You may have seen subtle references to "The Great Discontent" but I have to admit I haven't really wanted to share the site with you all. I know, I am so darn selfish?! I have been hoarding inspiration and well.. there is just no excuse. I can't quite recall how I stumbled onto The Great Discontent but when I scanned their "about" section I immediately found myself enthralled... I mean who doesn't turn into a sap reading a quote like this:
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!” - Jack Kerouac, On The Road
The Great Discontent was launched by Ryan Essmaker and Tina Essmaker to explore the creative process. They publish a new interview every Tuesday and some of the interviewees who have been featured on the site include: Seth Godin, Collin Hughes, Dana Tanamachi , David Bazan and countess others... The Great Discontent interviews are a wealth of inspiration and as you read them you will notice how much preparation the authors put into their research. Here are some of my favorite quotes:
"I would go window shopping at restaurants and go home and eat macaroni and cheese. " - Seth Godin (I feel like this might be me when I move to New York)
“The desire that we have to do something that’s never been done before means that the people who are around you generally will not encourage you to do it…if they were encouraging you to do it, then other people would be doing it already and it wouldn’t be unique.” - Seth Godin
“Don’t be scared. When you’re scared, you don’t allow yourself the freedom to explore and test your limits…Find something you can believe in and follow it down the rabbit hole.” - Collin Hughes
“A full-time job provides stability so that you can take more risks on your dream. In our culture, we’re prone to demonize our day jobs and exalt our dream jobs, but we fail to see that the former can be a platform for the latter.”- Dana Tanamachi
“When someone sees something in you and they have the courage to speak it out, it changes everything… Our words hold a lot of power.” - Dana Tanamachi
I have just begun to skim the surface of the site, but I look forward to reading each and every one of these interviews. I feel like this site is truly a gem and thought you might want to know where it is hidden.
Ps- If you like what you read, please "Like" their Facebook page,last I checked they only had 273 Likes.