What would you say or do to help this person? Would you support someone who wants to follow their dream or tell them to get their head out of the clouds? There are people out there that want to do what their hearts desire and have been shot down so many times that they are scared to do so. I am going to give an example of one person that I know and would like to help but need to know how to do so.
This person has written for most of their life. They have done short stories, fantasies, some are a bit on the strange side. When they were younger, their parents found one that they had done, it was rather on the long side and didn’t approve of what it was about. When the person came home from school they watched it be destroyed. Their parents said that they would never make anything of it and to get their head out of the clouds.
Over the years the person still wrote but ended up never being able to do one as long as the person had watched be destroyed. They rebelled against the traditions of the family and have suffered many hardships. They want to get published but never feel that it is good enough. They also always here their parents saying to get their head out of the clouds.
The person works hard at their job and is a good person to be around but the desire to write is always there. They feel that others don’t understand, and when they tried to do it their family didn’t have enough to make it.
So they suffer each day with ideas racing through their head, working in an office that they do their best but never truly happy.
How should I help this person?