Quentin Tarantino - The Genius
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What happens if we don't follow our dreams and instead follow the advice of others? I wrote that we become unhappy, depressed and lost the purpose of our lives. I believe that this is why we have more #mentalhealthmatters than usual - when you are constricted from your true nature.
What happens if we do follow our dreams?
In an interview with Brian Koppelman on The Moment podcast, the 58-year-old described growing up with screenwriting aspirations – and how they drew ire from teachers and his mother.
"(My teachers) looked at it as a defiant act of rebellion that I'm doing this instead of my school work," he said, recounting his penchant for writing screenplays at the age of 12.
Tarantino found little support from his mother, Connie Zastoupil, as well.
"My mom always had a hard time about my scholastic non-abilities," he told Koppelman.
He explained how she disparaged his screenwriting aspirations. "In the middle of her little tirade, she said, 'Oh, and by the way, this little 'writing career,' with the finger quotes and everything. This little 'writing career' that you're doing? That shit is over'."
Instead of giving in to her threats, Tarantino, became a world acclaim director of famed Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill director, by following his dreams, which I am sure is not an easy task.