It occurs to me that the only way to get better at writing something is by just writing. I should carry a notebook with me to write down the funny thoughts I have over the course of the day. Maybe then record myself ranting about said topic (because I seem to be funnier on the spot, at least while talking. The average reader doesn't see all the changes I make while typing. Go back, delete that, shorten that, change that word, etc. You can't do that with talking, and much of the time I wouldn't even need to, but still, I think it would help to record it, write out the funny bits, and then refine from there. Trim the fat until all you have is pure gold bars of comedy. Then remember that stuff, flesh out the delivery, try it on people, and boom! A joke! I have literally nothing to lose from trying this and the whole world to gain. If I truly do deserve happiness, then following my dreams is probably the best way to go about it. If I get sad and think that it's too late for me to achieve success, I just need to remember that I'd never even heard of Ricky Gervais till he was in his 40's, and he's probably right about at the success level I want to have. To have enough fame that I can weather infamy (he's really outspoken and doesn't care who he pisses off, and I like that), enough money/interest that I can always find a way to achieve my next project/idea, enough time between projects to be able to enjoy myself before the next big thing, and enough health and vitality to be able to do it all and be happy doing it.
And really, that's where it all begins, isn't it? Just doing it.
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