It’s a great piece and Orwell expresses himself eloquently. I read it every time I’m feeling defeated and need to press the motivational restart button.

I also often refer back to this quote by Ray Bradbury, “I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”

This reminds me that not everyone will enjoy reading my writing as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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