This whole operation has forced me to articulate ideas that matter to me in the world. Here are a few. These are thoughts that I preach as a teacher and as a guest writer/speaker and try to subtly convey in my stories.
Follow your passion with all your heart. No one is going to hand you your dreams on a silver platter. If you want your life to be the way you dream it, you better go for it.
Better to burn out than to rust out.
Live so that you are comfortable in your own skin.
Being active is essential to being fully alive.
The world is missing kindness. Avarice—greed—fuels too much of our society. Prejudice and thinking “we—they” is always counterproductive and the absolute opposite of “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”