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This was really lovely, and encouraging as I get to a similar point in my book.

Especially loved this part.. “ I agree with all the kind friends and family who tell me it’ll pay off—we’re just thinking in different currencies....”

So true!

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It'll be fun to one day look back upon this phase we went through together. First time author friends forever :)

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Hey Salman! I enjoyed the essay. I'm always grateful for your thoughtful insights into the creative process.

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Mar 3, 2023·edited Mar 3, 2023Author

Thanks so much Andrei! And thank you for your note, hope to get back to you soon.

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Loved this. Thanks Salman. The selling of an idea is powerful when we're talking to the child inside us all. The caveat - you lie and cheat in that brief moment - you've lost the trust of my innocent mind.

I grow food on my roof with water-cows. Love to chat sometime :)

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I love this newsletter, Salman. Thank you so much!! Keep writing:)

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Thank you so much Rajita! Your encouragement means a lot. I sure will :)

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Internal compass is often underrated. If you have a force within you that's compelling that's compelling data. Currency of external rewards, (fame, $) as you say may vary. But if we only pursued fame and $ the world would be a sadder less innovative place.

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Well said, friend :)

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"I can’t know who my stories might help, or how it might help them. But if there’s a chance it can offer a perspective that eases their struggle, then it’s worth it. In that sense, I agree with all the kind friends and family who tell me it’ll pay off—we’re just thinking in different currencies."

that's beautiful 🥹

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Thanks friend! It's always such a good feeling to know when folks read deeply enough to notice bits of our writing. After all this time writing online, it never ceases to make me smile. So thanks for telling me :)

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Wise words and fascinating images, just the pick me up I needed today - Thanks, Salman!

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Ah, so glad to hear that, Troy!

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