I have always been a huge fan of John Green, not just because of his books but also because of "vlogbrothers". It has been therapeutic to me at times.
Like this story, it gave me an entirely different outlook on how to handle a calamity. Let me give you some context, this was when Esther Earl passed away, she was the person to whom The fault in our stars is dedicated to.
She was a nerdfighter (that's what the communtiy that John and Hank Green created called themselves, myself included) She valiantly battled with cancer and passed away. When John got the news, he said this on the vlog that day. "Before i wrote books, i worked as a cheperone at a Children's hospital. And when i was there, my supervisor always used to tell me:
John don't just do something, Stand there
We all wanna DO something to mitigate the pain of loss, to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the cloud.
But i believe there is real value in JUST standing there, Being still, Being sad, Bearing witness to Esther's life and allowing ourselves to be transformed by it" - John Green (via vlogbrothers)
I hope this explains my rambling on the previous post :) #instadaily #empathy #writersofinsta #5amthoughts #breathe #writingmotivation #respect #mustread #thoughtoftheday💭 #preach #liveandletlive #selfcare #selflove #microfiction #support #acceptance #johngreenquotes #nerdfighters