Who is someone who inspires you and why?
Ok, sorry, that was rude. Why are prompts always so sincere and self-help aisle-y? Why aren’t they ever like “If you could murder one person and get away with it, who would it be?” or “If an electric outlet was a tiny surprised face ( =o ), what do you think it would say?” or “What was the longest you were ever forced to hold in some urgent bodily process?”
I don’t necessarily want to answer any of those either, but.
I’m inspired by Sam Irby. She’s so funny that I have read something like 100 recaps of Judge Mathis, a show I have never once watched, just because she wrote them. And she’s never been anyone but exactly who she is — she never tried to do whatever other people were doing, and she still isn’t. She has a million imitators now (including sometimes me), but her voice was always authentically hers. And I’m able to find her inspirational because she’s my age and tired and misanthropic and lives in the midwest and doesn’t make, like, videos or any complicated shit, so she feels more accessible to me than most funny people, who tend to be in LA congregating in groups and making little movies on their phones and fucking each other.