I was contacted through my breakfast cereal
One might be asking themselves “How a grown man ends up wasting his time making the best damn magazine on the planet for little to no money?” Oddly enough, I got here from being a weird old grown man with a paranormal radio show.
I met Mark, one of our cohorts, on my radio show, Radio Wasteland. Most of our guests were more into fringe theories and government conspiracies, Mark happened to be on for radio dramas.
I didn’t know at the time, but that planted the seed for me to return to the artsy-fartsy ways of my youth.
I’d gotten the radio show at the beginning of the resurgence of the paranormal stuff. Back when the worst one was chemtrails. It was fun, I was interested.
The issue is, the scene has gone bat shit. It really made me have to start thinking about what I was spending my time doing. You can only spend so many hours having some jackass yell at ya about how the earth is obviously flat before you have to examine your life.
So I started to dive into fiction. Its all I really wanted anyway. My love of paranormal and conspiracy wasnt that I was solving some hidden secret, or answering some devine call; it was that it tickled my imagination.
Now enough time has gone by that I am beginning to love the mysteries of the world again; the little things that might lurk around the corner.
There is a point here. Just last night I heard of two couples that are each on the brink of a divorce because one of them has gone conspiracy crazy. I was asked if I knew of a book, or a therapist, or anything to help these people. I didn’t not.
All I can offer is advice. Unplug yourself for a little while and see if you are happier. See if you can reestablish that fun exciting connection you originally had. At the beginning, everything is fun and this doesn’t have to be your life’s passion. It can be one of many interests.
But most of all I would give the same advice that I’ woul’d give anybody about anything… “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” Most choices in our lives are not picking between right and wrong or good and bad, they are picking between two bads, or two good, or two rights, or two wrongs. That’s why people make such a big deal of people’s choices. That’s why your character is based on your choices.