One of the best summaries of conservationism I have ever read:
Oh, wait, did I forget to mention that part? Yeah, whatever you try to build or create — be it a poem, or a new skill, or a new relationship — you will find yourself immediately surrounded by non-creators who trash it. Maybe not to your face, but they’ll do it. Your drunk friends do not want you to get sober. Your fat friends do not want you to start a fitness regimen. Your jobless friends do not want to see you embark on a career.
Well I’m screwed. Thank you very much. Because of a visible physical disability as well as invisible ones my main avenue for showing my virtuosity is independent projects. Once I was promoting my Bible project and the people on the site tore me a new one.