Learn to like what doesn’t cost much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different…different from you.
Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction of doing your job as well as it can be done.
Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs.
Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.
Learn to keep your wants simple and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.
The fact that julie plec and caroline dries genuinely believe that they’re creative geniuses and are ‘feminists’ even though they write unnecessary baby plots where the woman is forced into being a surrogate and her agency and choice is taken away and not to mention she’s a vampire which goes against the shows mythology which has been stated many times that “vampires can’t procreate…”
And instead they waste time with baby showers and all that bullshit instead of giving the only WOC more screen time and actually learning how to treat their POC decently and as equals to the white characters they adore so much but instead they have one of the only POC being mute and doing orders as if he were a slave. Their belief that they’re ‘feminists’ contradicts against what a feminist actually is, evident in the rather misogynistic writing, so no they aren’t feminists and they are certainly not creative geniuses.