A Comforting Message for the Frustrated Youth

Organized by: Ryan Smith

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Ever since I was a kid, I grew up knowing only a fraction of what most people get to enjoy in life. My world was very small, confined to a meager understanding of the joys one can experience when it comes to living. I don't mean existing from paycheck to paycheck, I mean really LIVING.

Time and time again, my wants became smaller as my hopes and dreams were smashed repeatedly by other peoples' grim, bleak ideas of what to expect from life. Eventually, I got to a point where I felt empty and dead inside, like a breathing corpse, a zombie.

I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when I was 8 years old, and with ADHD when I was 19. I'm now 22, and facing an all-too familiar but frustrating problem when I have amazing potential locked up within my mind, and that's money. That's the only reason why I'm looking to fundraisers and crowdfunding for help because after 4 years of frustrated, fruitless effort at trying to earn an income sufficient to get started.

Using the creative arts, ultimately, I want to comfort and inspire the youth in today's world by helping them to see that life does not have to be unfair, unjust, difficult, stressful, and maddening, like we were all raised to believe.

The money will go towards the necessary costs of software, tools, and other material needs in order to produce the very best form of what the "message" contains. Things like Sound Equipment, Digital Instruments, Freelance Hire, travel expenses, and whatever is left over will be split between future expenses and gifts to deserving young people, like our waiters, our store clerks, and other people who spend most of their day working at highly demanding jobs in order to make a living, let alone work towards the unfoldment of their own dreams.

With your help, we can change the lives of many millions of children, teens, and adults, by helping them develop more confidence in their own ability to take control of their own destinies.

Through the use of digital media, the creative arts, sound design, music, stories, and even animated cartoons and video games, my role is to produce in visible and audible form what many of us, the frustrated youth feel on a deep level, and how we can restore the kind of excitement for life's possibilities that we once felt as children, the kind that we miss and long to experience again.


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Ryan Smith

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