Quora Questions about Music, Inspiration and Hollywood’s Sexual Harassment

Here are some random questions asked that I answered about music, being inspired to follow my dream and the issue of Hollywood’s sexual harassment. Mind you, I’m not an expert in any of the answers I have provided. I’m just a squirrel in the world trying to find a nut like everyone else.

What inspires you the most to follow your dreams?

My dream has always been to be a singer/songwriter or writer. I’ve semi accomplished both but not to the level I want, therefore, I’m still pursuing the later.

What inspired me is my need to be creative. That need requires me to be paid for my efforts so I don’t have to work a 9–5 job, which I’m still doing today.

But I’m going to speak about a goal and then circle back to my dream.

In 2009 I pursued my goal of working in the IT field. 2010 didn’t see that goal come to light, but 2013 did. Since 2013 until now (2017) I was in the IT field. two years into it I realized I hate it, but the money was good there, so I stuck it out. I was miserable but liked the paycheck. Last year I quit a job in IT to pursue other things that didn’t work out and ended up back in IT, basically because that’s where my skills and experience were strong.

Right now, I have job that’s not in IT (YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO). This job is a do your job within these hours and go home. In IT, you do your job and go home and worry about what you have to do the next day. One IT job required me to be on call once a month. In IT the job is never done.

Back to my dream. I’m pursuing my dream hot and heavy this year. I’m consistent with my blog posts and trying to get more consistent with my YouTube posts (I just started the YT channel so working on that right now). When I write, I feel free. I’m doing YouTube just to get myself out there more. In addition, more people are apt to listen to someone than read what they wrote. Therefore, my YT channel is basically a verbal account of my blog posts.

As mentioned, I have this need to be creative and want to make a living doing so. I don’t want to be rich, just want get paid for it. The day job I have now allows for my creative juices to flow when I’m not at work. I don’t have to worry about someone’s computer still in an unusable state or dealing with callers all day long.

I’ve reached a stage in my life that my happiness is worth more than being unhappy at job no matter how good the pay is.

All of what I said boils down to inner desire and need. I was not put on this Earth to be a cog in someone else’s wheel.

I did accomplish the singer/songwriter part of my goal by recording two CDs which are out for sale on iTunes and Google Play under the name Nikki Carlyle.

Hollywood’s Sexual Harassment and Consequences For The Democrats

Disclaimer: I summed up the question due to its length. The original question was this:

Now that the curtain has been pulled back, and the depths of depravity revealed in Hollywood, will there be any consequences for Democrats? Aren’t Democratic campaigns & endorsements forever tainted by the broken & abused who were forever scarred?

I’m not sure how you can blame the Democrats for what is happening in Hollywood. This is not a Republican or Democratic issue, this is Hollywood’s issue. Also, this has been going on since Hollywood was invented, the only difference is social media is around today.

Errol Flynn was accused of raping someone, which I believe he was found not guilty. But if I remember correctly, he made a comment about the woman being too ugly for him to rape her. That statement there tells me he could be a rapist if the woman was good looking and wasn’t willing to give it up.

Most of these people in Hollywood, especially those who hold the key to your stardom (directors, producers and such) have been known for their casting couches. Executives of these studios have always swept things under the rug.

What’s going on in Hollywood won’t end. And it’s not just Hollywood this happens in. The only difference is these people being accused of such acts are well known and thus, a bigger story.

But I also look at the number of women that want to claim they were victims as well. How many can we say are actual truths while others are seeking their 15 minutes and some money?

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