Robert first reached out to us on Twitter to ask if we had any TGD shirts for purchase. We didn’t, but we offered to send him some other TGD swag. He emailed us with his mailing address and a small note about what TGD has meant to him. We were moved by his words and with his permission, we’re sharing them with you:
…thank you for creating The Great Discontent. Being a registered felon with tons of other obstacles in my way, your interviews are my main motivation to keep pushing and the people in them push me to become a better person. I know its pathetic, but I tear up typing this out because just a little over a year ago, I was on a completely different path of violence and anger. The people in your interviews truly are my mentors, without even knowing them.
Little things like you guys tweeting me back or opening my email is mind-blowing to me and I just hope this shows how special what you are doing is. I think you get the picture so I’ll spare you the dramatics!
Thank you so much for doing what you do.