A Deluge of Awesome

I’ve been very blessed lately. Not only is my recent video getting a lot of views (almost 20,000 right now), but I’ve also been flooded with many positive emails, messages, and comments. There are two reasons for this. The first reason being that I was recently featured on Nerdfighters.com by John Green. Don’t know what Nerdfighters or John Green are? Than, quite possibly, you might not be made out of awesome 😛 The other big reason being that I was recently spotlighted in the News & Politics section of YouTube.com.

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The deluge of positive and supportive comments mean a lot to me because it hasn’t been the easiest time for me here. Most people in Bangladesh – including my relatives – have never heard of YouTube. Most don’t own a computer and most have never been on the internet. Despite my best attempts to explain what I’m doing, they think I am just “wasting my time” in front of the computer everday (interspersed with trips where I do some filming and charity work).

In fact, in the nine months that I have been in Bangladesh, I have been literally criticized and/or scolded at least once by every single relative living in Bangladesh (starting from my grandmother along with every aunt, uncle, and cousin). They don’t see the point in the work – since my work neither earns me an academic degree nor pulls in a paycheque. Conversely, every aunt, uncle, and cousin I have living in the USA or elsewhere in the developed world has given me nothing but praise, complements, and support. The contrast can sometimes be maddening.

It’s supportive comments from the YouTube, Nerdfighter, NowPublic, and blogging communities that help bring a touch of sanity and composure. I can’t thank you guys enough.

3 Responses to “A Deluge of Awesome”


  1. 1 joan

    Always keep your great spirit Shawn what you’re doing is good and GOOD is just 4 simple letters like LOVE!
    Take care

  2. 2 joan

    Always keep your great spirit Shawn what you’re doing is good and GOOD is just 4 simple letters like LOVE!
    Take care

  3. 3 joan

    Always keep your great spirit Shawn what you’re doing is good and GOOD is just 4 simple letters like LOVE!
    Take care

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