Daily Prompt: Mentor Me

Today’s Daily Prompt is:

Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?”

This will be short.


I have never had a mentor.  I am sure it is due to a combination of reasons.  For years, I was a misunderstood loner that would not have been welcoming to anyone taking me under their wing.  That and I have never met anyone that has “been trough it” and was welcoming to me.

It is what it is.

I am sure that is why I created my own virtual mentors by reading autobiographies, biographies, novels, etc.  I have a group of people that have become  very important to me through reading their collections of letters and other writings.  I have learned through them and the years of reading those writings helped me change my life into what it is today.

I owe a huge thank you to people that are dead and never even knew me.  I would like to thank F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Gertrude Stein, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Toni Morrison, Douglas Coupland, and Ramon Novarro.

I have added some others under “Related Articles” that were better at this exercise than me.


  1. Sounds like you had some very inspiring mentors who never met you. Inspiration comes from many sources, what we do with it is what is intriguing. Some people just sit on it, you let it flow. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for the ping back


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