Writing is agony. I hate it.
I remember, when I first rapped, I was writing raps. I don’t write raps at all; I stopped early. I don’t know – it seems like every day I find something a little bit easier.
For me, writing has always come out of living a fairly to-the-bone kind of life, just really being present to a lot of life. The writing has been really a byproduct of that.
I started writing as a child. But I didn’t think of myself actually writing until I was in college. And I had gone to Africa as a sophomore or something – no, maybe junior – and wrote a book of poems. And that was my beginning. I published that book.
I was always concerned with writing to my age at a particular moment. That was the way I would keep faith with the audience that supported me as I went along.
Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
In college, students would do modeling to earn money. I was also doing the same.
Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards.
Until these college students came into town, we were all very poor and didn’t have money to do anything.
There’s no question that Ben Shapiro loves to provoke college students.