Many things in life bring frustrations. One thing in particular that I find increasingly frustrating, in my life, is when those around you treat you like your words don't matter, like you have nothing of value to contribute. Being hushed or told you can't do something just makes me wanna prove that person wrong, pretty much lighting a fire under my ass... on a good day ;-)
On a bad day, it just brings you down, makes you feel helpless and stuck, snuffing the fire, making you shut down more and more. Some moments I can't help but feel stuck... but my natural reaction is to go against the grain, and trust my own feelings about things... and THAT is when my creative juices flow. I get the job done as I see it in my mind. Things come together, and the person who was dismissive realizes they were full of crap.
I wonder how many times this has to happen for this person to realize other people have worthwhile ideas too... After years of hoping, I finally feel safe to say, there is no light at the end of that tunnel ~rolling eyes~ My hope shall be better spent elsewhere.
Life is about choices, choices that one makes for themselves. Sometimes you just gotta take control of the helm, no water how high the waves are.