20 Oct DTD #93: What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Exploring the Fantastical World of David Rees-Thomas
David Rees-Thomas is the author of many short stories and books which span a variety of genres. David has also been Vincent’s head trainer to become a teacher with ECC in Osaka, Japan.
Throughout training, David instilled Vincent and the other teachers with the philosophy: what’s the worst that can happen? You mess up on your first day. You forget a step. You have a rough day. Who cares.
The point is to enjoy the ride; if you’re giving your best, acting fearlessly, going for it, you’ll only improve with time. Vincent took this philosophy to heart, and sees it as a wonderful metaphor for life.
No matter what, you will be okay. So have fun with it.
This episode covers topics including:
– David’s background growing up in Wales
-What brought David to Japan
– What keeps him inspired and encouraged
– Challenging times, and how to overcome them
– The wonder of science fiction
– and much more.
Song In the Waves, by David Rees-Thomas
Zen In the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury