Sometimes I wonder how much our education system hinders us later in life (not to mention while it's happening to you)
I guess I should explain myself, I think the constant criticism we're faced with as children later in life is the cause of an inexplicable detraction from self expression, or finding something within yourself and using it to drive creative expression.
We get so caught up in our daily lives and the schedule we've learned as we got older that we lose a bit of our creative self expression, our imagination loses its zeal. I think this really effects entrepreneurs especially those who become entrepreneurs later on in life, they don't want to write copy, manage ad accounts, learn coding, design their own graphics and even create their own products.
I guess you could say someone broke their learning machines (brain) and they are repelled by learning but if they only knew that the ability to express yourself has never been greater in all of history and I think more people should be taking advantage of this. More people should be expressing themselves creatively and online is the best place to accomplish this in this day and age.
If we could all wake that part of ourselves up and give it a shake I think we would be surprised with ourselves about the direction our lives will take if we just didn't care about what critics say and using the internet is the best place for this because there is always someone else out in the world interested in the same things you are and understanding how to find them or reach out or just express yourself so they find you is a very valuable skill.
Just try writing a SHORT story, nothing too long.. don't give yourself a goal that doesn't seem fair to your tastes, just write a paragraph or a sentence at first. The more you do it the better you'll get and the more you'll write and the more you'll understand your own mind and others. There are people all over the world who love reading actual articles from real people, whether it's opinion or a short story. "So Stop 'Surfing' ... The Web, 'Join In' & Become A Bigger Part Of It."