Here's what no one ever bothers to tell you about detractors, likely because they too have engaged in some mindless detraction themselves. Those criticizing just for the sake of it and not from a place of genuine concern for your betterment are, almost always, deeply sad sacks of shit who are simply disgusted at the sight of anyone who hasn't joined them on the long and boring road that is Giving Up. For artists, the blowback from this unfortunate group is quite often seemingly unbearable. And for those struggling with some version of that, Jonah Hill has some words of encouragement.

In a message to "anyone who is struggling and in pain but loves movies or TV shows or comedy or painting or dancing or writing or anythinggg" that he noted was written before shooting Mid90s, Hill said all the right things. "Don't fear embarrassment," he wrote. "Don't fear people making fun of you. I did and I do. I say that knowing you will fear that and it will happen. But those people are hurting inside and they say mean shit because they're in pain."

 

@feliciathegoat visited set one day at the courthouse during @mid90smovie . Great artists and friends dropping by set to join the family for the day was my favorite part. It is a family. These videos make me miss it , but happy at the same time. You know that feeling. We all do. ❤️@illegalciv @thatsonme @gio_sk8s @sunnysuljic @olanprenatt @rydermclaughlin @davontejolly @heidibivens Eli bush Scott Rudin Ken Kao Sacco Fenkle and Katz @a24 Scotty Robertson Blauvelt Jahmin @rodneymullen Lori! #gonz @fuckingawesome dill #aaronmeza was @alexademie and everyone. @Jerrod armichaelfanpg LUCAS HEDGES and KATHRYN WATERSTON !!!❤️❤️❤️ just went to Best Buy and bought a blue ray! spike Jonze harmony Korine Gus van sant Bennett Miller . All the BS . Judgement , lows , were so worth it because we all made a movie from our hearts. For the people that got it and supported it . For the people that it made feel something real. That felt alone and found a tribe. For better or for worse. Thank you for even watching it. This year I’m going to make a lot of things with love and care and I hope you check it out. And if you don’t, that’s cool too. The only reward I get is making things and being in the process with people I respect and love. I’m grateful. I love movies . And I love you all. All the kids that wanna be filmmakers , you can do it if I can. Let’s go this year! Make stuff with your friends trust me . It will give you so much. Turn your pain into art and ignore the noise of people that are negative. Let’s go this year! Make stuff with your heart. I’m here to support when you feel doubts know that I feel them too. But the reward is the feeling you get when you turn things that hurt into things that are beautiful. Let’s. Go. ❤️

A post shared by Jonah Hill (@jonahhill) on

Hill also urged "any young people" inspired by reading his message to take that inspiration and start making art together. "It brings you a new family with other people who are looking to create," he said.

See Hill's full message, which also includes a nice shout-out to Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine, below.

 

The challenge of expressing simplicity in cinema . The bare bones of human emotion and life. As stripped down but each bone of the film filled densely with love and pain and care and thoughtfulness. Harmony called it “base” and it stuck with me. Simple elegant and raw. Kill yourselves to make it look like you did nothing. I wrote this before I started shooting and I read it every day before work. I ❤️ films Anyone who is struggling and in pain but loves movies or tv shows or comedy or painting or dancing or writing or anythinggg. Don’t fear embarrassment . Don’t fear people making fun of you. I did and I do. I say that knowing you will fear that and it will happen. But those people are hurting inside and they say mean shit because they’re in pain. Wait I have to call myself out. I have to take my own advice because I get shattered when people are mean about me or say mean shit. No one doesn’t feel that. No matter how “cool” they are . Maybe by writing this I’ll start to believe it myself . I hope everyone on here on this page reading this knows how much I’m here and I give a shit and I support you making things. Let’s stop talking shit and make stuff we care about. It brings you a new family with other people who are looking to create. I hope any young people on here reading this link up and make art together . I usually make fun of people who write stuff like this but fuck it , it’s been an insane year. beautiful and tragic. And I can’t sleep and it’s been a deep day and I felt like writing . Love and respect ❤️

A post shared by Jonah Hill (@jonahhill) on

I don't know about you, but I really needed this today. Thanks, Jonah. Vulnerability is indeed the wave for 2019.