Kanye West Is Writing a Philosophy Book in Real Time Via Twitter: 'Be Still and Enjoy Your Own Imagination'

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Kanye West arrives at Dries Van Noten fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015/2016 on March 4, 2015 in Paris. 

Kanye West is back -- well, on Twitter at least. Last week, Kanye returned to Twitter and randomly shared a few of his favorite moments from his Saint Pablo Tour and a few ideas he has for his Yeezy clothing line before offering advice to creatives. On Wednesday (April 18), West continued his train of thought, this time going more in-depth about how people can maintain their creativity. 

According to Kanye, creatives should step away from social media and the internet sometimes to focus on their own ideas in order to be more productive. "When you first wake up don't hop right on the phone or the internet or even speak to anyone for even up to an hour if possible. Just be still and enjoy your own imagination. It's better than any movie," he wrote, adding that we should trust our own intuition. "You have the best ideas. Other people's opinions are usually more distractive than informative. Follow your own vision. base your actions on love. Do things you love and if you don't absolutely love something stop doing it as soon as you can."

Kanye even served up knowledge about valuing originality over trends because "thoughts have been placed in our heads to make everyone assimilate. Follow what you feel." 

But there's more. The Life of Pablo rapper advised creatives to be their own competition instead of competing with other people, adding that people should "just stop lying about shit. Just stop lying" in order to attain true happiness. 

Nestled in his philosophical Twitter messages was the tweet announcing that an actual self-help book is in the works. "Oh by the way this is my book that I'm writing in real time. No publisher or publicist will tell me what to put where or how many pages to write. This is not a financial opportunity this is an innate need to be expressive," Kanye added. However, he let it be known that he will work on his book on his own time so we shouldn't expect the book to hit shelves anytime soon. 

In the meantime, read some of Kanye's life advice below.


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