I don’t care that you got into drugs for three months straight, or how much sleep you lost in that period. I don’t care that you went home and fucked that person and woke up at 6am hating everything about yourself, or that you drank, smoked, and partied so much you thought your lungs would give out.
You’re not a bad person for the ways you’ve tried to kill your sadness. And anyone who judges you as such is a hypocrite. Most are too afraid to face their true selves.
You’re just human, and being human means you need to survive. Fuck everyone else.
“But we were never lonely and never afraid when we were together. I know that the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started. But with her there was almost no difference in the night except that it was an even better time. If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially.”
A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway.
“But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
1984, George Orwell
“Don’t you dare shrink yourself for someone else’s comfort. Do not become small for people who refuse to grow.” -Steve Maraboli
You are unstoppable…infinite…if only you are brave enough to embrace your full potential.
“You’re a ghost driving a meat coated skeleton made from stardust riding a rock hurtling through space. What do you have to be afraid of?”
Do you think Voltaire’s words still hold relevance today?
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
― Lao Tzu
-Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273)