Now we realize the people who most effortlessly “fit in” were only the ones who were most willing to sacrifice themselves. Now we realize that being “cool” wasn’t a desirable thing, not the way we defined it — but we saw no other choice.
Acting without feeling inspired is us saying what we naturally know, feel and think, and this is vulnerability. When we believe that we must be inspired by an idea to create something of it, it is a mechanism to avoid placing ourselves bare into something that other people can judge.
We are so caught up in being the person who cares less, that we become afraid of even caring at all.
We are looking for a strong voice to join our rapidly-growing team of writers.
“When you step into a library, all the knowledge in the world is before you. When you wake up each day, all the possibility in the world is too. You choose whether or not you just see books. You choose whether or not you just see another day.”
There are so many things we identify with, so many ways we decide who we are based on style that we admire and opinions that are the collective average of the people we surround ourselves with.
We collectively have this very odd – and rarely addressed – complex that unless we’re loved by everybody, we’re not worthy of love. Unless we’re the best, we’re not enough.
“You fell off the face of the Earth!” is not a thing anybody wants to hear.
“A lack of intimacy is not distance from someone else, it is disregard for yourself.”
We can relive and re-experience social pain more vividly than we can physical pain.