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.
“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.
Compulsively being attached to our phones to the point where we disregard basic courtesy.
Let’s pretend for a moment that we pulled apart all of your organs and laid them on a table.
Their opinions have to be justified.
Your life will unfold in direct proportion to how much you believe you deserve. Not how much you think you should have. How much you believe you deserve.
As an individual who both listens to Yeezus while writing essays about the Universe and seriously capitalizes that word, I feel most qualified to share with you the common ground between poets and prophets like Nelly and 50 Cent and…
We expect complete honesty from others, and yet when that ‘honesty’ is something we don’t want to hear, it’s ‘mean,’ and when it’s our turn to tell the truth, we avoid doing so until there’s no other choice.