Many people know there’s a neurological correlation between being highly creative and mentally ill, but few seem to realize that the same is true between being socially anxious and highly intelligent.
Take $150K in loans to study something you “love” for 5+ years, but not be able to move out/travel/get married/have kids/work a job you actually like because you’re drowning in debt for the next 30. That’s what passion does.
Happiness is not a rush of positive emotion elicited by random events that affirm the way you think something should go. Not sustainable happiness, anyway.
The thing about the wars against ourselves is that winning isn’t succeeding, but surrendering.
What do you want to be remembered for?
It’s been said that if you want to write a book too difficult for grown-ups, then write it for children.
I am free in a way I never have been before, but it’s even more liberating than that, because maybe for the first time, I don’t want to go anywhere. I don’t want to be anywhere but here.
Finally finding the love I had for so long been seeking wasn’t a hormone-fueled implosion. It was a gentle awakening, a simple realization.
They know when it’s time to break up with a friend.
Nobody reflects on their lives and concludes with “yes, this is exactly how I thought it would go.”