Stop staying up past 2 AM, thinking about the what ifs until you pass out. Stop torturing yourself with unnecessary thoughts. Stop stressing about tomorrow, because you deserve happiness today.
You have to trust time. Trust the unknown. Trust yourself. And just let things be.
I’m sort of scared and sort of excited. We went from tribes to villages to cities to kingdoms to empires to “isms” to…data that will unite us.
I want to strip you of any uncertainty. I want to build you up, and make you feel like the most important person in the entire world.
What I didn’t realize was subconsciously I was looking around for the approval of others. This approval gave me a sense of mattering and mattering fulfilled my desire to be better.
My six year old daughter asked me, “What’s so great about the United States anyway?” And I didn’t know what to say to her.
“There was this guy…” I’ll tell her and because she won’t know you, she’ll only see what I want her to.
I don’t deserve you. You deserve more – so much more.
If you hold the door open for everyone, the door will stay open for you.
For the next 20 minutes or so, Sema’s assessments flow in a stream-of-consciousness manner with very few pauses. There’s no stopping her as she expertly combs my cup in search of images—and, conceivably, hints about my past, present, and future.