The private diaries of one of Rome’s greatest emperors, the personal letters of one of Rome’s best playwrights and wisest power brokers, the lectures of a former slave and exile, turned influential teacher.
And now the question arises, do we even want to know who we actually are deep within? And are we allowed to be more than one person on any given day?
Over the past few years, Brianna Wiest has gained renown for her deeply moving, philosophical writing.
How can you be sure that your red isn’t someone else’s blue?
Suicide is everywhere. It haunts history and current events. It haunts our own networks of friends and family. It most likely haunts your private thoughts, too. Why delay the inevitable silence, particularly when this world can be so painful?
Intentionally, actively seek things that will challenge you. If you understand everything in your life, you’re doing it wrong.
At one point after I returned home, it seemed to me that whichever path I decided to follow now would decide my fate and last my entire lifetime. I was stressed out, plagued by indecision, and felt stretched in 100 different directions with no center.
It’s the what if’s that drive you insane but keep you calm. They soothe the realities of your mistaken fate – because, surely, God had a mishap and gave you the wrong story. So you invent the right one instead.
What lies in our hands is the power to choose the beginning of the path; what lies at the end is merely a consequence of that decision, a consequence we shall to come to peace with, a consequence that is beyond our control, nevertheless a consequence that is our responsibility.
“I wish I didn’t marry my husband.”