I used to go around and ask every smart person I met—even emailing important people I didn’t know— “What books do you recommend to a kid like me?”
Nothing is as infectious as watching joyful people do what they love.
Understand that not all battles can be won. Some battles are worth fighting for, more so than others. Some battles leave you tired and world-weary. Pick your battles. And pick them well.
When you’re at the bottom, living in the darkness, there is no way it can get any worse.
I need to remember that I am more than scars.
Anyone with any true strength, conviction, or authority never needs to prove it either verbally or nonverbally. That’s why you’ll find the most genuinely authentic and powerful people tend to be on the reserved side.
When your value system comes under attack, any defense of them, however hypocritical to said values, is not only appropriate but necessary. Thus, Christians are under no obligation to argue with charity, and secular progressives can keep their skepticism and tolerance at the door. To do otherwise is to allow the wrong people to win.
For you, it will feel like there is nothing left to be learned or loved or endured or appreciated; all that is left is waiting.
A fuckboy is a young man who sleeps with many women without the intention of dating her. He may also deceive her with lies and tricks in order to get what he wants.