Validation: the emotional crutch that has a way of making narcissists out of us, because in our quest to be validated, we make our entire existence all about ourselves.
Have the courage to present yourself to the world, absolutely naked. Have the courage to accept yourself completely – the only acceptance over which you have absolute control.
If you’re looking to be perfect, you’re really looking to fit in, to the ultimate extreme.
You are wasting your time, and that is the ultimate crime you can commit against yourself, especially as a young person.
all the mysteries you will never unravel
all the roads in her winding mind
leading to places you will never visit
harbouring flavours you will never taste
Realize that you are hurt because you trusted someone, because you let someone in. And that is not something to regret, but to be proud of.
Compliments were not meant to be burdens, I know,
yet somehow being called pretty prompts me to put on a particular show.
There is no significance in years alone. Meaningless moments will amalgamate into an entire lifetime, unless you consciously design your life. And the secret is this: that elusive, magical life starts by starting, now.
You realize that now is as good a time as any. It’s no new notion that time passes fast, and whatever it is you’re waiting to make happen, you may as well do it now.
To delay your transition into adulthood. When someone asks what you’re doing, you can say “studying,” and it saves you from any real responsibilities for at least 4 years.