“This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing,
And invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.”—
It doesn’t bother me what people think about me. Yeah, I used to care and I used to want to please everyone, but thats exhausting and I realized I wasn’t living for myself. I was living to please others and gain likability. But that doesn’t matter. Be kind to all, but dont let people fuck with you. The people who want to get to know you are going to stick around and do so. The people that THINK they know you will leave and possibly talk behind your back. But why would you want those people in your life in the first place? You’ll come to realize that what you imagine a person to be and who they truely are are totally different. Don’t chase them. You just dont need some people in your life, and thats perfectly fine. You’ll survive without them and your lifes quality will improve significantly. Live for yourself because you have to live WITH yourself. Make yourself happy and surround yourself with things that’ll improve you and the quality of your life. Don’t be selfish, but know your worth. Keep the people you admire and love close to you.
“If you want to kill yourself, kill what you don’t like. I had an old self that I killed. You can kill yourself too, but that doesn’t mean you got to stop living.”—Archie’s Final Project. Dir. David Lee Miller. (via wordsnquotes)