It’s pretty amazing how much heartbreaks and people with thought-patterns diametrically opposite from yours can teach you about yourself. I think one well-documented earth-shattering heartbreak, a couple years of growing up, and always striving for open-mindedness are as important to your development as climbing a tree as a kid. The European guy sitting next to me that’s having computer problems is really killing my zen as I write this. He keeps looking at my computer screen too wtf.
“You can’t feel crazily grateful to be alive your whole life any more than you can stay passionately in love forever, or grieve forever, for that matter. Time makes us all betray ourselves and get back to the busywork of living.”
We Learn Nothing
I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter.
The problem with too much time is that the magnitude of the world’s problems find time to lay their weight on one’s shoulders.
Sometimes the objects of your desire are built on dreamed up notions.