I want to read this to myself every morning: "Look at you. You're young. You're scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring about what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it loud as fuck and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget you have work the next day. Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours."
I was a shy kid, an awkward teenager, an under confident young man, and now, at 46 years old, I'm the happiest I've ever been. Why? Because I've found the confidence to express myself, to achieve my potential as a human being, to taste self-actualisation, to break free from stifling negativity, to share time and space with good people, and to choose life-enriching experiences over materialism and societal expectations. Life is not easy, it's not supposed to be. You are going to
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Yes! Please stop. Think of the message you're sending these impressionable young girls...you're teaching them at an early age that "boys" being mean to you means they like you. Then parents wonder why their daughters grow up and end up in abusive relationships whether it be mentally, emotionally or physically abusive or all of the above. Well because genius you set that foundation up at an early age. Duh.