Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Drink some motherfucking water kids and eat your goddamned vegetables.
If you don’t decide for yourself what is worth reading, thinking, saying, trying, achieving, doing, being, eventually someone else will make these decisions for you. Don’t let an imaginary authoritative other determine your life. Own your mind and body and heart. Love, learn, listen and give.
The goal is not to be loved and accepted by everyone. The goal is to continually become someone you yourself would admire and respect. Be the person you want to know and meet. Work every day to earn the love and appreciation first from yourself and second from those you enjoy and genuinely care about. Your worth and importance is your prerogative. You determine how beautiful you are. How brightly you shine is up to you.
If he inspires you to be so cruel to his former girl, it’s not the right situation and he isn’t the right person. Whatever it is you think you have, it’s not love.
Something may happen, it may be awful, or it may be amazing, or nothing will happen, which is actually the most common case. But you can’t spend your life being afraid. You will regret the things you didn’t do and the risks you didn’t take far more greatly than any mistakes you make. Without mistakes, you won’t grow, and often the most beautiful outcomes can be traced back to something unforeseen and unplanned, an accident, an error, a mistake. You can still fail but you can’t ever succeed, if you don’t do something. So do something, and don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Because being brave enough to act is what makes you good, and it’s what you do after you make a mistake that can make you great.
If everyone else is being a dick, that doesn’t mean you have to be. If you’re going to pick up the personality and patterns of another person, choose Bruce Lee. Always choose Bruce Lee.
ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN
Jealousy to me is a kind of cancer. It’s a purely emotional blinding and obstruction from anything that counts. You are never going to be the smartest, coolest, richest, prettiest, skinniest, youngest, most special, or best. You only have so much time, so spend it carefully. Recognize jealousy for what it is, move through it, and past it, beat that shit. Enter into the good things. Enter into you. Think, love, create. Leave the blindness and obstruction behind you. Make something beautiful that can only come from you.
Look, be a bitch but be a good bitch. No one likes a shitty bitch. For the male side of things, don’t be an asshole. There’s no such thing as a great asshole.
We are built to dream upwards.
Don’t take satisfaction to mean that
Life is a motherfucking flash within a flash and you get what you settle for, so settle for geeky and generous and adorable. Also do shit. Do lots of seriously holy fuck really good shit. Learn shit too, learn lots of motherfucking goddamn cool ass shit. Cause life is a little bit hard and a lot bit depressing and also it’s fucked up and strange, but it’s very sweet and genuinely special and pretty motherfucking cool too, and a great deal much of all of what makes it especially beautiful and awesome is really actually up to you.