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Why? I'm simply no good at titles.

Lean In

Standing on the edge looking down

Into the abyss of possibility

And uncertainty.

I tremble with fright

And grow weary from the fight

To persist despite it all.

Looking up I see your face

Feelings writhe inside.

But it’s like a knotted shoelace

With each attempt to unravel

Making it tighter and tighter

And I’m not the fighter you think I am.

I want to lean in, and see what it might

Be like to do the wrong thing that feels so right

And to know the sweet release,

The only true peace.

But I’m a gentleman.

So I won’t lean in to kiss those lips,

I’ll tighten my grip, and keep my head down

Staring at the possibilities as I walk along the edge.

For you, World. May the change be ever in your favor.

For you, World. May the change be ever in your favor.

Words for Teenagers

"Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you’ve finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun. The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you!"

Come, let us all be friends for once
Let us make life easy on us,
Let us be lovers and loved ones,
The earth shall be left to no one.

—Yunus Emre

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, and familiar things new.

—Samuel Johnson

The Theory of Fun

We’re just pattern recognition machines, looking to solve and conquer the patterns around us. Boredom is a result of mastery, frustration/confusion is the result of over complexity.

dharmasimulation:

“By self alone is evil done, by self alone does one suffer. By self alone is evil left undone, by self alone does one obtain salvation. Salvation and perdition depend upon self; no man can save another.”

dharmasimulation:

“By self alone is evil done, by self alone does one suffer. By self alone is evil left undone, by self alone does one obtain salvation. Salvation and perdition depend upon self; no man can save another.”

(via dharmasimulation-deactivated201)

It’s called love. And it’s not an emotion. It’s a willingness. A commitment to put the needs of someone else above your own. No wonder it’s impossible to find love. No one knows what it is.

It’s called love. And it’s not an emotion. It’s a willingness. A commitment to put the needs of someone else above your own. No wonder it’s impossible to find love. No one knows what it is.

(Source: in-cinderellas-shoes, via beinginmotion)