Hazel is wrong about infinite cardinality but she is right that some infinities are larger than others. I wanted her to be wrong but right, because that’s how we muddle through as observers of the universe – forging meaning where we can find it… from fact and fiction alike. And as my brain drowned in jet-lag I thought of the months I lived here. So much of that time I was sick and crippled with anxiety but all I could think about now, as night fell, was how much you can love made-up people; and how much you can miss them.
– John Green on a return visit to Amsterdam, the city where his book, The Fault in our Stars, is set in part
We all have something to hide.
Our desperations, our mistakes, our identity.
Words are not supposed to be swallowed; they are meant to mean something when they are thrown out in the open space between you and the restless soul in front of you. Make them count.
People die. Often without warning.
Say I love you. Say I miss you. Say I hate it. Say what you need to say!
Everybody has regrets. For some it is missing out on telling their loved ones that they are loved, for others it is not taking a chance. But we gotta learn from them and don’t let them be etched in your minds or they WILL eat you up!
Get over it!
BE YOU. Rise.
Insecurities – we all have them. But it is a choice. It is a choice to live with them or let go of them. THAT choice is something you have control over.
Everybody gets hurt… but WHO can hurt you is YOUR choice.Stand up for yourself because you are worth it, damn it!
People WILL love you and see you and respect you only as much as YOU do.
Be proud of your stripes. OWN THEM.
God did not give us each a unique fingerprint so we could use them to do something we hate.
He also didn’t give each the same pair of eyes. We all seek a different dream. Being unique is justified.
Appreciate people around you. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
You are appreciated. You are loved.
Do not for one second think that you are less than anybody else.
You are as good as YOU want yourself to be.
There is someone out there who will fall or has already fallen in love with you. ALL of you.
Love will come. Be patient.
Stand up for yourself!
This world deserves better.
Have a heart!
And follow it. It may be the hardest thing you have ever done, but sometimes… sometimes we are just a leap of faith away from having all of our dreams come true.
YOU are the key. It is only a matter of time till you own up to it.
Cause at the end of the day its not just about us. The world is so much bigger.
It is… Afterall, a pretty world. And it may not be that pretty… but it ain’t that ugly either. We gotta just learn to float the middle of the two storms. And when we lose direction, we must not lose our mind and we must find our way back because… well, because there is always a choice and one should try hard to make sure it’s the right one.
Because sometimes it’s not just about you.