The cognitive dissonance caused by a society that tells its children to “follow their dreams” through messages in films, literature, etc. and then punishes them for not choosing safe, money making careers in adulthood is fascinating, to say the least.
I am a positive person but I get really tired of aggressive optimism. If someone’s sad, let them be sad. All emotions have purpose. Sadness isn’t destructive if not prolonged. Sadness isn’t unproductive, as it offers awareness. Telling someone to “cheer up” or “be happy” is so ineffective and patronizing. The last thing a sad person needs is for someone to judge their feelings as pointless and unappealing. Welcome sadness, just don’t let it consume you.
"Doesn’t it scare you that you’ve wasted more than half of your life hating yourself? It should."
"Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going?"
The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams (via splitterherzen)