273/365: make yourself happy
I’ve always been really interested in the concept of “happiness” and how to achieve it, mostly because I think the only reason anyone does anything is in pursuit of this happiness. What’s interesting to me is that, people always like to think of happiness as an emotion: “I feel happy”. The way I see it, happiness is a state of mind; it’s what you are, not how you feel. Nervous, stimulated, restless, frustrated, elated — these are emotions. And you can be all of these things, and be happy at the same time: “I feel challenged, I feel confused, I feel curious; but I am happy.”
So I tried to narrow the root of my happiness down to three…what would you call them? — tips? Happiness Tips, I guess, a self-diagnosed list of three things that I tend to do, and have done from a young age, that I think has instinctively made happiness my default.
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White couples that adopt non-white kids
If you’re getting mad at someone for adopting a parentless child and bringing that child into a loving home because their skin color doesn’t match then you need to take a good hard look at your priorities, evaluate your life, and ask yourself how you sunk this fucking low.
"All these young girls getting themselves pregnant"
Wow, self impregnating teenage girls, these men should be afraid, we as woman are evolving at alarming rates.
I have no control over what people think of me but I have 100% control of what I think of myself.
Beth Ditto (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Fear is inevitable – I have to accept that - but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.
Isabelle Allende (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
People who have only good experiences aren’t very interesting. They may be content, and happy after a fashion, but they aren’t very deep.
Peter Cameron (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
I had asked him many times why he stayed, and he always said the same thing: “Because I love you, and I wanted to, and I knew you were in there.” No matter how damaged I had been, he had loved me enough to still see me somewhere inside.
Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (via quotes-shape-us)