It is a lonely idea, a lonely condition, so terrifying to think of that we usually don’t. And so we talk to each other, write and wire each other, call each other short and long distance across land and sea, clasp hands with each other at meeting and at parting, fight each other and even destroy each other because of this always somewhat thwarted effort to break through walls to each other. As a character in a play once said, ‘We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins.’
my favorite activity is pretending that i can sing
The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.
― Thomas Jefferson (via autonomouslibertarians)
Sometimes suffering is just suffering. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t build character. It only hurts.
Kate Jacobs, Comfort Food (via hurrl-scout)
I WISH PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND THIS.
Suffering isn’t noble or positive or romantic.(via practicallyperfect-in-everyway)