Doing morally ambiguous things — even moderately — for instant gratification while assuming minimal consequences is short-sighted at best.
Be careful — you might be trying in vain to achieve other people’s definitions of success.
I would desperately try to do this, change that, hoping to earn the “beautiful” status as my naive mind was fed the belief that being beautiful meant being loved.
Over the last couple of decades, personality testing has increased multi-fold and evolved into a 2 billion dollar industry with interest from both individuals and corporations. It’s time for you to learn how to interpret these different personality tests and understand yourself better.
Our issues and my past issues rolled into a ball too ugly and heavy that it took me months and months to crawl out of it.
I’m 25 now. And I’m starting to think that this is the best age to fuck things up. Because when else would you do it? You don’t want to do it at 35.
Sometimes the only way out is through.
I’m so grateful and hopeful. I’m proud of myself for the fact that even in the most stressful times, I’ve never stopped working on myself.
To my younger self, know that everything will be okay because I am here telling you so.
I didn’t take care of myself properly. Or even at all. The reality was that I fucked up my dopamine system a long time ago.
You have to make the mistakes, then you can learn the lessons. You have to walk through the pain, then you can find the answers that matter.
You’re not afraid to be emotional and you don’t try to avoid them, especially the negative and difficult ones. You let them happen to you while you understand that your emotions are temporary.
I knew all my past struggles and mistakes and hangups and I brought them with me to the present day no matter how long before they had happened and regardless of whether I had resolved them. I subconsciously used them to define myself despite all the great progress I’d made to my life.
If you loved yourself, you would accept your past, your flaws and every wrong turn you take. You would give yourself the permission to be imperfect, to make mistakes, to get lost in a pair of ocean-blued eyes and live life to the fullest. If you loved yourself, you would forgive yourself.