Because if you base your self-worth on what everyone else thinks of you,
you hand all your power over to other people and become dependent
on a source outside of yourself for validation.
Then you wind up chasing after something you have no control over,
and should that something suddenly place its focus somewhere else,
or change its mind and decide you’re no longer very interesting,
you end up with a full-blown identity crisis.
You Are a Badass // Jen Sincero
still peering around
doors, looking for a place i
finally fit in.
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Haiku 104.”
The more something threatens your identity,
the more you will avoid it.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck // Mark Manson
We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are.
Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts.
Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are.
Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves.
And maybe it’s our job to invent something better.
Choke // Chuck Palahniuk
Most people are other people.
Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
// Oscar Wilde
They will warn you of forbidden fruit and
Weave stories of venom, desire and lust.
Beware of what is offered from a chalice.
Still, make them drink – hold all your offerings
Slightly above their lips and
Watch how quickly the saints
Turn into savages.
3AM Thoughts // AKA “Stories are Written by Those Victorious.”
Fifty years ago I was born a female human animal. This, I was told, meant that I was a “Woman.” But I never knew what they meant.
Am I that which I observe or that which observes me?
What is a Woman? // Leonora Carrington
I have been traversing the sunless territory of non-identity.
A strange land.
// Virginia Woolf