1. Don’t trivialize yourself, your thoughts, or your emotions. You have just as much right and reason to think and feel as anyone else does.
2. If you know something will make you unhappy in the end, don’t do it. No matter how much alcohol may tell you to, don’t. Think of the consequences before you do the actions.
3. When you tell yourself you will do something, follow through with it. Nothing is worse than disappointing yourself.
4. If you’ve already started something, there’s no reason not to finish it.
5. Forgive people for their inherent faults, but do not forgive people when they legitimately hurt you.
6. Stop being afraid of failure. You’ll get nowhere if you take no risks.
7. If you need help, ask for it. From as many people as you think you need to. Work out your problems, don’t just stew in them feeling bad about your own shortcomings.
8. Go on more spontaneous adventures.
9. Experience more. Don’t let future financial woes stop you from buying that ticket. You’ll remember the experience more then you’ll wish you had the money (within reason).
10. Whilst experiencing, experience more and photograph less. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t take pictures. Visual memories are wonderful, but don’t take pictures just to be able to show that you did something. Remember how it felt in the moment. Don’t experience life filtered through a lens.
11. In general, don’t live life picture in picture with your phone. Look up more.
12. Read more, and analyze more. Literary analysis is not and should not be limited to the classroom. Join a book club, or at least talk about things you’ve read with people. You’ll get more out of it and enjoy it better. Don’t read just to say you read.
13. Write more. Write poetry. Or even if it’s just spilling all of your thoughts onto a Word document and deleting it immediately after. It’ll help you make more sense of yourself.
14. If there are people you want to see or want to get to know better, make an effort. You can’t expect other people to always make the effort.
15. Learn to not feel bad saying no when you’re saying no for legitimate reasons.
16. Don’t let yourself get peer pressured into things if you really don’t want to do them. You control your own life.
17. Never forget to be appreciative of the people, things, and opportunities around you.
18. Sleep more regularly. Being rested helps pretty much every aspect of life.
19 & 20. Eat better and exercise more. Not for the sake of losing weight or attempting to fit a mold of beauty. Merely for the sake of feeling strong and healthy. For breathing easily at the top of a staircase.
“When you can’t remember your lives, you can’t change your lives, and that is the terrible and the secret fate of all life. You’re trapped by that nightmare you keep waking up into.” — Rust Cohle
Broken Bells was fucking fantastic. Thanks for the birthday present @thirdandlake (at The Trocadero Theatre)
happy birthday to my blog apparently
"With all the good it’s brought, technology is destroying our communication skills— especially the ability to listen. The older generation can still listen, but many of the youngsters can’t even look you in the eye while you speak. If they aren’t looking at their mobiles, they’re looking over your shoulder or glancing around the room."
"Why is verbal communication more important than communication through a device?"
"Because there’s only so much you can learn from your Facebook friends."
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→ private, prefer one-on-one friendships to crowds, often quiet about their own feelings, often thoughtful, artistic, wise, and prefer to operate behind the scenes. x
MENTAL ILLNESS PORTRAYED ON SCREEN
What makes it so appealing to the audience?
"For actors, it’s a cinematic gift, a chance to play a characteristic as well as a character. For directors, it’s a chance to explore the psyche in visual and narrative detail. For audiences, it’s a window into a world they will (hopefully) never experience. When combined in the just the right way, without histrionics or spectacle, the results can be incredible." - Source
Then Aragorn, being now the Heir of Isildur, was taken with his mother to dwell in the house of Elrond; and Elrond took the place of his father and came to love him as a son of his own. But he was called Estel, that is “Hope”, and his true name and lineage were kept secret at the bidding of Elrond; for the Wise then knew that the Enemy was seeking to discover the Heir of Isildur, if any remained upon earth.