21 February 2015
One of the most painful realizations I ever had was that I’d become the sum-total of the expectations of everyone around me. I was good at school, cynical, and “always out to be number one,” like mom and dad wanted. I had tattoos, piercings, and a grimace on my face, like my friends wanted. I spent my money on killing brain cells and becoming sexy, like TV wanted.
But did I want those things? Did I want to live this life that I’d spent years building?
If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, you know how painful it is to answer “No.” It goes down like a jagged little pill. And, I hear, the later you wait to do it, the more it hurts to swallow.
Avoiding that pain, more than anything, is what keeps people unhappy…
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