There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.
do you ever look around at the big crowds of people around you and realize everyone has a story and memories and family and troubles and achievements and a first kiss and a broken heart but you’ll never know any of it and every human life is really intricate and expansive but oh they’ve walked into a shop and you’ll never see them again and you’ll never know just what they were thinking
- Disconnect from time to time. Put the phone away, close out of your email, close out of facebook. Put on some music or read a book. Make hot chocolate. Relax. Disconnect from their world and reenter yours.
- When you have the same skills and resources as the person next to you, use your attitude to set yourself apart.
- Be unapologetically yourself. Being genuine is something a lot of people lack, and, it’s easy being yourself. Because you don’t need to force anything.
“Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.”
Trying very hard to live by this, to always live by this, but sometimes you just see the worst in people and it’s not easy.