There will come a time when you want to cut off all your hair. Do it. Realise that the thing you want rid of doesn’t lie in the long curls that frame your face so perfectly. Live with short hair for a while. It’ll grow.
You won’t always want to talk to people. That’s okay. When it’s late and you hear your friends talking in the next room, you don’t have to join them. You’re allowed your solitude. It makes company sweeter and it teaches you how to survive alone. You will need that skill.
In the winter, you’ll believe that nothing will ever grow again. You’re wrong. Every year, London looks like it’s on its last legs, wheezing through those last cold days in March. Every year, spring comes like an explosion and the city shakes off its sleep.
Mundane problems will get the better of you sometimes. Don’t worry. Try as you might, life cannot be an endless, beautiful, intense moment. Find comfort in money worries and late trains; they’re a welcome rest in between heartbreaks and breakdowns.
People will call you a cynic, a wry smile on their faces. Pay them no mind. You alone know that you are capable of a love greater than anything they can comprehend. You alone know that you are not willing to sell your identity and respect to the first smirking halfwit to pass by. It is not cynicism. It is reverence for your own vast and fathomless heart, and it makes sense only to love someone who understands that and is awed by it.
You will not always get what you want when you want it. Accept it. Your goals are not set in stone and you are not on a fixed trajectory. Sometimes, life will take its time and you will have to play the long, interminable game. Play it well and with as much grace as you can muster. Live at your own pace.
At night, you will occasionally wake up afraid, wanting to die. Don’t give in. Night plays its tricks, but you are not so easily fooled. Your mind will play its tricks, too. It will make you believe that you’re not who you are, but you must not give in. You take a breath and you tell yourself that you are here. That you always were.
”—Practical Advice for Difficult Women (#20 - 9th December)
oh my god i’m fucking sick of this generation’s mentality that your sadness is beautiful and somebody will fix you and all this fucking john green shit nobody will find you in a bookstore reading bukowski and want to lie with you and nobody will kiss your scars and you will not be like effie and freddie you’ve got to be your own fucking hero and surround yourself with positivity
100% just no. They do a decent job at getting issues into the light but they go about it completely wrong. Not to mention all the sexism, racism, fat shaming and ya know killing a shit ton of animals themselves. Mercy for animals is a better organization to put your money into if you’re going to. I know that there will be at least one person who writes me mad that I don’t support them so here’s some of their ads. (x)(x)(x)(x) like?? naked girls and being complete ignorant assholes isn’t going to make anyone go vegan, no matter how many times you yell about it.
here's the underlying point and thing to think about: the argument isn't about whether vegans or people who eat meat are right, but instead, it's actually about what conditions produce our food and how do we think about consumption in a system that produces commodities already entangled in a history of cruelty and violence.
“Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”—Don Miguel Ruiz (via alecwiens)
I thought this is the oppsoite, honestly - consuming NO meat (especially fowl, fish) can cause damages to the body but there are different versions.. You don't even fish?
So long as a vegetarian takes in sufficient calories and includes beans, lentils or soy as well as grains a vegetarian diet is perfectly healthy. Lean meat in moderate quantities, fish and fowl are perfectly healthy foods. My concern is more about compassion than diet.