Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via larmoyante)
Staten Island is a big metaphor. You get that? All these people, they want to live in Manhattan. But they end up on this fucked up, weird little island watching the city in a distance with this quiet rage just burning in their hearts.
Meanwhile, I struggle with another frustration – the importance of language for communication. You can only do so much with sounds, facial expressions, gestures and body language. To go deeper, to discover what’s really inside a person, to really hear their thoughts, at some point you need words.
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.
As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.”
― Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life (via onherway)