“Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”—Karen Marie Moning (via her0inchic)
“I actually attack the concept of happiness. I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.”—Hugh Mackay (via her0inchic)
I really don’t believe in the whole the-things-you-regret-most-are-the-things-you-did-not-do-thing. I mean, think about it. It’s just not true. At least for me it’s not. The things that I regret the most are the things that I did do. And I think that somehow it has become some kind of hype to tell people that they should stop boundering theirselves because they will regret the things they didn’t do. And I know that it’s good to sometimes just stop thinking about the consequences and just be crazy, but still that’s a good thing because acting crazy will make us happier. Not because we regret the things we didn’t do. Think about it, is there something you didn’t do, which you still regret? Okay maybe there is, but is it really the thing you regret the most? I just don’t see how that could be true for everyone.