You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.
Believe me when I tell you that everything is temporary. Everything. There’s not a thing in the world that will not change, including you.
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.
If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
Heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.
Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor…I am Pagliacci.”
Don’t listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people’s failures.
People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like ‘Be realistic.’