“I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable” - David Lynch
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair or two cups of good hot black coffee.
Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
I’m still pretty sick about what I’ve lost, but I only admit it to myself late at night, which is probably why I’m not the best sleeper
Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked
I learned early to side-step other ppl’s threatened egos, particularly when I wouldn’t corroborate their limited view of the world
How nice … to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do
The best you can hope for in a relationship is to find someone whose flaws are the sort you don’t mind. It is futile to look for someone who has no flaws, or someone who is capable of significant change; that sort of person exists only in our imaginations
Scott Adams, God’s Debris: A Thought Experiment
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Emails out of control? Overwhelmed with Facebook and Twitter notifications? Maybe it’s time to declare social bankruptcy.
The time we humans have upon the earth is too short to waste on foolish things
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Of course, the debate of what is and what is not a foolish thing has been going on for thousands of years and taken up the time and energy of so many millions of lives that that in itself may be a foolish pursuit.
So, it might be time to be more specific about how to avoid wasting the precious time we have here on our planet Earth.
One idea comes to mind: stick to those things that have never been considered a waste.
Things that are worth the time they take to accomplish.
Things that alter the course of future events for the better.
Things that have a positive effect on you, the people around you, or all of human kind.
Stick to those things that are rewarding, enlightening, inspiring, life-changing, titillating, scintillating, record-breaking, joy-making, or fascinating.
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