As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant.
When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.
a homeless guy just said to me “do you tell jokes to make people laugh or to make people think you’re funny” and that is the most profound shit ive ever experienced
I asked my old science teacher this and he said “I make jokes to make myself laugh because I know I’m funny.”
Stop hating yourself. Try going one day without saying anything bad about yourself. Try complimenting yourself. Do it again. Buy yourself dinner. Put soft things against your skin. Listen to your favorite songs. Eat ice cream. Eat ice cream naked. You have to spend the rest of your life with you. You’re all you’ve got. Be kind, start loving yourself.
Seeing your face doesn’t hurt as much anymore and now I can fall asleep without hearing every single word you’ve ever said to me playing over and over in my head, but sometimes I still think about that one time we got lost in the city and we were so high that we didn’t care what happened to us and then you kissed me and I felt more alive than I ever have before. And I still think about how we’d fall asleep holding hands and when the sunlight starting peeking through your curtains in the morning our hands were still intertwined. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I don’t think I miss you anymore, but at the same time, I’m pretty sure I’ll miss you for the rest of my life.