I keep seeing quotes everywhere, and sometimes, I just end up wondering why. Maybe it’s because we’re afraid to think on our own.
You’re sad? It’s ok, as long as you will find yourself in a quote written on a random picture of a tree. It always says that your sadness is noble and pure, but what if it isnt? What if you lost a friend because you were selfish? Oh, Dr. Seuss can help with that, out of context, of course „the ones who matter don’t mind,and the ones who mind don’t matter”. Again, everything seems right, because „it’s not the way you survive a storm, but how you dance in the rain” …. or not?
How can you dance when the storm fucked up your life? ‘Everything happens for a reason”Sometimes, the reason is that we dont pay attention, we’re always in a hurry, and we’re selfish. That isn’t related to „fate” or „destiny”. That’s on us, completely.
Instead of looking for approval from random helvetica letters, we should find out what our happiness look like and just go with it. Most of us are dreaming about big stuff and that’s pretty much how we end up sad and miserable.
Have you ever thought about the dose of happiness hidden in your daily coffee? Or in the morning kiss? Or even the „take care” that your mother gives to you everytime you go out? That should be happiness.Why? Because that expensive phone won’t matter when your mother is gone,or your loved one… because the sports car you drive wont get you in a happy land, but just misery and pity.
Im pretty sure there are quotes about that too, and we’d be happy to use them anytime, just to feel a bit better.Everyone thinks about how the future is going to be bright and shiny and a lady or a prince will show up, and the fairy-tale will begin. What if that future-self is so miserable and they pass just by the love of your life without noticing? Oh, but there are quotes,about missed chances and trains.
It’s ok, you could share that on facebook and everyone will be „Oh, you poor thing, i totally get you”. And thats the moment you start feeling better with yourself, even if you are the one who did something wrong. Instead of apologizing,you’ll say „they don’t deserve someone like me”, and move on. What if you are the less valuable one? What if your presence in those people’s lives was so signficant they’ll just keep missing you for years? I bet they have some quotes too.
Because that’s what we do. We’re looking for approval, and on the internet there’s plenty. What if, for once, we refuse to „share” or „like” a quote and actually do something? What if life isn’t a quote?
I love quotes and collect them. I do a Sunday post where I expand on quotes. I also am a thinker and can think very well for myself. Quotes have a way of connecting us, showing us that we’re not alone…very similar to blogging and relating to one another. And dreams…oh I am a dreamer…I have big dreams. The fruition of those dreams do not equal my only happiness. I do find happiness in the now…
I guess that’s ok, since you’re a mature mind, but I was thinking more about the 11-15 year olds trying to justify their random mistakes with deep quotes, even tho’ i’ve seen people my age doing the same.
So I guess it’s more like a choice when it comes to quotes. I like clever ones too,from books I actually read,but i wont hide behind them when i fuck something up. that’s the actual point
I tend to think like you. Quotes can be inspiration, but they can also be trite and vacuous, skimming over the hard issues in life and trying to make the world frothy. I’m sure there are good ones out there, but in general, it’s hard to summarize reality into a few pithy words.
Good stuff, I loved this! „What if the storm fucked up your life?” That made me laugh. „What if life isn’t a quote?” Is a good life quote too haha…
I like quotes myself. I like them because they resonate with what I may be thinking at the time. It may be from a person that I admire or have read about. A quote can be a reminder of the path to take. But living on the surface of quotes and not understanding the person or the reason for the quote is missing the point of a quote. Thinking for ourselves is best but we need guides. Some people go through life spouting just from the mouth of their guides and forgetting that they were supposed to think for themselves.
Happiness is from small moments in life like you mentioned. And we can live in and enjoy those moments and make efforts to keep having more of those moments. 🙂
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Your art and photography is visionary. You go your own way and you have talent. To me that is impressive. What you’ve written here is also very impressive. Keep doing what you do. You’re good at it.