So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.
by N.H. Kleinbaum from “Dead Poets Society”
Words are sacred… Every choice is significant and when it feels difficult and immense to imagine anyone in the world could possibly understand what you’re feeling, just remember; you probably haven’t found the right words to express it.
I love language…
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Almost everyone is working towards a goal in their life, and it is an important thing to have ambition and work for that one thing that you want or need to feel satisfied, but what I want to talk about here are the consequences of wanting something.
Sometimes we get so fixated on where we want to be that we forget to notice where we are. We take some things for granted and we don’t appreciate the journey; and yes I know it’s a cliche and everyone knows and goes through this. But what about how it impacts the small things in our lives.
Just because you’re working towards something doesn’t mean that in the time between now and getting that something, you should be miserable and spend all your time wanting.
Time moves so quickly and someday will be here sooner that you think, but if you spend your life waiting for someday then all your life really is; is waiting. You’re always going to want something, you’re never going to not have a goal, and you can’t put life on hold in-between them.
My point is, not every moment needs an “if only” attached to it…
we are always too busy thinking about what we're not rather than what we are. we spend most of our energy obsessing over all the things we don't have and can't do, we forget to be grateful for what's right in front of us. we should always be nice to people, because everyone is fighting a battle; very similar to ours. we are all different in many ways but at the end of the day we are all the same. we deal with the same issues and struggle with the same feelings.
so next time your feeling alone remember, that even if we're all alone... at least we're all together in being alone.