The most intimate reactions of human beings have been so thoroughly reified that the idea of anything specific to themselves now persists only as an utterly abstract notion: personality scarcely signifies anything more than shining white teeth and freedom from body odour and emotions. The triumph of advertising in the culture industry is that consumers feel compelled to buy and use its products even though they see through them.
Theodor Adorno, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (via fuckyeahexistentialism)

No matter how good things are, there will always be solitary nights you spend in your bedroom, in a car, or in a party full of your closest friends when it feels like the walls are caving in.
Dan Campbell  (via lolaandwillow)

"Do I Wanna Know?" (with Alex singing the backup vocals alone)

Posted on April/14/2014 with 26,856 notes
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I go to seek a Great Perhaps.
François Rabelais (via observando)
Posted on April/14/2014 with 726 notes
Source: observando

Lonely people read a great deal, but say little and hear little. Life for them is mysterious; they are mystics and often see the devil where he is not.
"A Doctor’s Visit" by Anton Chekhov (via philosophicalmeandering)

But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely — or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.
Oscar Wilde (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

floridsmoke said:
"How can anyone be confident in themselves without being delusional?"


The self in which you feel the need to be confident does not exist, it is not real. It is an idea; it is not alive.

Does a flower need confidence? The flower just flowers. Perhaps similarly we could say a human just humans. It’s being awake and alive as this moment, regardless of what it contains. 

Only when you start telling yourself a story does the need for confidence arise. You’re either someone important and special, or you’re someone weak and insignificant, or you’re whatever. We imprison the experience of being alive with these stories and then live and die by those mind games. 

To know that you have no more cosmic significance than a shrub, to remember that everything will go while you will and have always remained, to be surrendered to the fact of whatever you are experiencing, all of these aspirations liberate you from the context of confidence altogether. 

Live from within with strong kindness and sincerity, don’t run from those moments of awkwardness or fear. Encourage others and encourage yourself to be naked with reality. 

If we shed that closed-down conditioning we have inherited from shame, fear, and anxiety, then we need not burden ourselves with delusional games such as confidence. 


I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Albert Einstein (via observando)
Posted on April/4/2014 with 1,158 notes

Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.
Spryte Loriano (via observando)

Just like Howard Roark ❤️

Posted on March/25/2014 with 722 notes

Right now everything looks so strange to me, as if I don’t belong here. It’s me that’s out of place. And the worst thing is that I feel there’s somewhere I do belong, but I just can’t find it

 L. J. Smith, The Awakening (via psych-facts)

Couldn’t be more relevant

Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living
Danielle Koepke  (via lailadot)
Posted on March/25/2014 with 15,900 notes
Source: psych-facts





it pisses me off how writing doesn’t get people money unless they’re like jk rowling like writing books should be one of the highest paying jobs in the world that shit is hard

i bet that open heart surgeries are harder

Open heart surgeries can be taught. You can’t teach a person a world that no one else has created.

you won this time. 

Uh huh 👏☺️

Posted on March/18/2014 with 86,294 notes
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Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly (via observando)
Posted on March/18/2014 with 866 notes

People wait
all week for friday,
all year for summer,
all life for happiness.
(via sensitizes)
Posted on March/18/2014 with 236,306 notes
Source: sensitizes

I am standing on a piece of waste land. Why I have not been set down in a better country I do not know. Am I not worth it?
Franz Kafka, from The Blue Octavo Notebooks (via kafkaesque-world)

Heavy sigh

Posted on March/14/2014 with 201 notes
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