"Oh please. Taxes are not your money. If people could give up the idea that it’s THEIR money being pried out of their hands, rather than just another bill, there’d be a lot less whining. You want lights, you pay the electric company. You want a place to live, you pay the bank or landlord. You want food, you pay the grocery store. You want to live in a civilized society, you pay taxes. Get. Over. It."
"I think the reason why twentysomethings are so fixated on age is because we feel a pressure to be a certain way at 23, at 25, at 29. There are all of these invisible deadlines with our careers and with love and drinking and drugs. I can’t do coke at 25. I need to be in a LTR at 27. I can’t vomit from drinking at 26. I just can’t! We feel so much guilt for essentially acting our age and making mistakes. We’re obsessed with this idea of being domesticated and having our shit together. It’s kind of sad actually because I don’t think we ever fully get a chance to enjoy our youth. We’re so concerned about doing things “the right way” that we lose any sense of pleasure in doing things the wrong way. Youth may be truly wasted on the young."
"Child,’ said the Lion, ‘I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own."
C.S. Lewis - The Horse and His Boy (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)
My mom told me the quote a year ago. I was struggling so hard with comparing my walk with others, noticing the differences and citing the unfairness. I felt I was given harder things to go through, tougher treatment, and it pissed me off, really. She said this to me to remind me that my walk is mine, and that’s what I need to worry about. Not everyone else.