existential optimism

Sep 20 2014
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Sep 18 2014
You make yourself strong because it’s expected of you. You become confident because someone beside you is unsure. You turn into the person others need you to be.

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Sep 15 2014

I want to make up

for all the love you never

thought that you deserved.

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maptitude1:

This world map in coins is made by Bedow; each continent is represented by coins from its own countries.

(Source: radandhungry, via goddamnyourebeautiful)

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tattoolit:

A deep sea diver fighting the Kraken with the quote, "What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through The Fire"from Charles Bukowski’s poem, “How Is Your Heart”

tattoolit:

A deep sea diver fighting the Kraken with the quote,
"What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through The Fire"
from Charles Bukowski’s poem, “How Is Your Heart”


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Sep 13 2014

Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself.
— Janet Fitch (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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grupaok:

Robert Barry, Something which is very near in place and time, but not yet known to me, February 6, 1971

grupaok:

Robert Barry, Something which is very near in place and time, but not yet known to me, February 6, 1971

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Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

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comeupkid415:

lolfactory:

The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.

This is one of the best things iv seen today

comeupkid415:

lolfactory:

The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.

This is one of the best things iv seen today

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aseaofquotes:

 E. M. Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

aseaofquotes:

 E. M. Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

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classicdaisycalico:

thepyrobotsoul:

nutritionbeast:

This is what happens when a smoker quits. Pass it on.

This is so important

How does this not have more notes?! Seriously, take the time to read this because it could save a life. Or SEVERAL.

Been like a month and a half now, holla!

classicdaisycalico:

thepyrobotsoul:

nutritionbeast:

This is what happens when a smoker quits. Pass it on.

This is so important

How does this not have more notes?! Seriously, take the time to read this because it could save a life. Or SEVERAL.

Been like a month and a half now, holla!

(via skinnyisnowstrong)

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