The baseline is respect

Every time I run across this little quote, I love it:
Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority”

and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t… Continue reading

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You are not broken

You are not the odd one out.
You are not the only one who gets it.
You are not all alone.

You are not broken, damaged, useless, or flawed. No, you’re not perfect either.

You have been hurt, but you are not broken.

You have lived through pain, but you are not damaged.

You have made mistakes, but you are not useless.

You have stared… Continue reading

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The real reason that you are afraid to begin

“Waiting for the right time” is not a real thing.

It is a half-assed way of saying that you are afraid to begin.

Why are you afraid to begin?

I see a hundred hands going up, a hundred voices saying, “Now hold on just a minute, that’s not what I mean at all…”

And then you’re telling me about how you’re halfway through school, or you have a… Continue reading

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50 ways to stay confused and afraid

1. Look for advice and solutions on social media.

2. Stay busy. A packed schedule is the sign of a meaningful life.

3. Say yes to everything.

4. Accept guilt as a valid indicator.

5. Never sit still.

6. Consume all the information before you without any thought about its source or perspective.

7. Keep up with trends.

8. Watch the news. Read the… Continue reading

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