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I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sometimes it seems like we’re all living in some kind of prison, and the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It feels good to get really dressed up once in a while, and admit the truth: that when you really look closely, people are so strange, and so complicated, that they’re actually…beautiful. Possibly even me.
Angela, “My So-Called Life”
Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.
Pretty girl, pretty girl
Do you hate her because she’s pieces of you?
Jewel, “Pieces of You”
That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are.
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn