« It’s OK to not be OK. If your life has exploded into million little bits, you don’t need platitudes. You don’t need cheerleading. You don’t need to be told this all happened for a reason. You certainly don’t need to be told that you needed your pain in order to learn something about life. Some things cannot be fixed. They can only be carried on. »— Megan Devine https://www.refugeingrief.com
Narcissism is the word we routinely use to describe someone self-satisfied and arrogant. But what do we really mean by the word? More School of Life: https://www.theschooloflife.com/
"Home is not where you were born. Home is where all your attempts to escape cease."- Naguib Mahfouz
“We’re finding it’s not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. And if we can change the lens, not only can we […]
“People think of depression as being just sadness. It’s much, much too much sadness, much too much grief at far too slight a cause. (…) what it is that causes some people to be more resilient than other people. What are the […]
- Susan Cain
"Solitude matters, and for some people, it's the air they breathe."
— Susan Cain (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking)
"Don't think of introversion as something that needs to be cured."
- Susan Cain
"...I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward."
- Viktor Frankl, The Feeling of Meaninglessness.
"It is the very problem of our time that people are caught by a pervasive feeling of meaninglessness, which is the most conspicuous symptom of the collective neurosis of our time. It is accompanied by a feeling of emptiness. The "existential vacuum" has increased and spread literally all over the world. Our industrialised society is out to satisfy all needs, and our consumer society is even out to create needs in order to satisfy them; but the most human of all human needs - the need to see a meaning in one's life - remains unsatisfied. People may have enough to live by; but more often than not they do not have anything to live for."