❝ I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.
Rubeus Remus Potter. You were named after the only two people at Hogwarts who seemed to give shit about me, because come on who else would I name you after? A verbally abusive dickbag who was in love with my mum and gave me shit all my life and someone who convinced a bunch of children that they needed to be soldiers? What kind of awful aspirations would that make you end up having? Come on son I’m not an idiot…
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game of thrones download link for those who need it ~here
warning: apparently they took the liberty of adding a rape scene that is NOT in the books :/ :/ :/
(its around 14mins in and is over by 15.32)
You are not going in circles
You are making progress in a spiral. You do come back around to where you were at the start, since recovery and healing take time, but every time you come back around to that point you’re a little higher up because you’ve got more experience, more knowledge, and more strength.
You ARE making progress
I really needed to read this!!
i forget that princes don’t have tails
until they kick at the water i am trying to make their home.
i forget that sailors drink no salt
until their bodies shrivel and wrinkle in the sea.
i forget that that captains must, too, breathe air
until my kisses do nothing to warm their lips.
i forget that i am not meant to care for them
until my sisters congratulate me on their death.
i forget that lovers can drown as well as enemies
until, one by one, they go limp in my arms.
i forget that i cannot cry
until it is all i cannot do to mourn.
i forget i am a monster
because what good would remembering do?