Cut The Grass To See The Snakes

Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.

– William Shakespeare
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When I Can’t Love Myself

Please reassure me that I have done well. Even if I could not reach the stars, say that I matter.
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Serenity

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
– Buddha
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These Days

If your ego starts out, ‘I am important, I am big, I am special,’ you’re in for some disappointments when you look around at what we’ve discovered about the universe. No, you’re not big. No, you’re not. You’re small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel called the human body that’s limited on Earth.
– Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Who You Are Is Always Enough

At some point in our lives, we can feel worthless. Especially when everything we set out to do doesn’t come to pass. Though it is never a wise idea to equate ability with self-worth, most of us are guilty. In the end, you realize it’s not what you do that makes you valuable but the person you are inside. That is the best legacy anyone can leave behind.
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Maybe I’m Just Like My Father

It is better by a noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate, than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what may happen.”
-Herodotus
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C A R N A L

Obscenity only comes in when the mind despises and fears the body, and the body hates and resists the mind.”
-D.H. Lawrence
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Anti Fair-Weather

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”
-Euripides
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Rapture

When did you feel your most euphoric kiss? Was I the source of your greatest bliss?
-Roman Payne
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An Easier Affair

We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy.”
-Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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