The Way I See It #17
The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you’re not good enough. On occasion some may be correct. But do not do work for them. Seek any jobs, ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don’t take it personally when they say “no”- they may not be smart enough to say “yes”.
"Damned is the man who abandons himself."Damned is the man who abandons himself."
- Always say yes to seeing friends
- Eat breakfast every day
- Recognize that positive change rarely happens overnight
- Accept the fuck-ups, but try not to let them happen again
- There is a song to remedy every situation on the planet
- Appreciate the people in your life
- Look for the good in everything
- Try new things and try them often
- Treat yourself as well as you treat others
the batad and bangaan rice terraces of the philippine cordilleras were carved along the natural contours of this mountainside two thousand years ago by the ifugao people, and remain in use by the current ifugao farmers who collectively maintain the ancient but complex system of dams, sluices, channels and bamboo pipes which keep the terraces adequately flooded.
a living cultural landscape, the terraces are a unesco world heritage site, further notable for their altitude, which peaks at 1500 meters, and steep slopes, which can be as high as seventy degrees. owing to the difficult terrain, the ifuago were among the few peoples of the philippines to have successfully resisted any foreign domination and preserved their culture.
”I think you could fall in love with anyone if you saw the parts of them that no one else gets to see. Like if you followed them around invisibly for a day and you saw them crying in their bed at night or singing to themselves as they make a sandwich or even just walking along the street and even if they were really weird and had no friends at school, I think after seeing them at their most vulnerable you wouldn’t be able to help falling in love with them.”
Stop being so desperate for love. Like a broken bone, you have to let this want, this need, shift around inside you until it finds the right position to rest and mends itself.
But don’t clip its wings immediately. Let it bleed itself out gradually, slowly, so you can know…