“You have to get away from them. You have to get as far away as you can otherwise they’ll kill you with their lives. They don’t know what they do. They are careless with themselves and they take too much for granted. They make their shortcomings your problem. The only way to keep your head above it and heal your wounds is to crawl away.”—Black Coffee Blues by Henry Rollins (via lostinthesounds)
You’re intelligent, clever, witty, talented. Some might call you attractive. Why can’t you just accept that fact? Why do you have to make up an excuse, apologize or put yourself down? What is so hard about acknowledging the good?
Quit beating yourself up. Quit making outrageous comparisons. Quit waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Yes, you’ve made mistakes. Who the hell hasn’t? Did you learn something from them? Of course you did. Don’t let the lesson be: “Be gun-shy” because that wasn’t the lesson that was intended.
Get out of your head. You spend way too much time in there. And quit trying so hard. Don’t you know that people accept you for you and that’s pretty great.
I don’t see what’s wrong with having someone else boost your confidence. I’ve heard people say that you should boost your own confidence without anyone’s help. There is a point, for me anyway, where I cannot further boost my own confidence because I do not see the potential for whatever it is within myself… whether it is beauty, or education, or motivation. Sometimes it helps to have someone else around to tell you these things too, to reinforce your own beliefs and build on them. I don’t think this is a flaw. This is the beauty of relationships.
“Most of the time I fucking hate life. Most of the time life is a flat-lined fucking existential nightmare for me and I fucking hate it, I want to check out all the time. There you go, now you know the truth. The thing that keeps me here is knowing that life would go ‘Ha, you wimped out, you couldn’t handle me.’ So what I seek to do is to make life run for it’s life.”—Henry Rollins (via beksinski)