i heart humans

amy: [ey-mee]
noun, singular
1. twenty-two-year-old residing in california.
2. strange, albeit awesome; the type of person who would be referred to as "quirky."
3. unable to turn down an adventure, dare or even a particularly wild suggestion for that matter.

Nietzsche urges us to see that human suffering is necessary, but what is not necessary is painfully regretting that suffering. Our condition hands us difficulty, and unless we are careful to stop ourselves, we add more difficulty to our lot by fearing and loathing that difficulty. We suffer and then hate ourselves for suffering. We are much better off accepting the pain, seeing it as universal, noting that it can be borne, and, when possible, expressing it.

—Jennifer Michael Hecht, from Stay  (via goghst)

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A much needed break from San Diego 🌲🍂🌲

A much needed break from San Diego 🌲🍂🌲

Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.

—Iyanla Vanzant (via strangeprofanity)

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