keep reminding myself “that isn’t the big picture” and “this isn’t about you” and how selfish I’m being right now
but it hurts to hear someone you care about say they don’t have anyone to trust.

I always feel hypocritical trying to cheer someone up.

take your own damn advice.

"Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else."

Isaac Asimov (via w-ritings)


Ian McEwan, The Comfort of Strangers


"There’s a lot of pressure being the child of immigrants."
“Why’s that?”
“My mother is Thai, my father is from Chile. They met while working at a restaurant. There’s a knowledge among first generation immigrants— that they aren’t going to be the ones to achieve the American Dream. They have to work hard and struggle so that their children will have a shot at it. So they educate their children and pass the Dream along to them. And now I have an obligation to make more fucking money than them, to live the American Dream, to validate all the risks they took and everything they went through. And that’s a heavy burden.”

"Another flaw in the human character is that everyone wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance."

Kurt Vonnegut (via observando)