"We need to move away from this constant need of coming across as calm, cool and collected. WE WEREN’T BUILT TO BE CALM, COOL, AND COLLECTED. If we were, it wouldn’t feel so fucking exhausting all the time. It would, you know, come naturally to us. You know what comes naturally to human beings though? Being open, being messy, being raw, being unfiltered, having lots of feelings. Why should we have to stifle our true nature? Let’s go after the things we want, let’s love each other brutally and honestly, and not worry about the consequences. Let’s release the feelings inside of us and let them land somewhere special. Otherwise, we might have a lifetime of longing in front of us."
“My only fear is, I always sabotage myself when I’m on the verge of happiness. In my young life, I’ve seen that every time I’m about to achieve true happiness, some little piece of me says “you don’t deserve this,” and another little piece says “I agree”.”—Lisa Simpsons, The Simpsons