I feel like I no longer have the same affectation towards most people I know, and sometimes I feel guilty about it and other times it just feels right to keep going in this direction.

If you are pained by any external thing, it is not this thing that disturbs you, but your own judgment about it. And it is in your power to wipe out this judgment now. But if anything in your own disposition gives you pain, who hinders you from correcting your opinion? And even if you are pained because you are not doing some particular thing that seems to you to be right, why do you not rather act than complain?

Marcus Aurelius (Meditations)

Sometimes I really give a shit about what people think of me.

Other times it’s one big fuck you to you, and you, and you.

Eventually everyone has to hit the dark side of life — Someone doesn’t like you, someone doesn’t like your work, someone doesn’t love you back… people die. What we have is a generation who are super-confident and super-positive about things, but when the least bit of darkness enters their lives, they’re paralyzed.

Bret Easton Ellis, via interview February 17 2014  (via sydneyrae)