At Alumnae Tea today, Sharon Bowers said, “Do something brave everyday.”
I have a tendency to write really intense letters, in the let-it-all-out-and-don’t-look-back vein. One of the best times to send such letters is when you’re graduating because you probably never have to deal with these people again.
I sent one of these letters to a friend of a friend last May or so, and i’m fairly certain she thinks i’m mildly psychotic because of it. I really don’t care, though. "If you're gonna do it, overdo it... that's how you know you're alive." (Yeah, Ani!)
A high school friend is currently enjoying the bitchdom that can be adolescence. He said it makes him doubt his motto that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart” (Anne Frank). I pointed out that most people grow into better people, but it got me thinking. I think people are basically selfish at heart, but our self-preservation instinct manifests itself in drastically different ways. We often worry what people are going to think of us, and act according to that. This can cause us to act in very different ways, depending on the situation. Sometimes we do good things, sometimes not.
Evelyn had “live your life as if no ones looking” as her away message today. It’s a really good life motto. Answer to your conscience, but don’t worry about what other people are going to think. There are always going to be people who agree, approve, whatever, and always people who don’t.
I think i want to live my life true to myself.( Don't burn the day away / Is this not enough / This blessed sip of life / Is it not enoughCollapse ) Current Mood: thoughtful