to be yourself

To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.

– E.E. Cummings

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The Weather

There’s a post somewhere, that’s yet to be written… It’s coming and has been long overdue.

But until then . . .

The mood is your own personal weather. And it’s very like the weather. If you go outside and it’s raining, it’s not you that’s made it rain, it has rained and it’s real. You can’t unthink the rain. You can’t say, “Walk it off and then it’ll be sunny!” The weather makes up its own mind. And the two mistakes are to deny that its raining, when it clearly is, and the other thing is to say, “Therefore, my life is over. The sun will now never come out. That’s it.” Because we all know in terms of the weather that it can be a damn nuisance when it’s raining, but that the sun will come out. – Stephen Fry