I hated high school. I don’t trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there’s something wrong with you.Stephen King (via allegorys)
I think I’ve narrowed the experience of being in my twenties down to a single fear, which is: what if everyone I know becomes successful and loved and I don’t?
is the norm, not the abberation. The sudden tragic loss of life is always utterly shocking to the victims and their community, but white violence itself is the furthest thing from shocking. Almost all peoples around the world have tasted its bitter blood. It has been ongoing for five centuries, in massacres on all continents and all islands in all oceans. It manifests both as xenophobic racism where whites are the majority and genocidal colonialism where people of color are the majority. That’s practically what whiteness means: xenophobia at home, colonialism abroad. It’s what has largely shaped the modern world, yet people look around and wonder, How did we get here?
do you ever have extensive daydreams in which you invent an entire alternate life/universe for yourself?
Adults are terribly confused, messed up people. That’s because they forget, really, that they don’t have to pretend all the time. Really, the fact is that you’re not an adult at all - you’re just a tall child holding a beer, having conversations you don’t understand.Dylan Moran (via luzdebosque)
Have you ever analyzed things to the degree where you can’t really remember the difference between what’s real and what you’ve created in your head?Edie Sedgwick (via voicefoundwords)