I love being alone but I hate being lonely.
I think that’s one thing you learn growing up, from not wanting to hold your moms hand anymore and still wanting her attention, to not wanting to be smothered in a relationship but still wanting someone there.
It’s probably one of the most selfish wants that surpass childhood.
We want things, but never too close.
We want to read books to escape, but only find ourselves in each character.
We want friends, but too close and they hurt you.
We want lovers, but too much and it destroys you.
We want to travel, but when we do we find that we only run into ourselves.
This undying need to be distant but ever so close is the downfall of our humanity.
We don’t talk to strangers because why bother if things don’t last longer than five minutes?
As I grow older I realize this nuisance and I slowly start to understand how much we’re all so desperate to run from each other to run from compassion, and hurt.
What if we stayed?
What if we tried?
What it we opened our eyes to the fact that every single person can be inspiring?
The world would change.
We wouldn’t fear each other for the fear of losing ourselves.
"The highly sensitive [introverted] tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive. They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. They love music, nature, art, physical beauty. They feel exceptionally strong emotions—sometimes acute bouts of joy, but also sorrow, melancholy, and fear. Highly sensitive people also process information about their environments—both physical and emotional—unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss—another person’s shift in mood, say, or a lightbulb burning a touch too brightly."
"That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are."