Two Brothers Re-Create Childhood Photos As A Priceless Gift To Their Mother (via Then/Now)
okay but THEY INCLUDED THE DOGGIE AND IT HAS LIL GREY HAIRS ON ITS FACE AHHH SO DISTINGUISHED AND MAJESTIC THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART
thanks, kid president. for always reminding us to be more awesome.
"We start each day with a new opportunity, a chance to be better than the day before. For me, it wasn’t easy. I didn’t follow the crowd. I didn’t try to be like everyone else. I was just me. And that’s when my journey began. When you’re on this journey, you’ll have failures, but you’ll also have successes. What matters most is your willing to work harder. Think bigger. Be yourself. But only better everyday. So there’s two ways to think about this: there’s the world around you and how it affects you, then there’s you and how you affect the world. Cause when each of us gets better, we all get better. So forget about the competition. Forget about the circumstances. You can’t control those things. What you can control is YOU! You can challenge yourself, push yourself, become the greatest version of yourself, and at the end of the day, the only question left to ask yourself is: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NEXT?"
"I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is."
"You think ‘Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst’, but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fucks you up. That’s what kills you."
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
— Winston Churchill (via yuenyun)