"Suddenly you’re ripped into being alive. And life is pain, and life is suffering, and life is horror, but my god you’re alive and its spectacular."
Shailene Woodley wrote about John Green for Time’s “The 100 Most Influential People,” 2014 [link].
1. I am so thrilled to have been named to the 2014 TIME 100. Shai’s essay is so kind and generous. That sentence about planets and moons is a lovely goal for us all to reach toward. Now, that said, I’m no prophet. I’m a guy who not too long ago tried to wax his chin.
2. Do I really look like that illustration?
"If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others. Because in relationship with others … the other is nothing but a mirror."
While we’re on the subject of marriage equality infographics, this momentum is pretty huge. More info at GoodAsYou.
"If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be this: Don’t be intimidated by other peoples’ opinions."
Stephen Colbert is taking over the David letterman show. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
you don’t need a reason to say no to sex. you don’t owe anyone any explanations.
"You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life."
"Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently."
Something that I find attractive.
Something that I like about myself.
Something that I dislike about myself.
Something I wish I was better at.
One of my favorite foods.
Something that gets me angry.
Something I can’t get enough of.