Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
E. M. Forster,
“In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it; They must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it.”
John Ruskin, “Pre-Raphaelitism”
“Do your art every day, no matter how crappy your day is.”
It’s alright to do things the way you want. There is no map to life, no blueprints to survival, you can create your world day by day if you have a clear vision and an unwillingness to give up.
“…Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.”
Robert Louise Stevenson
Happiness is there for the taking – and making.
True happiness is an acceptance of life as it is given to us, with its diminishment, mystery, uncontrollability, and all.
Happiness is in your ability to love others.
The capacity for uplift is part of what makes us essentially, euphorically human.
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.
True happiness involves the pursuit of goals. Without dreams, without risks, only a trivial semblance of living can be achieved.
Life is to be enjoyed, not simply endured. Pleasure and goodness and joy support the pursuit of survival.
by Electron Love Theory
I go uptown, ‘cause there’s a fire in my head
I do downtown, ‘cause there’s no one in my bed
I go around town to try to find a friend
I go inbound because I must defend myself