"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."
— Hugh Mackay (via sirmitchell)
"The quicker we all realize that we’ve been taught how to live life by people that were operating on the momentum of an ignorant past the quicker we can move to a global ethic of community that doesn’t value invented borders, or the monopolization of natural resources, but rather the goal of a happier, more loving humanity."
— Joe Rogan (via sirmitchell)
(Source: cavemancircus.com, via sirmitchell)
Who knew you’d walk into the same bar before your show. Some people call it starstruck, I call it “passionate about an artist,” and it doesn’t matter if you’re mainstream or indie. Wish there was more time for a conversation because you’re so weird, and that is reflected in your work. Your music jams, your art screams louder. Thanks for showing love last night by getting us into your sold out show in Houston at Fitzgerald’s. Only in Texas would there be crowd surfing and moshing to your music. Bananas!
P.S. Space City loves you
1. Learn to be alone and happy.
2. Volunteer as much as possible.
3. Be a better daughter, sister and aunt.
4. Submit writing to The Sun magazine.
5. Pay off school and car debt.*
*After winning the lotto.