The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.
Osho (via ohlovequotes)

"And so, being young and dipt in folly
I fell in love with melancholy.”

— Edgar Allan Poe

My interpretation

{Growing up surrounded by hardship and stress, I learned at an early age that… life sucks}

I grew up in a high stress environment. My mother was a single mother until she married my father when I was 7 (not that it made the situation any better, they ended up divorcing later anyhow). I helped raise my brother and sister while juggling school and a job while my mother did what she could to keep the house together. Now my mother is remarried I’m an adult and on my own, all the hardship that I went though at the start of my life taught me everything most people don’t learn until they reach adulthood. If I don’t have the cash for rent or if my ride to work fails, I don’t sweat it. I know if I talk to whoever I own money most of the time they will accept the payment when I get money, and if I need to I will walk to work. Everything most people stress over or fret doing is something I grew up learning as a “normal” lifestyle. So this quote perfectly sums up my most envied quality to handle situations most people are only just now learning to deal with. Life is never fair, life sucks, life sometimes seems like its always finding new ways to throw it’s crap at me, but I do what I can to move on.


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(via ohlovequotes)

This is so beautiful.

All I’m telling you to do is to be smart about it. Know that if this man isn’t looking for a serious relationship, you’re not going to change his mind just because you two are going on dates and being intimate. You could be the most perfect woman on the Lord’s green earth-you’re capable of interesting conversation, you cook a mean breakfast, you hand out backrubs like sandwiches, you’re independent (which means, to him, that you’re not going to be in his pockets)-but if he’s not ready for a serious relationship, he going to treat you like sports fish.
Steve Harvey (via hqlines)


SO I got into a really stupid argument with my parents today and I was really worked up and pissed off and this just kinda happened but I like it so why the hell not post it? *thumbs up*

Our Generation

Our generation is afraid to love

Because we’ve seen the bad side of it

41% of American…

Does everyone feel this way? …I was perpetually overconfident or insecure. Either I felt completely useless, unattractive, and worthless, or that I was pretty much a success, and everything I did was bound to succeed. When I was confident, I could overcome the hardest challenges. But all it took was the smallest setback for me to be sure that I was utterly worthless. Regaining my self-confidence had nothing to do with success…whether I experienced it as a failure or triumph was utterly dependent on my mood.