“But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a lifetime, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.”—
just got a phone call from a friend of mine (the kind of friend you really only think is there for those late night hangout sessions in the park to smoke) wanting to see how i was, because of a simple text i had sent to him. i was shocked by the reaction i got out of him when i told him about losing my job, him and two other of the guys with him (all of us buddies) all jumped on the phone at once, asking if i needed anything or if i was okay. the next thing you know i have three shouting guys in my ear saying they would all talk to their bosses tomorrow and ask if there were any positions open right now.
Don’t get me wrong, i am not complaining about anything, i saw this whole situation coming from miles away (sadly), but the fact that these boys who i only hang out with so often, are more concerned about my well being than most of the friends i do have. he didn’t call me asking for stuff, he didn’t call me telling me i should do something for him. no he called me because he was concerned about my well being and when he found out something was wrong he immediately jumped over the moon for me.
i guess my point is i need to rethink the people who i consider to be my good friends, and the people i should make more time for in my life.
“Stop worrying about your identity and concern yourself with the people you care about, ideas that matter to you, beliefs you can stand by, tickets you can run on. Intelligent humans make those choices with their brain and hearts and they make them alone. The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful…and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.”—Zadie Smith, On Beauty. (via jillsies)
David you have grown so much from high school, andy its crazy to think that a few years ago we were protesting together, drama class every day, cut class ( my favorite time had to be my16th birthday :) ). Its been an absolute pleasure knowing you andy the person you have become.