Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.
… the socialization of boys regarding masculinity is often at the expense of women. I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women (or gay men). We teach boys that girls and women are “less than” and that leads to violence by some and silence by many. It’s important for men to stand up to not only stop men’s violence against women but, to teach young men a broader definition of masculinity that includes being empathetic, loving and non-violent.
You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.
I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life.
I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.
Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me - choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing.
Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.