The activist works towards improvement, not salvation.
A doctor does not treat the sick in the belief that no one
will ever again fall sick. In truth, everyone will fall sick.
Medicine is simply humanity’s gift to itself,
a gift of betterment, a way of life.
You will never be satisfied—and so be it.
Your pride is in your efforts, the seriousness
and intelligence with which you take your dilemmas,
and the vitality with which you live them. Even a
connoisseur of lost causes does not know with certainty
that the next will also be lost.” —
TODD GITLIN, LETTERS TO A YOUNG ACTIVIST
Via a great friend <3
there are so many people in this world. no 2 people are the same. also, there are so many strange interesting people in the world. i’ve realised that ever since using tumblr. hahah. and i find that really amazing! i’m so amazed and thankful, it brings variety and colour to life. :)
i was at the atrium today again, after school. my stupid laptop refused to connect with the school’s wireless so i was just looking around trying not to get pissed off coz my life depends on it, seriously (pathetic pathetic). anyway, i was scanning the area and i saw so many alien faces, it was scary for a moment. and everyone looked so… great and different.
sometimes i do feel like a freak especially when you’re different from everyone else around you. but i’m sure everyone feels like a freak now and then. it’s… kinda normal. you try to find flaws about yourself and why you are just not like everyone else. as for me i always question why is it that i am so positive when everyone else is so angry with the world, so loving when people don’t seem to want it, so impulsive, so erratic, so eccentric, moodswingy, so confused, so unstable, so inadequate, so anxious, so relaxed, so my brain is gonna burst right now from the speeding thoughts that hapzardly plant themselves in, so… the list goes on. but… then you realise, ah fuck it. im different, im special. who gives a fuck lah. everyone is so absorbed with whatever it is their absorbed in to really notice and give a damn. ah seriously, everyone’s living in their own heads. i should just be who i am and not try to fit in and be like everyone else. at least i know what my purpose here is.
i like myself and i fight hard every single day to make the best of my abilities, what i can. and the people who really matter are those who find that it doesn’t matter how different or flawed or extremely unpredictably randomly full of sunshiney shit you are; who still love you even on your wild depressing days and days when you are a mean bitch for no reason. btw some heavy metal music just came on my Itunes. so random, gave me a shock for a moment.
oh yeah, everyone is so different and valuable. and we are all lost freaks at one point or another. so let’s just be nice to one another. yay! :)
Filz. I <3 freaks too :D
$1,844.80 IN MY ACCOUNT??!!!
HOW IN THE NGEE ANN WOULD I KNOW THERE IS A POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION ACCOUNT???!
NO ONE TOLD ME!
I COULD HAVE GONE FOR MORE TRIPS.
WHAT WHAT WHAT?
HOW IN THE NGEE ANN. D: I have only about $1500. Overseas trips here we come. And you just called yourself a rich bitch.
I rested my head on her shoulder but she shrugged me off. I told her, I’m sorry. She apologised too and told me that she’s had walls built around her ever since heartbreak.
Not the same reason in my case, but my unintentional instinctive shrugging comes all too often. I’m sorry too.