If you have a child, you are responsible for all of their suffering, like, forever and shit.
“I was thinking about this a lot you guys, and I realized something quite profound: My parents are dicks. Seriously! Not only will those fascists not let me borrow the car for spring break, but they never asked my permission before conceiving me! Who the fuck just does that?!?!?!?
I mean, I never chose to be alive, and like, sometime alive people suffer, right? So I guess it’s my parents fault that I suffer, because they made me. But like, I don’t have to credit them for the happy things that happen in my life, because those things are irrelevant to my current hormonal balance.”
“What you’re talking about is what he calls vertigo, or “anguish to the extent that I am afraid not of falling over the precipice, but of throwing myself over.” He’s looking at both Kierkegaard and Heidegger’s understandings of “anguish,” both as fear in the face of utter freedom, and the apprehension of nothingness. Hence, the urge to launch oneself off the precipice isn’t suicidal, it is a self-admission that there is nothing stopping us; it is a radical acceptance of our own freedom and that there is nothing standing between that freedom and the human. Specifically, vertigo is anguish in the face of the future, over decisions that we are yet to make (nothing stops you from throwing yourself over, and you haven’t done it yet…but you could). It is what happens when you come to face your own extreme freedom.”—reddit
“To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time”—Clara Ortega (via quotes-shape-us)
"Sometimes I think God, or The Universe or whatever is just waiting for me to be wise and selfless enough before giving out the superpowers that I was destined to have, even a B-rated superpower with absolutely no use (ex. being able to talk to a protozoan) would be more than welcome, at least I could think of myself as special, and that there is something that would differentiate me from regular people like I myself was."
“Be careful. People like to be told what they already know. Remember that. They get uncomfortable when you tell them new things. New things…well, new things aren’t what they expect. They like to know that, say, a dog will bite a man. That is what dogs do. They don’t want to know that man bites a dog, because the world is not supposed to happen like that. In short, what people think they want is news, but what they really crave is olds…Not news but olds, telling people that what they think they already know is true.”—Terry Pratchett (via amplified-moofs)