Don’t do it.
Don’t go to that job you hate.
Do something you love today.
Ride a roller coaster.
Swim in the ocean naked.
Go to the airport and get on the next flight to anywhere, just for the fun of it.
Maybe stop a spinning globe with your finger and then plan a trip to that very spot; even if it’s in the middle of the ocean you can go by boat.
Eat some type of ethnic food you’ve never heard of.
Stop a stranger and ask her to explain her greatest fears and her secret hopes and aspirations in detail and then tell her you care because she is a human being.
Sit down on the sidewalk and make pictures with colorful chalk.
Close your eyes and try to see the world with your nose-allow smells to be your vision.
Catch up on your sleep.
Call an old friend you haven’t seen in years.
Roll up your pant legs and walk into the sea.
See a foreign film.
Because you start a revolution one decision at a time, with each breath you take.
Just don’t go back to that miserable place you go every day.
Show me it’s possible to be an adult and also be happy.
This is a free country.
You don’t have to keep doing this if you don’t want to.
You can do anything you want.
Be anyone you want.
That’s what they tell us at school, but if you keep getting on that train and going to the place you hate I’m going to start thinking the people at school are liars like the Nazis who told the Jews they were just being relocated to work factories.
Don’t do that to us.
Tell us the truth.
If adulthood is working some death-camp job you hate for the rest of your life,
Divorcing your secretly criminal husband,
Being disappointed in your son,
Being stressed and miserable,
And dating a poser
And pretending he’s a hero when he’s really a lousy person
And anyone can tell just by shaking his slimy hand.
If it doesn’t get any better, I need to know right now.
Just tell me.
Spare me from some awful fucking fate.
- Forgive me, Leonard Peacock, Matthew Quick (via hells-hellion)