“Knowing and accepting [makes me happy]… I like list[s] I like goals. I like tasks. I am somewhat high energy… [This] makes me happy. The key to happiness is knowing and accepting who and what you are. It’s taking your individual quirks and running with them without caring what others think.”
-LA, “Who are You… Who… Who…“
“This means that despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they’ve met themselves.
This is the heart of clarity.”
“To be nobody – but -yourself– in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else–means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
-e. e. cummings, “A Poet’s Advice to Students” in E. E. Cummings: A Miscellany (1958), edited by George James Firmage, p. 13 (Source).