If you want to be with somebody who gets you, you prefer collusion to desire, safety to excitement...Wanting to be understood, as adults, can be, among many other things our most violent form of nostalgia.
when björk said that trying to communicate through talking feels like trying to put the ocean through a straw
we never stopped sharing location even though we have long stopped sharing words
Practice exiting quickly. Leave only your laughter in the air behind you when you've been invited to fulfill someone else's fantasy that's not you.
Nietzsche thought of envy as a confused but important signal from our deeper selves about what we really want. Everything that makes us envious is a fragment of our true potential, which we disown at our peril. We should learn to study our envy forensically, keeping a diary of envious moments, and then sift through episodes to discern the shape of a future, better self…. The envy we don’t own up to will otherwise end up emitting what Nietzsche called ‘sulfurous odours.’ Bitterness is envy that doesn’t understand itself.