“The society we live in today is just an experiment. Nobody has the answers. Nobody knows where it’s going, or why. We don’t even know where we would like it to go. There’s no grown-up out there, looking out for us. Nobody’s home. It’s just one big, glorious chaos engine; busy, busy spawning all manner of unimaginable creatures, existences, relations, exquisite beauties and excruciating tragedies. When you truly see this, an experimental attitude towards society suddenly seems much less reckless or disrespectful. It is the only appropriate stance.”
― Hanzi Freinacht, The Listening Society: A Metamodern Guide to Politics, Book One
Think about the impact of a hand written letter, a song made for somebody, or an unexpected surprise.
In all of these, the maker is focused on a single person until it’s been delivered.
Love and attention are the same.
i feel maybe we should redefine what being a hopeless romantic means. not exclusive to romantic relationships but someone who continues to choose love in all aspects of their life. love as trying again, compassion, gratitude etc.
when you think about your goals, don’t just consider the outcome you want. Focus on the repetitions that lead to that place. Focus on the piles of work that come before the success. Focus on the hundreds of ceramic pots that come before the masterpiece.
I give you peace, the kind of peace only I can give. It isn't like the peace this world can give. So don't be worried or afraid.