You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.
You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth.
But that’s all.” —
I want this on my wall.
Anaïs Nin (via nagging)
Let not light see my black and deep desires.” —Macbeth (via ladylilith13)
One day I was just sobbing, and I called up a friend of mine, Jeanette Armstrong, who is an Okanagan Indian, writer and activist.
I said to her, “This work is just killing me. It’s breaking my heart.”
And she said, “Yeah, it’ll do that.”
And I said, “The dominant culture hates everything, doesn’t it?”
And she said, “Yeah, it does. Even itself.”
And I said, “It has a death urge, doesn’t it?”
And she said, “Yeah, it does.”
And I said, “Unless it’s stopped it’s going to kill everything on the planet, isn’t it?”
And she said, “Yeah, it is. Unless it’s stopped.”
And then I said, “We’re not going to make it to some great new glorious tomorrow, are we?”
And she thought for a moment and then she said the best thing she could possibly say, which was, “I’ve been waiting for you to say that.”” —Derrick Jensen (via cultureofresistance)