Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy. And in the final tolling it often turns out that the facts are more comforting than the fantasy. Carl Sagan’s last interview with Charlie rose on May 27th 1996. (via stxxz)

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So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. Into the Wild   (via thatkindofwoman)

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I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am. Epiphany. (via extremelystubbornandsuspicious)

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The people you really love are the ones you never detach from — because you were never attached in the first place. They are the ones to whom you are forever in love, but only just that — in love, with no expectations. It’s only from that place — not of necessity, not of on-your-knees pleading desperation — but of complete okayness whether they are there or not, that you can love them wholly and completely. Brianna Wiest (What Happens When You Confuse Attachment for Love)

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Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision. 24 (via krisped)

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