Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. (links to an article on 15 Things You Must Give Up To Be Happy)
i wish...i didn't think it mattered cuz it didn't used to...when i was young and defiant. for some reason it's different. now that i'm older. and it just hurts. 'suck it up', i say. on second thought, why should i? they can't see me cry. i won't let them see me cry. oh, there i am after all.