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“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is’.”- Kurt Vonnegut
Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something. -Kurt Vonnegut
Yes. Too many people - especially girls - are hardening themselves. They think that being tough and unfeeling equals strength. To me, true strength means not letting other people change who you are. If you are kind, sensitive, compassionate, and feeling, be strong enough and esteem yourself enough that you will never let those virtues go, no matter what the world tries to tell you or do to you.