"I'm just kidding, dad. I like the freaking Encouragements. I really do" (2.28). Even though Augustus jokes about the Encouragements, I really do think he likes them. They're a part of his house and his life, and he doesn't want his life right now to change.
Last Thursday, I started a movie marathon—old movies that I missed. I am planning to watch a movie each night, just until the end of the holidays. The marathon kicked off with Dead Poets Society. I loved a lot of lines from that movie, this is one of them. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” VIA http://inkscribbler.com/
Happiness is a CHOICE. You prescribe your own happiness. It's really ALL about the mindset. You are the only one in the way of your own happiness. Yes, there is a lot of negativity in the world but to be happy you have to learn to see past that and focus on everything positive in your life, and love yourself over anyone else.