“Youth is never reactionary; youth is progressive in time and hence always in the avant garde, hence never wrong in spirit, hence never to be satirized, especially in a culture in which the reactionary forces are in power and have guns.”— The Adventures of Mao on the Long March, Frederic Tuten (1971) (via thenewinquiry)
In the end, it requires just as much effort to live poorly as it does to live richly. And filling your life with richness is a whole lot more fun. As long as you’re going to put in the time and effort to go through the day, doesn’t it make sense to get the very most you can from it?
What you need, others need as well. What you desire, so do others desire too. Following your dreams is not greedy. Pursuing your most deeply held desires is not selfish, for in so doing you also serve to fulfill the dreams and desires of those around you.