Success

Sep. 10th, 2011 09:39 pm
the_goren_show: (no)
[personal profile] the_goren_show
To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

Date: 2011-09-11 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vyrdaeom.livejournal.com
I love this, but especially this:

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

*hugs tight*

Thank you; this made my night a little less full of sleepy suck.

Date: 2011-09-11 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-goren-show.livejournal.com
*returns the hug in kind*

I'm here if you need, you know that.

Date: 2011-09-11 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vyrdaeom.livejournal.com
I know. Trust me I do. Sometimes it's hard for me to talk to people though. "You keep shit in too much," is something I'm told, a lot.

As I told mom though, "Yeah, it's because I'm certain no-one wants to hear it."

And I guess part of me is scared, too, sometimes. If I open up I know I'm going to be vulnerable and I hate that. More, I might look the kindness that someone might give to mean more than it should.

And I'm rambling. :/

One a good note, you're one of the better, older friends I have and I'm glad to have. Someday I just hope I get to see you in person so I can give you a huge hug like I've always wanted to. :)

Date: 2011-09-12 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-goren-show.livejournal.com
We are alike in this, along with many others. It's surprising how often good and amazing people do this to themselves - the "everyone is more important than me" syndrome. Maybe that's part of what makes them good and amazing people.

I don't know. I think it's above my paygrade. XD

To me, this is the line I find comfort in.

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

If, because I was here, someone laughed when they were crying or smiled when they were blue, then it's all been worth it.

Date: 2011-09-12 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vyrdaeom.livejournal.com
Maybe; who knows. Even if it makes them good and amazing people, sometimes it makes them lonely, too.

Heh, perhaps, but then who says I don't go there instead? I've never been and so long as I have a place to crash for a night or two, it might be fun.

Then it's all been worth it, because you've done both for me. Another thing to thank you for.

Profile

the_goren_show: (Default)
the_goren_show

December 2011

S M T W T F S
    123
456789 10
11 121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 06:44 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios