Letter From My Conscience


1. Stop dreaming about a world where you live among the howling wolves and the snarling tigers that you always envied so much. I know you yearn to be wild and beautiful, to run so fast and so free that reality falls away behind you – but the only tigers you've ever seen were at the zoo, anyways. Even they had their cages.
2. Admit to yourself that you are a monster. Everyone is selfish, everyone is twisted, and if there ever was a time that you rode upon that moral high horse, you've certainly taken a fall. Accept this, but do not despair. A monster who finds love can still be saved, but the ones who fake innocence will always die alone.
3. Remember that failure is not the enemy. Failure will motivate you, and it will make you stronger. Failure is just a growing pain, but someday you will be all grown up.
4. Do not resent the happy people. It's not their fault that you are not one of them. They do not have easier lives or more luck on their side. They're just better than you at appreciating what they have.
5. Why do you keep waiting for the world to inspire you, to move you? Instead of blaming your lack of purpose on the world's inability to amaze you, realize that if you want to find something that you are passionate about, you have to go out and find it.
6. Poison dart frogs have toxic skin, but you do not. No one will die if they touch you, so stop being so afraid of letting someone hold your hand.
7. "The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. The brick walls are there to stop the other people." It's okay to be the other people. Just don't use that as an excuse to stop trying.
8. Stop fighting yourself. You will never win.
9. Learn to accept that disappointing yourself is inevitable, and that it happens to everyone. What will set you apart is what you do to get back up, what you do to make yourself proud again.
10. Never stop writing, even if you run out of ink. Never stop loving, even if you're not sure what love is. Never stop believing, even if no one else believes in you.


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