Mental illness is like fighting a war where the enemy’s strategy is to convince you that the war isn’t actually happening.
Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst.
Don’t date someone you’re dependent on. Date someone who makes you more independent and makes you want to be better.
Rats have been shown to have empathy because they would rescue trapped rats and share with them their food.
That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.
Studies find that the more honest, respectable, talented, familiar a person is perceived as, the more physically attractive they appear. This finding is true for both men and women.