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“I feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination. Were always thinking that someday we’ll be happy. That we’ll get that car or that job or that person in our lives that will fix everything. But happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition, not a destination. It’s like being tired or hungry. It’s not permanent. It comes and goes and that’s okay. And I feel like if people though of it that way, they’d find happiness a lot more often.”

There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroads. Afraid. Confused. With out a road map. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days.

Of course when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back.

But once in a while people, push on to something better, something beyond just the pain of going at it alone. And just beyond the bravery and courage to let someone in.

Or to give someone a second chance.

Something beyond the quiet persistence of a dream.

Because it’s only when you’re tested, that you truly discover who you are. And it only when you’re tested, that you discover who you can be.

The person you want to be does exist. Somewhere on the other side of hardwork, and faith, and belief, and beyond the heartache and fear of what lies ahead.

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Lucas Scott

One Tree Hill - Season 4 Episode 2

I DON’T WANT TO BE — « You were wrong yesterday, when you said the kids in the clubs were just there for decadence. I think it’s more like romance, and hope and inspiration, and that feeling that you get when other human beings pick up basic instruments and make sense of your world. Walk into any club on the strip tonight, and just look at the kids. Look into their eyes. I mean they’re all looking for something to believe in, and I think that music can be the thing to change the world.». — [LISTEN]

i don’t want to be - gavin de graw / bones - times like theses / foo fighters - when the stars go blue / bethany joy lenz ft tyler hilton - heartbeats - josé gonzales / the funeral - band of horses / boston - augustana / where i stood - missy higgins / 23 - jimmy eat world / i’ve got a dark alley - fall out boy / non believer - la rocca / wires - athletes