Do not educate yourself to be rich, educate yourself to be happy. That way when you get older you’ll know the value of things, not the price. In the end, you will come to realize that the best days are the days when you don’t need anything extreme or special to happen to make you smile. You simply appreciate the moments and feel gratitude, seeking nothing else, nothing more. That is what true happiness is all about.
Ask yourself my love whether you are not very cruel to have so entrammelled me, so destroyed my freedom. Will you confess this in the Letter you must write immediately and do all you can to console me in it - make it rich as a draught of poppies to intoxicate me - write the softest words and kiss them that I may at least touch my lips where yours have been. For myself I know not how to express my devotion to so fair a form: I want a brighter word than bright, a fairer word than fair. I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.
John Keats, So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
Making a difference in the world does not have to involve something overwhelming massive.
You don’t need to find the cure for cancer or completely put an end to world hunger. Making a difference in the world comes from many small acts of kindness, each and every day. It comes from shedding light onto the lives of others’.
YOU can make a difference. You can.
If you are somebody that’s making fun of your problems with depressing jokes that’s a really good thing. It shows that firstly you acknowledge issues and you’re not too proud and you’re willing to talk about things, which is good, and that you accept them and that you don’t take life too seriously and you’re not judging yourself too harshly. I think people that ironically joke about things and themselves and whatever, they are the kind of people who are quite honest with themselves and that’s a good thing.