twenty one pilots quote

If you decide to live by, what you think’s wrong and what’s right
Believe me you’ll begin to wish you were sleeping
Your weeping will creep in your head and you’ll cry
—  Isle Of Flightless Birds// Twenty One Pilots 

This song speaks to me in a way that I can’t truly explain. It speaks to a part of me that hasn’t been happy in years. This song not only shows that even the happiest person can live through something that changes them. Something that leaves the breathless and makes them believe the lies that the world tells them. But it also shows that the opposite can occur. It is just as possible to not necessarily erase those marks but to move past them. To become happy. Those marks are a part of you but they don’t have to define you completely. It is possible to be happy again and I think this is something that everybody deserves to hear. Even if it helps just one person then it has been completely worth it.

“So, I think that one of the hardest things for people to understand is their purpose. In you darkest hour, sometimes you just, you’re trying to decide whether or not, like, what’s the point? Why am I even here? What is, what am I supposed to do with myself? And something that has really helped me is, the beginning of purpose for me is creating something that you understand. So, for example, for me, something happened at a kitchen sink where there was something that I realized, something that hit me. For me, that song "Kitchen Sink”, and that reference means something to me. But, if I were to tell you exactly what that meant, those times where I need motivation to continue forward, I wouldn’t have as a part of my motivation. So, in my darkest hour, when I’m trying to figure out what to do with myself, I go, “You know what? There’s that thing! There’s that song!” There’s that, you know? Whether it’s a painting someone did, or a journal that exists out there, if I were to no longer continue forward there would be no one to explain this thing.“

-Tyler Joseph on "Kitchen Sink”