You’re very clear about what you like and what you don’t like", she said.
“Maybe so” I said, “Maybe that’s why people don’t like me. Never have”
“It’s cause you show it”, she said, “you make it obvious you don’t care wether people like you or not. That makes some people mad” she spoke in a near mumble, chin in hand.
Haruki Murakami “Norwegian Wood”
We teach girls shame : Close your legs, cover yourself. We make them feel as though being born female they are already guilty of something. As so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up- and that is the worst thing we do to girls- they grow up to be women who have turned pretence into an art form."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
1. it is possible to feel things quickly and genuinely and it is possible to move on quickly and genuinely. hearts work in weird ways and short does not mean superficial. length does not mean real. these are constructions. let’s not place emphasis on suffering or call time sublime….
like you have no
like the world
don’t owe you a