Monday, March 28, 2011

Never Give Up, Never Surrender

So this one time at the hostel in Queenstown, New Zealand where I was in the room with two Canadians that I wanted dead...

I was having this nightmare about having to fight a shark and just almost kept evading the shark by yelling "NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!!!" As it would turn out, much to the chagrin of my bunk mates, and my intense happiness,  I was yelling out those exact words in my sleep, in the middle of the night, scaring the shit out of some stupid fucking idiot Canadian 17 year olds. (They kept arguing with me about how hockey was better than soccer. Never start that argument with me unless you want to get a mouthful-a-farts while you are sleeping). In any case, here is what I have decided to take from the dream, considering the amazing and life changing events that have occurred over the past three weeks. Pictures to follow.


Never surrender to a stupid life. To boredom, monotony. Never surrender to routine, to silly rites of passage and tradition. Never stop exploring which, for all intents and purposes, seems totally implausible. Enjoy every moment... because- well Goddammit you fucking can. Never surrender to the anxiety of being alive. Everything is  precious. Everything is fucking beautiful. Never give up on the life you have always wanted to lead. Never surrender to society's version of what living is. It's not. No one can tell you what living is except your own heart. You know in your soul that you should experience adversity, change... things that are beautiful, inspiring, magical. Never give in to the everyday shrugging of shoulders and saying "meh". Live passionately, love hard. As it is most relationships don't last longer than 6 hours. Make the most of them, dammit. Never give up on living life unabashedly happy. It's what we all deserve. If life says that you are supposed to live one way and you don't want to... then don't fucking do it.  Why live a life that you were not destined for when the actual time on Earth you are allotted is uncertain? NEVER give up on "impossible" dreams. NEVER surrender to what everyone else tells you to do. Life is uncertain. Life is awesome. Live it that way. And fight that god damn shark.

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