Politics without principle.
Wealth without work.
Commerce without morality.
Pleasure without conscience.
Education without character.
Science without humility.
Worship without sacrifice."
— Mahatma Gandhi (via purplebuddhaproject)
I want to buy a bicycle, and bike 14 miles a day to and from work.
I want to take the bus to get my groceries, and save money and plan ahead by not having the lazy, indulgent, greedy convenience of a car.
I am getting so tired of this world, and this life, full of materials and things and wants and just. pure. shit.
Straight up bullshit.
It’s so fucking heavy, and I don’t have the patience for people who are weighed down buy all of this shit.
I am losing the desire to allow all of this shit to weigh me down.
But a car is also my freedom. And my way of being able to constantly run.
So I think I’m going to junk my car.
And save up for a new one,
So that I can runaway again when my year here is served.
— Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
You did it to yourself,
Just remember that.
When you’re too tired for me,
Because you’re always working,
Just remember that I don’t want your fucking money,
I want your time.
And remember that while you’re chasing paper,
I’m doing my best to make good use of each grain of salt
That is passing down the hourglass,
And you left me to do it without you.