I’d like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

If you want to get more out of life, Ron, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty. And so, Ron, in short, get out of Salton City and hit the Road. I guarantee you will be very glad you did. But I fear that you will ignore my advice. You think that I am stubborn, but you are even more stubborn than me. You had a wonderful chance on your drive back to see one of the greatest sights on earth, the Grand Canyon, something every American should see at least once in his life. But for some reason incomprehensible to me you wanted nothing but to bolt for home as quickly as possible, right back to the same situation which you see day after day after day. I fear you will follow this same inclination in the future and thus fail to discover all the wonderful things that God has placed around us to discover.

Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.

You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.

My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.

— Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
A better definition of a genius is, “a man who has discovered how to increase teh intensity of thought to the point where he can freely communicate with sources of knowledge not available through the ordinary rate of thought.”
— Napoleon Hill

I love you.
I never thought so many emotions could be put into so few words.
But I really do.
I love you.
Every solitary second away from your angelic presence is agonizing. Every time I look in your eyes I can see the entire universe, and I can see into my own soul.
When you hug me I feel joy and pain and bliss and comfort and uncertainty and resolve and life and death simultaneously, and it makes my essence implode into a million tiny little pieces that get stuck in your hair and teeth and clothes and always stay with you when I can’t be there.
So, I’m pretty sure that’s what love is.
You are doubtlessly the most amazing person I’ve ever had the privilege of being in the same room as. The very fact that you tolerate my presence is testament to the goodness of your heart.
I’m hopeless without you.
Without you in my life, I’m no more than a lost, scared, insignificant creature with a bleak future. Of course, anyone who’s experienced your glory would have bleak prospects without you.

If I had to choose between you and the sun,
I’d be one nocturnal son of a gun.

I love you.

Clothes have changed because men have changed, because life has changed. Everything is more refined and yet more relaxed. An entire industry has grown up over the past two or three decades that uses the lessons learnt from a generation weaned on casual gear to make even our most classic clothes sit more easily on us without sacrificing style.
Nick Sullivan. (via iqfashion)
Reblogged from IQ

The past five days have been like a dream. Life changing experiences will do that to you. 

On Tuesday, I quit my job. The reasons are unimportant, suffice it to say that it was no longer an environment I wanted to be in. I was shaking so bad from the adrenaline and nerves that I almost wrecked twice on the way home. That moment was a burst of inspiration. Those “20 seconds of courage” that we’ve all heard about, was exactly what I needed to push me to become a better version of myself. I was absolutely terrified of the future and as to what was next, I had no clue. But I was happy. Excited. I had a fire in me that I hadn’t felt in a long time. A driving desire to do something better. 

I’ve done something new and exciting every day since then. I feel like I’ve made more personal growth in those few days than the past few months. 

I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I can’t wait. 

There is no beauty without some strangeness.
Edgar Allan Poe (via cross-connect)
Reblogged from Cross Connect
Reblogged from Sugarlump

You know you’re destined for music when listening to a classical or instrumental album is too distracting to read to. 

When vibrations in the air demand your attention much more powerfully than tangible words on the paper in your hand. 

hiphopfightsback:

“Rock music is sounding more brilliant and alternative music is sounding way more brilliant. Radio rap shit is sounding stupider and stupider.”

- Scarface