Pure love for another person, and what people call romantic love, are two different things. Pure love doesn’t manipulate the relationship to one’s advantage, but romantic love is different. Romantic love contains other elements—the desire to be loved by the other person, for instance. If purely loving another was enough, you wouldn’t suffer because of unrequited love. As long as the other person was happy, there wouldn’t be any need to suffer because you weren’t being loved in return. What makes people suffer is the desire to be loved by another person. So I decided that romantic love and pure love for a person are not the same. And that by following this you could lessen the pain of unrequited love.

 - Haruki Murakami (via fy-perspectives)
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Fuck you, I didn’t deserve that.

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jabberjaeys:

and I get to kill snow.

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Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.

 - Chinua Achebe (via fy-perspectives)
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lotus-flow3r:

 Vintage paradise

lotus-flow3r:

 Vintage paradise

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lotus-flow3r:

 Vintage paradise

lotus-flow3r:

 Vintage paradise

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phototoartguy:

Puppy’s First Visit To The Beach Will Make All Other Dog Photos Out There Irrelevant

This little fella’s name is Champ. He’s a 9-week-old golden retriever that went to the beach for the first time in Hagar Township on Lake Michigan.

Photograher Patrick Holthof

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overlypolitebisexual:

men like girls who “don’t know they are beautiful” because they are afraid that one day you will realise that you are the sun and the stars and he is nothing but a discarded plastic bag clogging up the ocean that you are

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artemisfowlstolemysoul:

Being a nice person is so fun

Waiter messes something up? You can see the relief on their faces when you don’t scream and swear at them about it

Extra tickets at an arcade/prize place? Watch a little kid’s face light up when you give them a bunch of tickets

There are too many assholes in this world. Be a nice person.

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