"When people aren’t expecting to be seen they look their truest."
—from The Sweet-Shop Owner by Graham Swift
“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.
“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”
— Benjamin Franklin
When you feel like crying, cry, and when you feel like laughing, laugh. Let it out. Let it go.
“We all need acceptance, affirmation and support. Make sure you have some friends who are kind and understanding, make you laugh and smile, and are reliable and loyal. Those will help you stay detached, so you are less affected by the games and tactics of dysfunctional people.”