My 30 Second Speech to the World

June 21, 2011
Stop settling and start living, because this is it. Forget monotony and everything everyone expects of you, because it’s your life. Someday, you and all those who judged you will be dead, and you’ll be stirring in your grave wishing you’d realized anyone who thinks badly of you was as dead to you then as they are now. Jealousy is the most common cause of dislike, and anyone who tries to knock you down is jealous. You are alive, and they are not. Why would anyone alive waste their time on anything but running after their heart’s desires? Forget expectations and remember what YOU want. What they say is not important – what you want is. So, tell me: will you be remembered as changing the world, or as being a gravestone?

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thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 12:45 am
Thought-provoking! I like this a lot more than i should since it is only 30 seconds! :) (no actually you deserve it) And omygoodness I absolutely love that quote by Alex Grey. I'm going to remember it for sure! Good job.
HIPPIEatHEART_writerINsoul This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

Thank you for reading it! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

And yes, that quote is quite wonderful. And true.

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