I'm sick of these kids professing their suicidal hate of themselves to the world through social media, and around others just to get attention. If you're really that unhappy you wouldn't speak a word of it to anyone else. It's the quiet kids who always want to scream. It's the quiet kids who have the greatest desire to have their cold world drop off and swallow them whole. If you see one of these quiet beings, say hello; no word is more powerful against that kind of loneliness, and offer your friendship. You might just save a life.
Your entire life is leading up to this exact moment. No matter what it is you're doing or where you're going; every action, experience, and thought you've ever had has brought you right here. What you do with this moment will shape, in some unforeseeable and unknowable way, the rest of your life. So realize the power and importance and beauty this, and every moment, has. Use it wisely.
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be
greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career
it is a real possession in the
changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you
to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit
to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham,
drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.