These are words I try to live by. Sometimes I hear people say, “What if there’s no afterlife? No God? No reason for love, or optimism, or kindness?” My answer would be, even if none of those things exist, I want to live my life as if they do. To me, that’s the best and highest use of this one precious day.
Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let pain make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”