75 Things That Need To Be On Everyone’s “To-Don’t” List

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Strangers from around the world weigh in on what should be on one’s to-don’t list. You can read the rest of the conversation here

1. Don’t let people push you around. Be your own person.

2. Don’t forget to tell people you love them.

3. Don’t forget to smile.

4. Don’t forget your manners.

5. Don’t forget to generally be a decent Human Being.

6. Don’t pent up your feelings. Ulcers suck.

7. Don’t be mean, even when the other person had it coming to them.

8. Don’t let a day go by without telling someone that you love, that you love them.

9. Don’t drink and drive. It’s hard to clean up spills while you drive.

10. Don’t forget to enjoy yourself, no matter the situation.

11. Don’t let people keep pushing you down, smile as you push politely back.

12. Don’t forget to hug your loved ones…

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A Quote That Will Completely Change The Way You Think About Love

love fearlessly!! still working on it…

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Recently I came across a love quote and up until this day I’m still quite surprised by how much it has made me reflect on the way I see love and how I love. The quote comes from a 1996 film called Dream for an Insomniac:

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This quote grips me, because it’s antithetical to what I’d previously believed in. I had always advised my girlfriends, NEVER invest more than what you think the other party is putting in: “Don’t like/love him more than he likes/loves you.” Because it’s not safe for your heart. Because you might get hurt, you might fall too deep, you might lose control of your own emotions and thoughts. Because he might not be worth it after all.

But I was wrong. Now I know otherwise.

Love should be mad, reckless and dangerous. It ought to be! It should require your every ounce of courage…

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The First Time You Saw Me

And that my friend, is love. When all the bullshit crumbles away, all is left is that feeling that differentiated them from everyone else. You can say you love them because they ticked all the right boxes in your list of high standards, but not everyone who ticks the right boxes make you feel the way they do. Therefore, this feeling is what matters. And everything else? Utter bullshit. Let it sink in…

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I wasn’t prepared for the first time you saw me.

My breath caught in my throat when I looked up at you from the couch and you were standing just slightly to the right of me – your eyes widened with an appreciation, admiration, with such a curiosity that I’d never seen before, but they held me there softly, tenderly.

I realized then how vulnerable of a position we were putting ourselves in. Instead of fleeing, I wanted to freeze that moment, to drown within it. I longed to forever be lost in that gaze that you held me in. If my face reflected anything back to you in that moment, it probably read as hunger for more, but not of your body – of whatever it was inside of you that was causing you to look at me that way. I didn’t blink, didn’t move to breathe because I…

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53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything

This is so inspirational

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1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso

2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” ― Gilda Radner

3. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov

4. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to…

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