Inspirational Quotes and How They Make Me Feel

So. You’ve all been online scrolling through facebook, or Pinterest or Instagram and while you’re scrolling you see people posting pictures with quotes on them. Sometimes you read them and laugh, sometimes you sense some passive aggressiveness, sometimes you’re just plain baffled. 

Well, today I am going to pick a few of the doozies and give you my lovely, sarcastic insight into how they make me feel. Sounds fun, right?

****Warning: what is about to come will contain hints of sarcasm and possible profanity. May induce laughing, or eye rolling. Read at your own risk********

Quote # 1: “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something  you’ve never done”
Me: DUH! This quote is irrelevant and unnecessary. If I want a pool in my backyard, I have to do something I have never done—order it. And isn’t there some quote about always wanting what you can’t have and green grass? I think, for now, I’ll just stick with the same shit I always have.

Quote # 2: “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”
Me: Why? So I can have a panic attack? I mean really, who thought when trying to move forward that looking back would be a good idea? If I am riding my bike, trying to go forward and I look back, you know what’s going to happen? I’m going to run into something. Not good at all.

Quote # 3: “Fear isn’t possible for the sane mind.”
Me: First off, what’s this’sane’ you’re referring to? Second off, what does this even mean? Does this mean that people who are sane don’t get scared? If that’s the case, then who is really the sane one? I mean fear is a good thing. Fear is an evolutionary tool that’s meant to protect us from things that could potentially harm us. So, I will keep my fear and my “insane mind.”

Quote # 4: “Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms of your life.”
Me: Rain, yes. But I’m pretty certain that a thunderstorm with 50mph winds and hail isn’t growing anything, except my monthly insurance payment. Let’s be realistic: Shit happens. Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad but moving on doesn’t require you to embrace the bad stuff. Sometimes you just have to kick that shit under the rug and leave it be.

Quote # 5: “Great things never came from comfort zones.”
Me: I beg to differ. Warm blankets, clean house, no bra, a hot shower, hot tea, chips, binge watching, what more could a person want? You ever heard a horror story of someone going somewhere they weren’t familiar and getting lost? I have. That’s why I stay in my driving comfort zone. It may take a little bit longer to get there, but we will get there eventually. They’re called comfort zones for a reason because they are full of great things!

Quote # 6: “Being happy is a very personal thing and it really has nothing to do with anyone else.”
Me: OMG!! I wish more people knew this. I spend a lot of time in my life trying to get people to realise this. You are the only one who feels how you feel, sees things how you see them and reacts to situations how you react to them. Your love is different from someone else’s love, and your happy is different from someone else’s happy. So you cannot expect someone else to make you happy when their happy is different from yours.

Quote # 7: “Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back. They are behind you for a reason.”
Me: I know this is meant to mean that people who talk bad about you are beneath you, but why does that have to be said? Why can’t we just stay in our own lane and worry about keeping ourselves happy and being around happy people? Why does our society consistently feel the need to step on people to climb up? Why do we put others down to raise ourselves up? It doesn’t make sense to me. So, the next time someone talks about you try to let it roll off your back. Don’t think any less of that person because they clearly are feeling the need to take the attention off of themselves and you don’t know the reason why. Let them fight their own inner demons, and you just worry about your own.

Quote # 8: “We all get addicted to something that takes away the pain.”
Me: There is this stigma about addiction right now, and it is making it seem like such a dirty word and such an awful thing to have. But let me tell you, we all have some addiction. We are all addicted to something that makes us feel good. Doesn’t mean it has to be bad. For instance, when I don’t feel good I have got to have chamomile tea to make me feel better. I am addicted to it in that time. That’s not a bad thing. Some people are addicted to certain coping mechanisms to dealing with life events. Some people are addicted to a certain food that makes them feel better. Either way, we need to end the stigma that addiction is a bad word.

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