Soft

Be soft. 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. – Kurt Vonnegut
Have you ever met someone who could have done a lot more with their lives but something happened, some tragedy and they never recovered? Have you met people whose dreams have been broken beyond repair? Their hope fractured, their will gone. People who have been defeated by life…

Life had happened to them and turned them into exactly who they said the’d never become.

This is life. Beautiful and terrible things happen. You need to feel them all. You have to. There’s no other way.

But this doesn’t mean that you have to become everything the world wants you to be. What others would like you to be, or need you to be.

You can be anything you want to be. You can believe, despite it all, that the world is a beautiful place, that the world is worth fighting for. That you are worth fighting for.

But this is what it’s all about. The battle. The fight. The struggle. Against it all. Despite…

Nothing worthwile is easy…

So being kind to those who are unkind to you is not easy.

But I’ll tell you what’s easy. Being the same as everyone else. Being cynical and selfish and mean and…

The world is going to pull at you in all kinds of direction, but it’s still your life. You have the responsibility to live a life you are proud of. Not one your parents, your friends, your teachers, you boss, or anyone else will approve of.

And this requires a certain softness of the heart. The courage to display such a fragile organ to the world. The ability to get your heart bent and broken into all kinds of shapes.

And keep on going.

And keep on believing.

And keep on fighting for what you want.

And keep on loving.

And keep on smiling.

For the world is as beautiful and as ugly as you think it is.

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16 comments on “Soft

  1. I am Aranab says:

    noting worth having comes easy- this is the reason being soft is tough. Life hardens you up.

  2. Febry says:

    This is beautiful. I love this!

  3. arrowtarget says:

    thanks for your beautiful thoughts. a blessed day!

  4. Jescole says:

    The fight for survival sometimes does get the better of us, but we truly have the power not only to overcome but to prosper. We have to keep our focus on being happy and surrounding ourselves with likeminded people. Remember, you don’t have to stay broken.

  5. Maichi says:

    Something I needed to read. 💙

  6. Wonderful words 🙂

  7. humblepie8 says:

    so beautiful and simple – thank you. This was a brilliant and much needed reminder 🙂

  8. “Softness is not weakness. It takes courage to stay delicate in a world thus cruel.” Beau Taplin

  9. “Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.” Charlotte Bronte

  10. Enni says:

    Thanks for. This😍😍😍😍😍

  11. Earth Wind & Fire — Be Ever Wonderful, don’t let the world change your mind.

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