If you want to have strong connections with others
just be sincere.
Sarcasm is not an attitude, and it’s not a personality trait. It’s a style of rhetoric meant to be used occasionally to highlight a larger point. Saying you’re a sarcastic person is like saying your favorite cuisine is salt. Sarcasm is easy because you never have to take a stance. And that’s just the problem. It’s so noncommittal.
When you see someone you’d like to have a conversation with, here’s how you really make your impression felt. I promise you’ll be remembered for it: “hello.” I don’t know when the lines got crossed and it was deemed attractive to be ambiguous and critical. Girls don’t like it when guys do it and guys don’t like it when girls do it. I live in a city of cool people with the absolute worst PR representatives: themselves.
Be yourself, even if that means being unsure or uneasy. Let someone else put you at ease. Meet them in the middle. Be sincere.”
“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.”—American Beauty (via roscoe-)
Me:I ran out of stuff to cook with, and I'm too tired to go to the market. Did you eat already?
Gaby:Yeah, I had a dumpling...
Me:A dumpling? Just one?
Me:Lol why does it still seem like we're living like broke college students?
Lol while I am proud of my recent domestication, making a more conscious effort to cook vs. eat out, I laughed at our moment as I thought about the ridiculous and desperate meals we used to have back in college lol