A Light in the Attic

Morgan Ashleigh 21. Philadelphia area. Illustration major. Liberal. Black and Cherokee. Taken by a wonderful man. Open-minded. I post about things I like, including but not limited to art, music, cooking, human rights, nature, history and philosophy. I would be more than happy to be your friend.
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return"
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1. Don’t just hear people when they talk. Listen to what they have to say.

2. Respect others for what they are.

3. Learn when to say no.

4. Admit when you’re wrong. Humans can never do right all the time.

5. You will see people’s true colors come out when death is involved.

6. Do not hate them. They may not know what they do. If not, don’t worry. Don’t go out of your way to seek revenge at your own expense.

7. Do not let experiences harden you, but learn from them.

8. Strive to learn something new every day.

9. Figure out what of the little things in life make you happy. They may not provide the happiness you want, but being happy for a little while is better than nothing.

10. If you don’t like something about yourself, or something in your life, I hope you find the strength to change it. 11. If someone really wants to change, they’ll do it. Even if this means years pain. They will do what it takes to make that change happen. Talks of “I’ve changed” when there’s little to comment about is not change at all.

1. Don’t just hear people when they talk. Listen to what they have to say.

2. Respect others for what they are.

3. Learn when to say no.

4. Admit when you’re wrong. Humans can never do right all the time.

5. You will see people’s true colors come out when death is involved.

6. Do not hate them. They may not know what they do. If not, don’t worry. Don’t got out of your way to seek revenge at your own expense.

7. Do not let experiences harden you, but learn from them.

8. Strive to learn something new every day.

9. Figure out what of the little things in life make you happy.

They may not provide the happiness you want, but being happy for a little while is better than nothing.

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How To Be More Interesting by Jessica Hagy on forbes.com

1.Go exploring.
Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.

2. Share what you discover.
And be generous when you do. Not everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously through your adventures.

3. Do something. Anything. 
Dance. Talk. Build. Network. Play. Help. Create. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re doing it. Sitting around and complaining is not an acceptable form of ‘something,’ in case you were wondering.

4. Embrace your innate weirdness.
No one is normal. Everyone has quirks and insights unique to themselves. Don’t hide these things—they are what make you interesting.

5. Have a cause.
If you don’t give a damn about anything, no one will give a damn about you.

 6. Minimize the swagger.

Egos get in the way of ideas. If your arrogance is more obvious than your expertise, you are someone other people avoid.

 7. Give it a shot.

Try it out. Play around with a new idea. Do something strange. If you never leave your comfort zone, you won’t grow.

8. Hop off the bandwagon.
If everyone else is doing it, you’re already late to the party.  Do your own thing, and others will hop onto the spiffy wagon you built yourself. Besides, it’s more fun to drive than it is to get pulled around.

9. Grow a pair.
Bravery is needed to have contrary opinions and to take unexpected paths. If you’re not courageous, you’re going to be hanging around the water cooler, talking about the guy who actually is.

10. Ignore the scolds.
Boring is safe, and you will be told to behave yourself. The scolds could have, would have, should have. But they didn’t. And they resent you for your adventures.

I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via liquidnight)
The one thing I can tell you is that you wont survive for yourself. I know because I would never have come this far. A person who had no one would be well advised to cobble together some passable ghost. Breathe it into being and coax it along with words of love. Offer it each phantom crumb and shield it from harm with your body. As for me my only hope is for eternal nothingness and I hope it with all my heart.
Cormac McCarthy, The Road (via liquidnight)
Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.
Pablo Neruda, Winter Garden (via liquidnight)