Stop Living My Life

Lately I have been on this whole:

I don’t care where you work
It doesn’t matter what school you went to
I don’t care if you occasionally use a word out of context
I don’t care if you dropped out of high school
I don’t care if you have a passport
I don’t care.
I
don’t
care.

-thing.

I am so much more concerned with your conversation. I’m so much more concerned of what interests you, what makes you angry, and what makes you cry. I’m interested in the people you have met that have inspired you. I want to know the trials you have been through so I can know how you will handle the next thing that life may throw at you. I would like to know what you do for a living, and that doesn’t mean your occupation. That question shouldn’t be answered merely with a one or two word response. What do you do for life?

One of my best friends sent me a quote and any time I receive a quote that reads my mind I always say, “Stop living my life”. Here is my “Stop living my life” quote for today:

 

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life.”

Powerful.

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