I work part time because I usually go to school full-time. Due to an overlap in prerequisites I had to take a semester off as well as the summer which I usually do school through as well. I've never had this much time before and I have had so much time alone spent pondering this and that…I have always gotten “into my own head” quite easily even while living a very productive life but it's never been this bad. I have always been a happy person but recently I have been pondering my relationship with my girlfriend, my friends, my major in school, my job, moving out…When I found this quote randomly it put so much into perspective. I'm about to start working full-time as a CNA due to a feeling of nonproductivity and was looking up quote about staying positive at work since I know that's a stressful field. This quote made me feel so much better and I hope it can help someone else as well.
Barney Stinson played by Neil Patrick Harris on How I Met Your Mother.
“We all have so much to learn from others. When you have friends, you can always have faith in them, and never underestimate what they can do for you. Selfishness and egoism is what keeps us alone. If you remain isolated, you will never get your individuality. There is a world above your walls you need to discover.
Having skills or a talent is great, being proud of it is even better, but it’s not a contest. Bragging about it and claim, convince yourself that “you’re the best” is an illusion. Being humble with yourself is the grant of your own dignity.
Give up with stereotypes and premashed concepts, reality isn’t made with boxes. Everybody is different, you should never underestimate someone’s talent or skills based on their social class or education before you see by your eyes what they can do.”
I went around to a friends house today and I was in her bedroom admiring her wall of things. She has a full wall that is plastered in pictures and they slowly fade into drawings of some of the most obsolete things I can think of. She is one of the best artist I know and even though she acts like such a child and her personality doesn't reflect seriousness at all, she is also the smartest, at least within our year group.
About halfway up the wall I saw a drawing of a boy sitting with the most cheerful grin on his face and a girl, with billowing hair that is surrounding them, hugging him from behind.
It just has the simple caption, “I like you more than personal space”.
I've never really thought about it before but it is something I am going to keep with me.