“When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity… you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others”—Robert Greene (via hoodbitchwithintelligence)
"I want to divorce that sense that everything is personal. And I think a lot of people nowadays have that problem, in the era, particularly of social media. It’s all about friendly relationships.
‘Do they love me? Do they like me?’
Like like like.
And no, it’s about getting things done. Are you a good worker? Are you effective? Are you moving in the direction you want in your career?”
-Robert Greene on The Drunken Taoist podcast
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”—Alan Watts (via crewcuts)