Recently I've been reminded of the quote I put in my grad calendar as my submission.
"Not all of the world is beautiful, and not all of life is good. The true artist has no right to choose only the lovely spots and make us think this is life. He(she) must bring the world before our eyes...he(she) must tell the truth". -Darrow
I added the "she" in so it made more sense to me. It seems ironic that this is the basic idea of how I am conducting myself now. I hope people realize how hard it is to speak the truth because so many people just don't want to hear it.
There's also nothing more condescending than telling someone going through hardship, that they should look only at the good pieces and cheer up.
I feel very lucky that so many people see the balance in life, and that the good can come with the bad.
As the wise and all knowing Kelly from Chemopolooza once said;
"I’m an optimist with a pinch of cynicism and a dash of fuck you :)"
Well said Kelly.