“I feel like I need something different”

Here’s the thing: loyalty is a two-way street. Whether you’re in a relationship or working for a company, you have to feel like the other party has your back too or else it’s not going to work.

Though he’s too shrewd to say it, that series of betrayals eventually broke his heart. “For nine years, he refused to speak a word against that team – he loved those guys and that city,” says his mom, Wanda Durant, who’s been his best friend and confidante since he started his b-ball journey at the age of eight. “But this summer he said, ‘Mama, I can’t do it anymore. They’re not in this thing with me, we’re not together like we were – I feel like I need something different.’ ”

Source: Kevin Durant Had to Blow Up His Life to Get His Shot – Rolling Stone

“If you want to change the world, start by folding your laundry” – Jessica Hagy

The case for optimism:

Poverty is declining around the world. We have the technology to save the planet. People are mostly good. You’re still breathing. All is not lost because we are still here, and still trying, and the arc of history is getting bent toward better. Tomorrow is raw potential. Remember that.

Source: How To Train These Six Senses Of Happiness

“You’re getting good at this, at this new thing. If you keep at it long enough, you’ll master it” – Jessica Hagy

Such a great read on change and personal growth. Worth reading the whole article linked below.

You’re getting good at this, at this new thing. If you keep at it long enough, you’ll master it. Then it will define you more than that other thing, if you just stick with it. This new, wonderful activity will take the place of that other thing: that thing you don’t like to think about, that asterisk next to your name.

Source: How You’ll Survive — Personal Growth — Medium

“say YES as much as possible and be frugal and hope to survive” – John Roderick

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Everybody’s an expert and no one knows anything. If you focus on money you’re missing the point. The object for me is to do fun things and say YES as much as possible and be frugal and hope to survive.

There’s a great interview with John Roderick of The Long Winters here: The Business of Creative Careers: John Roderick, Musician | The Billfold.

“New experiences are the reason we live”

Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere, sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore. – Stefan Zweig

Turn around, look at your life and decide right now if this moment, this place makes your pulse race and your heart bend. If there’s not a fluttering feeling in the deepest part of your soul, questioning and absorbing everything around you, get out right now.

If you feel comfortable, content and unchallenged… stand up and walk away. Make plans or don’t make plans, but whatever you do, leave this place and find somewhere new.

Source: Staying Is Settling: Why You Need To Move At Least 5 Times In Your Life