“We have stumbled upon the gold mine of mass produced relic. Feeling so alone in your insight, secluded with your hate in your corner. Silly rabbit. Stretch out your arms and feel the same sweaty glimmer from the others right beside you. Never think you’re alone. Never think you’re different. If you don’t support the conformity that holds society together, flee this pit, this pen of swine. But don’t be scared when you find yourself, in yet another pen. You see. You’re in the ‘different’ pigpen now. The ‘original’ ‘against the grain’ ‘unique’ pen, but don’t fool yourself. Once again, you’re suffocated by a million other little piggy’s. You didn’t look far enough ahead. Being different has been commercialized far beyond the wildest dreams of any product endorsement company. You can no longer be unique without doing it along side some other asshole that thinks the exact same thing. Now how different does that make you really? Most of the stupid aspiring ignorant pigs here don’t realize they’ve already been branded again. They’ve made the most conscious efforts to avoid the assimilation we all know and love. But in doing so, they’ve been labeled yet again. Everyone else is doing it kiddies. You’re nothing special anymore. Stop fighting it. The overpopulated rate of stylistic consumption will soon devour your ‘originality’ and brand it, ‘the same’ because that’s what it is. Usually just means all us pigs in here are a bit funnier looking. The name on the front of our new shit hole reads… “It’s all been done before,” stop relying on your own appeal. Start realizing you will never make it a second if you can’t think for yourself. And thinking for yourself class, has NOTHING to do with how you look or act. Or how different you think you are. It’s called discovering how your own brain works. Stop trying to make the eyes of the critic glow. It’s hopeless. The summary at the end of this book reads, “Being Unique Means Being the Same.” It’s all been done before” -#JacobHoggard #mancrushmonday #thisguy #mcm #massproduction #style #unique #different #commercialization #itsallbeendonebefore #sillyrabbit #quote #words #blog #wisdom #originality #jakehoggard #hedley

  1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness (via intoxicatedteen)

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