One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said, “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” and we were like 10 so we were like yeah ok whatever lady, but somehow to this day I think of it constantly.
I just want everybody to know it’s quite okay to be sad, it’s a normal feeling. I don’t want you to think that I’m sad or any of these guys are all like permanently sad. I know we put out some sad tunes sometimes but life is not a One Direction song, my friends. I think you need a dose of reality sometimes, but that doesn’t mean that life isn’t good. Life is beautiful and you guys are very unique. I urge you to go outside and find something that you love and fucking love it to death.
Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA 1/24/14 (via john—o-callaghan)
People say to you, ‘you’ve changed’, or something like that, well, I hope, for the sake of God that you have changed, because I don’t want to be the same person all my life. I want to be growing, I want to be expanding. I want to be changing. Because animate things change, inanimate things don’t change. Dead things don’t change. And the heart should be alive, it should be changing, it should be moving, it should be growing, its knowledge should be expanding.