"Be the Change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi "I will be a Hummingbird, I will do the best that I can." -Wangari Maathai "Where stereotypes begin with a grain of truth, cliches begin with a boulder" - George Watsky "And she's gonna learn, that this life will hit you - hard - in the face - wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach, but getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs, how much they like the taste of air." - Sarah Kay "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded." -Suheir Hammad

What's important?

What's more important?
Your hair? Or finding your 9 year old son in another city, drowned and dead, after a flood split your town in half?
Who thinks you're cute? Or defending your house with sticks and rocks, because there is no government in place, and you want to protect what is yours?
Who called you a ***** behind your back? Or finding your relatives under the rubble of your house after a earthquake hit the battle grounds you call home?
Who stole your girl? Or who raided your village and kidnapped your little brother, to train him to be a mindless, heartless, war zombie?
Who started rumors about you? Or whether or not you'll be able to survive on the little food and money you have?
Think about it..
Priorities can often be mixed up, and messed with. And all though, these scenarios may not be applicable to you, think about how much energy you are putting into yourself, and see how much energy you could be putting into the prevention of troubles like these. You could start in your own neighborhood. Help your neighbors. Help the homeless. You can even help the world from the comfort of your computer chair. You don't need to even pay money. Educate yourself. Know what's going on. Check out BBC News for a non-bias perspective. If you know about the world around you, it may even inspire you to help, and you may not dwell on the little things in your school or workplace.

small to large

It's amazing what small events in life, can bring you to an epiphany about much larger things. People mustn't worry themselves with small details in life. They may seem a necessity at the present moment, but when scanning the large novel that represents your life, if this decision does not need a chapter, it's not worth the time or stress. Depression and pain may come from small details in life, but the tiny moments that cause unwanted feelings, sometimes bring the most joyous events later on. Ones that are long-lasting, and wipe away the memory of the small unwanted feelings you had, with the sensation of pure happiness. Cherish these moments, and think very hard, and deep about the moments you spend your time and mental health on.

People may stand in your way, and make you think that one choice is more important than another, but only you can decide what's important for you.