“If you’re spending your entire early 20s chasing the next party, what are you running away from? That’s not a badass. What’s badass is when you can sit through your problems and feel emotions when you don’t want to have them. […] And now, as hard as it may be, I will do that. That’s what makes me a badass. Being a badass is handling your shit.”
I’ve had a few days — and everyone has them — where you feel humiliated or you’re shocked by something or something knocks you down a few pegs. But in those moments I’ve been very quick to realize and remind myself that there are people out there with real problems. To get hung up on any bad moment that happened this year would be unfair to all the good moments I’ve had this year.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.