Twenty years ago, Brenda Walsh and Kelly Taylor changed high school forever. Zits, bad hair, and JCPenney all vanished overnight. Teeth began whitening, bodies started transforming, hair grew even silkier, IQs skyrocketed, and by the time the kids of Beverly Hills, 90210 were finishing college, the average American teenager was extinct. Suddenly, they all looked like J.Crew swimsuit models (The O.C.), spoke like fortysomething shrinks (Dawson’s Creek), got the grades of Yale cum laudes (Gilmore Girls), and threw spirals like NFL heroes (Friday Night Lights). And then, just as TV had finally perfected a new master race, Gossip Girl came along and made everything that much worse. [ Nylon ]
"There was a girl who came up to me the other day on the street, sort of bloomed out of the pavement in front of me like she’d apparated, and she must have been in her early twenties, and she said to me, ‘You are my childhood.’ About the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me." -J.K. Rowling.
Stepping up. It’s a simple concept. It basically means to rise above yourself, to do a little more, to show you’re something special…Life’s funny sometimes, can push you pretty hard- like when you fall in love with someone, but they forget to love you back. Like when your best friend and your boyfriend leave you alone. Like when you pull the trigger or light the flame and you can’t take it back. Like I said, in sports, they call this “stepping up.” In life, I call it “pushing back.”
“all the ways you wish you could be, that’s me. i look like you wanna look, i fuck like you wanna fuck, i am smart, capable and most importantly, i am free in all the ways that you are not.”—tylerdurden
It’s because we’re so trapped in our culture, in the being of being human on this planet with the brains we have, and the same two arms and legs everybody has. We’re so trapped that any way we could imagine to escape would be just another part of the trap. Anything we want, we’re trained to want.