“All day long, everyone in the world is succumbing to peer pressure, […], and if you try to avoid every instance of peer pressure you will end up without any peers whatsoever, and the trick is to succumb to enough pressure that you do not drive your peers away, but not so much that you end up in a situation in which you are dead or otherwise uncomfortable. this is a difficult trick, and most people never master it, and end up dead or uncomfortable at least once during their lives.”—Lemony Snicket from The End, A Series of Unfortunate Events – Book13, by Lemony Snicket.
Mommy, you were always somewhere, And Daddy, I live out of town, So tell me how could I ever be, normal somehow? You tell me this is for the best, So tell me why am I in tears? So far away and now I just need you here,
“People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”—Lemony Snicket (via mambobeans)