There shouldn’t be heart attacks. Or cancer, or anything like that. There should just be a certain age when you have to turn your life in, like a library book.
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
Plath, Sylvia. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. (via wordsnquotes)
One time I wanted to make my students feel better about their exam stress so I confessed to them that when I was in college, I used to google pictures of really fancy bathrooms as a stress reliever. I don’t know if that made them feel better about healthy ways to relieve stress, but they laughed for a while so it’s all good.
We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing in them becomes too high.