the shit i learned in high school1. help clean up the morning after the party.the shit i learned in high school by TheAdequateGatsby
(even if it wasn't you
who smashed tater tots into the carpet
or left crushed beer cans in the flowerbox.
it might as well have been, and
if you're lucky
next time, it will be.)
2. when your phone rings after midnight,
it's never the person you want it to be.
answer it anyway.
and when it's a boy who wants to read poetry and watch meteor showers,
understand that that's probably not all he wants,
and then hang up.
or don't hang up.
trade poems and stars and kisses,
and let it mean nothing or everything.
3. skipping class is never a good idea
unless you're with a friend you love
and you sneak along the railroad tracks to sit and smoke and watch trains pass
or unless you're alone,
and you need to walk and think and drink steaming coffee in the rain
okay, fuck it, skipping class at least once is probably a good idea.
4. don't apologize for asking questions.
5. don't be afraid to disagree.
6. don't get caught.
7. everyone is lonely
Fight ClubIf you wake up at a different time,Fight Club by Faint-69
in a different place,
could you wake up as a different person?
Our fathers were our models for God.
If our fathers bailed,
what does that tell you about God?
You have to consider the possibility
that God does not like you.
He never wanted you.
In all probability, he hates you.
Fuck damnation, Fuck redemption!
We are God's unwanted children? So be it!
First you have to give up,
first you have to know... not fear...
know... that someday you're going to die.
It's only after you've lost everything
that you're free to do anything.
Without pain, without sacrifice,
we would have nothing.
You're not your job.
You're not how much money you have in the bank.
You're not the car you drive.
You're not the contents of your wallet.
You're not your fucking khakis.
You're the all-singing,
all-dancing crap of the world.
God damn it,
an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables;
slaves with white collars.
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes,