"My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via lonur)

(Source: locsofpoetry, via kayydoubleyou)

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Turned 18

1. Don’t have expectations, they lead to disappointment.
People disappoint you in life and the moment you learn that, the better off you are. The only person you should expect more from is yourself.

2. Be independent.
Work for your money and learn that there is no greater feeling than buying something with your own money, and having absolutely no regrets.

3. Stop complaining.
Let go of the little things that aren’t going to matter 1 month or 1 year down the track. There’s bigger things for you to worry about. 

4. Be grateful.
Our lives are incredibly blessed and the moment you stop complaining and realise that, your outlook on life will change and you’ll be happier.

5. Better yourself. 
The world is at your feet and the moment you start to see the bigger picture, the harder you’ll work to make your dreams a reality. 

6. Life doesn’t work out the way you planned.
You can make all the plans you want and say the words “forever” and “always”, but life throws curveballs at you and things change. 

7. Value yourself.
If you’re happy then fuck what others think. Stop putting yourself last on the priority list and start doing what makes you happy. If you aren’t going to value yourself, who’s going to?

"Before befriending others, you have to be your own best friend. Before correcting others, you have to correct yourself. Before making others happy, you have to make yourself happy. It is not termed as selfish but personal development. Once you balance yourself, only then you can balance the world."

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