An Enduring Fascination

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I don’t get it when people act tough, I don’t understand it. To me, when you act tough you’re just saying, “Hey! I’ve been though a lot of horrible stuff in my life. And I survived it, and now I’m ready to attack anybody, like a Pit Bull.” — I want a demeanor that says, “I’ve never been through anything at all, and I’m just a Pug, riding a decorative pillow. Where will I go today, who knows? But, I shall be carried.

(Source: death2vega, via thats--numberwang)

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humansofnewyork:

"I have five deteriorating discs in my back. I tried to pick something up at work a few years back, and I heard a pop. I’d worked all my life up until then, but now I can’t. It messes with your psyche. You can’t be the man of the house anymore. You have to depend on your wife. You can’t play with your kids the way your dad played with you. Honestly, this is my second time out of the house in ten days. And not to rush your process or anything, but it hurts to stand here."

humansofnewyork:

"I have five deteriorating discs in my back. I tried to pick something up at work a few years back, and I heard a pop. I’d worked all my life up until then, but now I can’t. It messes with your psyche. You can’t be the man of the house anymore. You have to depend on your wife. You can’t play with your kids the way your dad played with you. Honestly, this is my second time out of the house in ten days. And not to rush your process or anything, but it hurts to stand here."