Romanticizing mental illness…

In the end, I feel that romanticizing mental illness is dangerous and destructive just as stigmatizing it is. So I want to say that, yes, I am mentally ill. I’m not embarrassed about it. And I have written my best work not when flirting with the brink, but when treating my chronic health problem with consistency and care.

John Green

The only label you should wear is your name…

We are all a unique collection of atoms, and there’s only one of each of us. The only label you should wear is your name. Let your actions define you because there’s another spectrum: how you live your life, what you do with whatever you’re given, how you treat the other people around you. These are your actions. This is your name. That’s who you are.

~ Cory, “Girl Meets Farkle”, Girl Meets World