During her life Veronika had noticed that a lot of people she knew would talk about the horrors in other people’s lives as if they were genuinely trying to help them, but the truth was that they took pleasure in the suffering of others, because that made them believe they were happy and that life had been generous with them. She hated that kind of person, and she wasn’t going to give the young man an opportunity to take advantage of her state in order to mask his own frustrations.
If I had to give you one piece of advice, it would be this: don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. Seek out people who aren’t afraid of making mistakes and who, therefore, do make mistakes. Because of that, their work often isn’t recognized, but they are precisely the kind of people who change the world and, after many mistakes, do something that will transform their own community completely.
Everything is permitted, if everything is accepted.
Sometimes war is necessary in order that we can finally find peace. Sometimes fear is necessary for the soul to find its path again.
You cannot trust a man if you don’t know his house.’ “Relieved,
A terrified person can never see reality, preferring to hide in their fantasies.
I know you don’t want to forgive me, but at least allow me to live by your side.
I open the curtains in my office and see people out there, some walking and holding hands without having to worry about the consequences. And I can’t show my love,
Then the Warrior realizes that these repeated experiences have but one aim: to teach him what he does not want to learn.
When something undesirable grows in my soul, I ask Gd to give me th courage to mercilessly pluck it out.