Have you ever noticed how most people find it hard to think of men as vulnerable? Of course, traditionally, men are kind of reluctant to seek help. Men have higher levels of isolation, high rates of drug and alcohol abuse and show more externalised and destructive behaviours. Many of these experiences are complex psychological problems. Yet, we barely empathise with their causes. It seems more difficult to think of men as victims and vulnerable. I've experienced it and if you really think about it, its true. However, not brushing that aside, life can be tough. It doesn't matter if you are drowning in debt or wanting the one that got away, sometimes all you need is a helping hand. And sometimes a couple of words of wisdom can do the world of good. From work, to love, to general life mushings - who doesn't like a little advice?
To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
You have to keep the fights clean and the sex dirty.
Yoga is the best thing for your sex life. It keeps you limber in all kinds of ways. It teaches you to love your body and your partner’s body. But more than anything, it keeps your mind liquid, and nothing’s sexier than that.
To begin with, I fought racism, then sexism, now I’m fighting ageism. One defines oneself in one’s own terms. If you let society and your peers define who you are, you’re the less for it.
What you are thinking about, you are becoming.
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
‘May the Force be with you’ is charming but it’s not important. What’s important is that you become the Force – for yourself and perhaps for other people.
There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. But omitted, and the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves -- or lose the ventures before us.
So. Consider this your pep talk. Read it. Bookmark it. Live by it. And if that doesn't help, there is always somebody out there to talk to.