it killed me, but it was a beautiful pain. the kind of pain that reminds me i can still feel.

We think that by protecting ourselves from suffering we are being kind to ourselves. The truth is, we only become more fearful, more hardened, and more alienated.

Pema Chödrön (via quotestuff)

I learned that people can easily forget that others are human.

"Prisoner" from the Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)