She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’
Q:Hi Amanda, I'm Kieran from Bumblefuck Illinois. I'm going away to school next year and I've been debating on whether I should do music as my job .I've been playing piano since first grade and I play 6 different instruments now as well as sing. I'd love to go into performance or possibly music education. I've been really scared to, the what ifs of a career in music kind of scare me. What I'm asking is, do you think the risks and the uncertainty is worth a life of music?
cold fact: there is no path or job you can take in life that doesn’t involve risk and uncertainty.
if you have the inkling that working in/with music would make you happier than any other job, i’d argue that you’d be happiest coping with the risks and uncertainties associated with working in music instead of dealing with the risks and uncertainties involved in being a doctor, lawyer, veterinarian, astronaut, barista, bus driver or whatever other career choices are currently on your list of possibilities.
many jobs are hard work, but if you love the work, it doesn’t feel like work. if you choose your career path based ONLY on what you think is going to bring you safety and security instead of adding in the factors of what will bring you joy and happiness, chances are high you will wind up living a life of quiet desperation. if you factor your own joy into the decision, chances are also higher you’ll work harder and be a generally more valuable member of this giant chaotic society we call the human race.
pick your poison, and make sure it’s a poison you really like the taste of. you’re going to be drinking a shit ton of it.
True. All of this.
Wisdom, right here.
Happy Halloween!!!!! =D
I’ve always heard Virgin America was the best, but now I have to take Virgin America next time I fly!
THE SCU MIGHTY BRONCOS KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK FOR THE WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
I could not be more proud of my team and my family for raising more than $10,000 for the San Jose Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I am inspired by the generosity and compassion of so many people in the Santa Clara community. I am so proud of what we accomplished this year.
It means so much to me personally and to everyone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s that we were able to come together and do so much for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
I cannot thank everyone enough who supported me and my team. Because of the generosity of so many people, I was able to raise more than $2500! (Stay on the look out for more zucchini bread next year!)
The San Jose Walk to End Alzheimer’s had more than 3,300 participants and we raised more than $700,000! That’s about $100,000 OVER our goal.
I’m just so proud of everyone involved. From my family and friends to everyone who walked on the SCU Mighty Bronco Team, to the SCU Pep Band who kicked off the Walk, to the planning committee and Walk staff who took an entire year to plan this Walk, THANK YOU!
NEWS ANCHOR COMPLETELY LOSES IT FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE REASON EVER (August 9th, 2011)
Woah woah woah woah….. Someone, a news anchor no less, has the courage to say what really needs to happen to our political system in America. Get the money out of politics.
Brave at University of Missouri Amplatz Children’s Hospital
Patients and staff members of Unit 5 show how they’re brave. Performed to “Brave” by Sara Bareilles (used with permission). Inspired by Sara Bareilles’ music video found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqB…
Jon Stewart Interviews Malala Yousafzai
Malala, just 16 years old, was shot in the head by the Taliban because she stood up for girls’ rights to education. She survived and is now the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This interview left me speechless and in awe of the intelligence and power that emanates from Malala.