Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.
Salt, sugar, and fat, combined with chemicals in processed foods, trick the brain in the same way as cocaine, and the brain flushes our bodies with dopamine, perhaps the most blissful, and addictive, homemade chemical we have. Once we find a way to trigger it, we kill ourselves to get more. Literally.
The seed of resilience is meaning—if we find the work we do to be significant, to be meaningful to ourselves and to world, the healthier those hours—short or long—might be.
When we struggle to express ourselves, we use lists… We pack all the madness and ambiguity of life into a structured form of writing.