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24. Manchester. Engaged. Writer. The luckiest boy in the world. Cats, Springsteen, Other music, Photography, Books, Cleo.

A beautiful book for a beautiful genre.

A beautiful book for a beautiful genre.

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Working so close to Waterstones is a god send (not pictured: book)

Working so close to Waterstones is a god send (not pictured: book)

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gregbear:

Ok, so I know quite a few of you follow my other blog already, www.wineandtobacco.tumblr.com however I’m so busy lately and I’m focusing a lot of my time into writing so I don’t know if I have the time to run this blog anymore. I know some of you have followed me for years so it would be a shame to not have you there anymore. If you follow my other blog I’ll follow back if you follow me on here. Thanks guys.

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Stop living in other people’s worlds.
You can’t be bothered to shave your legs, but you do it anyway because you want to wear a skirt tonight? You’re living for somebody else. You’re living for the girls that ask you if you don’t care about your appearance and the boys that tell you that nobody will fuck you if your legs are hairy.
The only people who think those things are the ones that you don’t need in your life.
The only reason that you stand in the shower on a friday evening, legs spread, shaving cream all over your arms, razor poised and ready for action, is out of the fear that same asshole will question why your priorities are not the same as theirs.

Stop living in other people’s worlds.
You want to smoke forty cigarettes a day, but you give it up for lent anyway? Why?
Does it make you happy to wake up, go to work, get berated by your boss, then force yourself to chew an overpriced piece of nicotine gum that tastes like your grandma’s ashes?
Or are you doing it so that the girl in the office who eats strawberries for lunch and feels so invigorated after her yoga sessions with her instructor ‘Serenity’ will tell you how proud she is that your making the right choice? That it means you’re adding five years to your life?

Stop living in other people’s worlds.
So you fucking love carbohydrates, but all of your best friends are on the goji berry diet? So you’re going to throw away all of the junk food in your cupboards, buy a blender, and go to the pretentious deli in that weird part of town to buy twelve different fruits that you’ve never heard of, and some bread made out of organic, free range, no fat, low GI, zero calorie, save the whale whole grain. Why? So you can hate every meal but feel like you’re a successful member of society because seven people liked the instagram picture you posted of your egg white and red pepper omelette?

Stop living in other people’s worlds.
Every single fucking time that you change your mind about a choice that you would make as yourself, you are choosing to change who you are based on the perception that a stranger, a co-worker or a friend might have of you. Why? Will they go home and tell their family how proud they are that you quit smoking? Will they text their boyfriend and let them know how well you’re doing with your diet? Or will they politely smile and continue to think that you’re a slightly chubby smoker who can’t quite get the hang of liquid eyeliner?

Other people live in their own worlds. Every single person you have ever met, no matter how close you are to them, is living in their own unique, selfish world, and the second that you realise that and start doing the same, instead of changing your own little world to fit in with theirs, is the second that you truly start living. The most that you can expect from existing solely for the acceptance of others is to have every single person that you know express an interest in the 10% of your personality that you have catered to their interests. Do you want that? Really? Because your other option is to fuck everybody else’s opinion and live entirely for yourself.
Piss people off with your cigarette smoke. Make people jealous when you eat chocolate cake for lunch. Refuse to care. Because in your world, your priorities are not the same as anybody else’s, and you should never compromise them. No matter what.

Stop living in other people’s worlds.

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Manchester in the evening. God I love this place.

Manchester in the evening. God I love this place.

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