It’s often said that no matter the truth, people see what they want to see. Some people might take a step back and find out they were looking at the same big picture all along. Some people might see that their lies have almost caught up to them. Some people may see what was there all along. And then there are those other people, the ones who run as far as they can, so they don’t have to look at themselves. And as for me, I can see clearly now.
Well, then I guess I'm not competing, I must be winning.
- Chuck: You can't win against me, Humphrey. You can't even compete.
- Dan: So this is about Blair. Well, then I guess I'm not competing, I must be winning. You wouldn't be try me this hard if I didn't have a real shot with her. And up until this moment I wasn't sure if I did. So thank you.
Ask most people what they want out of life and the answer is simple - to be happy. Maybe it’s this expectation though of wanting to be happy that just keeps us from ever getting there. Maybe the more we try to will ourselves to state’s of bliss, the more confused we get - to the point where we don’t recognize ourselves. Instead we just keep smiling - trying to be the happy people we wish we were. Until it eventually hits us, it’s been there all along. Not in our dreams or our hopes but in the known, the comfortable, the familiar.
— (via mleshtova)