The Perks Of Beign A Wallflower

Overcoming Adversity

what is adversity?

Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
John Wooden

“So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

“I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.”

“I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn't try to sleep with someone even if they could have. I need to know these people exist.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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