The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (via unwritten-heaven)
its true its true being sad and in pain is the most banal most TEDIOUS way to exist and if you think in a million years that being happy is not interesting or fun then im so sorry for you
the utter bore of evil is ignore so often becuase “tragedy makes a great story” but does it really? im so sick and tired of this mentality and the fact that i always want a happy ending is seen as childish
the real interesting stories are the ones where people are given a chance to be happy, to become great, to stop bad things from happening, to be saved. it doesnt have to be easy for them. but i reject the idea that suffering is beautiful.
I am practicing being kind instead of right.Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook (via perfect)
What it means is:
- They don’t really like to read.
It does not mean that:
- They’re stupid.
- They’re lazy.
- They’re not intellectually curious.
- They think reading is dumb.
- They hate books.
- They look down on people who like to read.
Thank you someone for saying this!!
I love stories but unfortunately I’m very bad at keeping my attention on books and movies and things like that. I’ve read Harry Potter and that’s about it, embarrassingly! I always wish I was better at reading. Even for movies and tv shows I really only can watch animated, children’s, and musicals.