Menen Dawit (via lovemenendawit)
"When you are alone for a long time and comfortable that way, you pretty much almost lose sight of what the idea of real good company is. You’ve been around bad company, and it sticks with you. You’ve probably been around good company too, but it isn’t as memorable. Maybe your mom, a sibling, your pet, the voices from the music you listen to, that’s your idea of “company”. Or maybe you are your own company. But who are you kidding? That’s not really company. It’s okay to be alone, but for how long? Or is being alone and being independent two different things? Because being independent is a great trait to have, right? But is your solidarity a good trait? I went to a concert recently and I met so many amazing people. Just strangers, but I mean these people were so driven, inspiring, kind, fun, energetic, beautiful, everything. I realized people like them were what “good company” was. I realized I’ve forgotten what that was, to the point where I can’t really remember ever having that in my life at all. I guess what I’m trying to say is, you can’t give up on people. You can’t give up on humanity. No matter how many terrible, fucked up people you know, you’ve been with, you’ve experienced, you’ve felt, you’ve heard of. No matter how many fucked up, sick people there are in the world, there are people out there that will change the way you look at life. There are people out there who will make you feel better about the future. There are people out there who truly will give even the most serious, bored, logical, realistic, and intelligent person, real hope."