I’m having a conversation with one of my friends and I ask him, “What defines you?” and he responded with, “Nothing. A definition excludes the possibility for change.”

This is one of the best responses I’ve ever received to any of my questions.

(via sunk-in-smoke)

You attain the goal and realize the shocking realization that attaining the goal does not complete or redeem you, does not make everything for your life “OK” as you are, in the culture, educated to assume it will do. And then you face this fact that what you had thought would have meaning does not have meaning when you get it, and you are impaled by shock.

David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest (via allmymetaphors)