S.E. Hinton (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Nothing can wear you out like caring about people.
There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right, regardless of what everybody else is doing.
A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not.
Starting with nothing is not an extreme disadvantage; by earning you have everything to gain