My Philosophy:
In order to obtain happiness in this world, people must choose to forsake their reputation to rise against the unjust. They need to allow themselves to break free of conformity and choose to transform their identity into their own.





This world…this world
Belongs to the strong,
My friend
How we love you
No flaws, no flaws…
Perfect by nature
By walking in
A particular straight though
Useless
Path from time to time, to
Save their souls- I have
Given you my soul; leave my name
Because it is my name!
But you will not
Follow it
See nothing
In the light,
I don’t want the light,
You
Will turn immediately to the
Darkness.
Darkness. The midnight will
Seem restful
You will end
By going down.
Down. We’re headed
For a cliff-
You’re pretending.

Dove Commercial (watch to 0:58)

All that breathe will share our destiny.

This is an institution
For the insane.
Insane.
Better mad with
The rest of the world
Then wise
Alone.
I love to be alone,
I never found the
Companion that was
So companionable as
Solitude-
It hides our cheeks and
Shades our eyes
So weakened by the
Midnight lamp:
He has changed into
Something awful, only
By hiding his face;
We wear the mask that
Grins and lies.

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We will pass this terrible night together

This is the way
They spread it.
There are no consequences
And
No responsibilities:
Lies,
Lies,
Lies,
I'm a lie, must not tell lies,
When will you learn?
Make the lie
Big, make it simple,
Keep
Saying it, and eventually
They will believe it; men,
Do not think
Nobody says
Anything
Different from anybody.

Wordle: Untitled

The contrary habits must be broken.

I shalt lie down with
The powerful of the earth
Your choices,
My choices show who I truly am
No matter where I go
I am, I am, I am
But the darkness...
Takes you over:
I'm dishonest,
You can always trust that
I'll be dishonest,
Honestly.

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I had on a black veil

I don’t give a damn ‘bout
My bad reputation-
The clouds hung
Opressively low;
To be great...
To be great is to be
MISUNDERSTOOD
The morning breaks,
I am now free!
Rebel against the conformity!

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I did not ride on the railroad; it rode upon me.

I know what I am!
This is who I really am!
Let me be

(watch 3:06- 3:47)

I do not go where the path may lead. Oh, the places I’ll go.

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