You will find out that....sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do....That no single, individual moment is in and of itself unendurable.
--David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

And, from several years ago:

Jinwei: yeah
Jinwei: it's ok
Jinwei: believe me as a person who feels like right now they haven't been happy in 3 years that you will oscillate back and forth until you stop feeling bad randomly and you feel good again
Jinwei: believe me that when you see the sunlight and drink some tea and smoke a cigarette and put on Band of Horses and play guitar
Jinwei: you feel better
Jinwei: and then you play chess with your bro and you know that you do know somebody
Jinwei: and everything in your head might be far away, distant and perhaps less important
Jinwei: then you feel like you can take on the goddamn world again

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