…hance to date them simply because you want to do so. This next part is important so let it sink in: Women never owe you anything, ever, other than common decency as fellow human beings. That’s it. That’s all you get. And you don’t get to coerce or force them to do even that against their will. Because yeah, just like men, women are sometimes jerks, and that’s just how it is.
…our heart away with abandon. Building walls around yourself does nothing but bridle your happiness. “For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks…the work for which all other work is but preparation.” -Rilke