Robert Birming

F*uck Paradise

Watched the movie The Descendents.

The main character lives in Hawaii. He explains that his friends on the main land thinks he's living in paradise — like a permanent vacation, immune to life, free from heartaches and pain.

His reply to that:

Paradise can go fuck itself.

That’s the thing about seeing things from afar. The grass is always greener on the other side (well, when comparing the main land to Hawaii, that’s actually true).

We all have our issues and problems. Some people are good at hiding them. Others can't stop talking about theirs.

But no one is immune to life.

Life's a rollercoaster. Sometimes it’s like living in paradise. Other times, life is a living hell.

If we now and then remind ourself of this inevitable fact, we might find that golden path in the middle...