You know how there's always people telling you that you should forget the past, and others telling you that it should always be your guide?
You know how there's always people telling you to be Little Miss Optimisic, and others telling you that you should get real, and that the world is not always rainbows and butterflies; it's compromise that moves us along, yeah? (I may have stolen that from Maroon 5)
You know how there's always people telling you to appreciate what you have and be satisfied with yourself no matter what, and others telling you that dissatisfaction is the mother of all improvements?
You know how there's always people telling you to follow your dreams and pursue what you love, and others telling you that what you love won't pay the bills?
You know what you should tell those people?
Shut the cricket* up.
"When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both."
~ Al Franken
If you like hearing yourself talk so much, start a self-help column/blog/merchandise-stand-thing and sell t-shirts and cups and little keychains with cheery little slogans -or uncheery ones, for that matter-.
But for the love of God and cheesecake and all things holy, spare me.
*Cricket's my new swear word. If people can use shit as a curse, I can use crickets. Poop > Crickets in terms of aesthetic pleasingness, in my opinion)