You need someone in your life who excites you, makes you nervous, and forces you to question what you think you already know. We want someone who’s challenging, who we can’t figure out, and can tell us that we’re full of crap. We need someone to get us off the internet and remind us that real life is much more fun. And it’s okay to be unsure and nervous because that just means we’re alive again.
We need stressful days in order to be happy. We need to always be working towards something in order to feel useful and have a sense of purpose. We need days when we get zero sleep and are working tirelessly on a deadline. Because if we didn’t, the lazy days wouldn’t feel good.
We need family. Whether it be in the traditional sense of the word or the kind of family we create on our own when we get older, we need to feel like we belong somewhere. Otherwise, we would permanently feel like a raw exposed nerve that could just disappear at any given moment.And last, but certainly not least, we need to like ourselves in order to be happy."