You have to have passion in everything you do, whether it's love, hate, work, class, even bullshitting. If you don't put all of yourself into everything you do then you're wasting your time, and that's just something too precious to waste.
All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (via kushandwizdom)