Heather Havrilesky on joy

“True joy belongs to those grumpy weirdos who love an odd selection of hobbies and activities and projects in obscurity, and stand up for this planet in angry, undignified ways when necessary. True happiness comes from actively choosing your own unique path, the one that looks beautiful to you alone, without shame or apology. True freedom comes from rejecting skin-deep, stupid tales about what’s missing from your life, and standing up for what you love the most instead.”

— Heather Havrilesky (via)