We may live in a generation where its easy to connect and stay in touch with friends, but we are also too easily reminded of people we’d rather forget. There’s a lot of truth to “out of sight, out of mind” but social networking makes it almost impossible to entirely forget about someone. They’ll always pop up somewhere, looking happy as ever, and you’ll still feel that twinge of pain from their betrayal. I sort of hate social networking because of this. I just want to go on living my own life and not be reminded of what’s behind. I have a hard time letting go of feelings forever. I suppose that’s my hamartia. 

Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.

Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook (via observando)