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 "But if you ... imagine a person defined by a desperation to be liked, what do you see? You see a person without integrity, without a center. In more pathological cases, you see a narcissist — a person who can’t tolerate the tarnishing of his or her self-image that not being liked represents, and who therefore either withdraws from human contact or goes to extreme, integrity-sacrificing lengths to be likable." -Jonathan Franzen

Tomorrow, I'm actually gonna sit down and hammer out all my recent frustrations with Facebook a la Megan Robinson and my own crumbling mental health. For now, I'm going to drink more wine and go to bed.

I don't know how he does it, but I swear, Jonathan Franzen looks directly into my fucking soul:

I'm sure other people feel like he does that to them, too.

Which is why he's so loved.

I'm sobbing right now.


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