Remember Who You Were

Picture of a tree in bright light, close up. Neighborhood in background.
"Intelligent, thinking people could take things like this in their stride just as they took the larger absurdities of deadly dull jobs in the city and deadly dull homes in the suburbs. Economic circumstance might force you to live in this environment, but the important thing was to keep from being contaminated. The important thing, always, was to remember who you were." - Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road