“When people use the future as a consolation for the present. I don’t know if there is anything less helpful.”

Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter

This was a completely forgettable book, to be honest. I didn’t really get the point of the story, but it was still an enjoyable read.

I like this quote because it is very very true. It reminds me as a perfect retort to the “It Gets Better” movement. Sure, the future will be better, but how does that help the situation now? If anything, it would piss me off more because it’s basically a person who is enjoying their life in the now and just flaunting about how they got through difficult times beforehand so therefore I should be able to get through my difficult times and take it all in stride, too.