Read the whole thing. It’s beautiful.
“you cannot possibly live without the fear of dying”.
this came from a conversation i was having with a friend the other night… and i do not believe it could ring any more true. i have heard that the average person lives to be around 77 years old. if that is truly the case… the average person…
My Chemical Romance is the most remarkable band around today. They have been a huge inspiration to me, as they have in the lives of many others. It may sound ridiculous to say that music alone can save a life, but these guys made it possible. They aren’t just a couple of guys trying to make it big, they never have been. Their songs are so well written, full of experience, and even failure, it teaches you something. Every fan could hear the same song and find completely different meanings. What a song means to you should always be more than what it was supposed to. Any good artist can write songs with meaning. Only a great artist can write a song that allows fans to be able to conceive their own, more personal meaning, and thats how My Chemical Romance really connects to their fans so well. They teach their fans to value life. As quoted by Gerard Way; “Be yourself, never take anyone’s shit, and never let them take you alive!” He went through extremely tough times, and not only the fact that he can back from those struggles, but the fact that he can come back as a stronger person. Not just the fans have been saved from the band, but Gerard himself was saved. He has came close to committing suicide before. He really does understand what it’s like to have nothing left. Since then he stopped drinking and doing drugs, and committed his life to helping others, through his music. He is totally against self harm and suicide. I used to be miserable, i had no self esteem, no hope, and i even began cutting myself. Since i started listening to them, just the thought of hurting myself makes me feel guilty. That, i owe not only to Gerard, but the whole band. I have so much thanks for them. They helped me pick up my life, and realize that even though my life can get pretty shitty, i need to look at what i have, and keep hope no matter what life throws at me. If you ever feel close to the end, there is always hope, no matter who you are, or what your situation it. Get help and come back stronger like Gerard. You could be making a huge difference. All you need is a little help. When life throws you down, don’t be ashamed, look at it as a blessing. That fall made you stronger.