One life lesson from my favorite college writing teacher that I never forgot: be like Walt Whitman and love everything. Whitman loved the city and the country. He loved the islands and the mountains. He loved giant oceans and small brooks.
Trust me when I say I know how difficult this can be. Sometimes it seems like the world f##ks you up the a$$ and then takes a dump on you.
At a certain point we have to try as much as possible to love the imperfections of the world, too… either that or put up one h*ll of a fight. Otherwise, such things may devour us… much like this hungry lion might easily make a tasty snack out of any one of us.