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People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all.

People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit.

Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing.

People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous.

How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel?

Pain is meant to wake us up.

People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong.

Pain is something to carry, like a radio.

You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters.

Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality.

If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality.

You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.

James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band The Doors.

Due to his wild personality, poetic lyrics, his widely recognized voice, unpredictable and erratic performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontman in rock history.

Since his death, his fame has endured as one of popular culture’s most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture.

He recorded a total of six studio albums with The Doors, all of which sold well and received critical acclaim. Though The Doors recorded two more albums after Morrison died, his death severely affected the band’s fortunes, and they split up in 1973.

In 1993, Morrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Doors.

He died unexpectedly at the age of 27 in Paris. As no autopsy was performed, the cause of Morrison‘s death remains unknown.