17 times street art/vandalism/grafitti was more honest & beautiful than we could be

Have you ever been in a public restroom and read a deep quote that someone wrote on the wall that really made you think? Or maybe you were driving to work and saw a billboard or a sign or even a painting that conveyed a beautiful message. These types of works of art, even if they are not intended to be works of art, make us think.They bring about raw feelings and cause us to look behind the surface. That’s what is so beautiful about them. They often don’t get enough attention, because sometimes we don’t like the realizations that they make us come to. Here are some of my favorites.

1.) The reminder that we sometimes fail to realize how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things. I mean think about it. The universe is 14 billion years old, and the average life expectancy of a person in the United States is about 78 years old. When you put those two numbers side by side, we aren’t even a moment, more like a fraction of a millisecond.


2.) This could be interpreted in a million different ways. It all depends on the reader. But I think it really is just another reminder that life is short. And if there is something that you need to tell someone, you should do it right now while you still have the chance. Because you never know what could happen.


3.) I love this. So many times in bar bathrooms have I seen girls fixing their makeup, adjting their dresses, smoothing over their hair and just obsessing over what they look like. Usually because they are trying to impress a guy. But to put it simply, he’s usually not even worth it. And you look fine either way.


4.) I think that this is important, because we often finding ourselves feeling like we know everything. Or we get annoyed because someone else is acting like they do. The things that we could all learn from one another if we would just take the time to listen.


5.) I think this is pretty self explanatory. It’s so important and who knows who it could affect in a positive way. I think that more buses in big cities should have this on the top of them. It could really make a difference. Even if it only saved one or two lives. That’s a big difference.


6.) A reminder that sometimes we all need something that money can’t buy or that isn’t tangible. The first step to getting better is to acknowledge that we need one, or many, of these things.


7.) This is from a tile on a bathroom wall and it’s a little deeper. The scariest part of addiction is that whatever it is that your addicted to, has complete control over you. The need for that thing, whatever it may be, becomes the most powerful force in your life. You’re no longer in control when you’re addicted, whether you realize it or not. It could be a substance, a person, anything really. It’s possible to get clean, but the want never really fully goes away.


8.) “I am drunk and you’re insane who’s going to lead us home?” This is my favorite. Partly because it’s so honest and their can be so much meaning behind such simple words. Sometimes we don’t know what we’re doing, and neither do the people around us. So what do we do?


9.) Just something to think about.


10.) This needs to be written on at least one wall in every city of America.


11.) No matter who you are, reading this will make you think of a certain person and take you back to a specific time in your life. That in itself is beautiful. That words have the power to do that.



12.) Really though is it? I think that it’s silly to think so. I mean think of how big the universe is. We can’t even fathom it, because it’s never ending. So how is this all that there is for us?


13.) It’s tragic to think about all of the truth in this.


14.) A reminder that it’s okay to mess up. And even if you do, it’s not the end of the world. It’s possible to really screw up and still be successful if you right your wrongs.


15.) Speaks for itself.


16.) Again, speaks for itself.


16.) I understood this on a personal level. If you have ever had someone who just gets you and you get them, then you’ll understand this too. I realize that’s pretty vague, but there’s really no other way to put it.


17.) Another beautifully honest writing on a wall that probably was never intended to be art. It looks like it’s on the outside of the bar, so the person writing it was most likely drunk. It just portrays exactly what someone was feeling in that exact moment.



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