When adults say “teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on
their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because
we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are.
We cannot be born and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and
sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing
and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and
cannot end, and so it cannot fail.
– John Green, Looking for Alaska