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It’s 2:45 in the morning, and I just hung up a four and a half hour Skype chat with my sister.

I regret nothing.

courfius:

i just saw that post about ‘why do white boys put winky faces after everything’ and one of the examples is ‘what are your political views ;)’

and i just

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gaymommy:

dude it’s so weird how when you’re a kid, socks were like the worst thing you could get on christmas but now it’s like hell yeah please give me some socks i own like two and a half pairs my feet are so cold

We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.

Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

(via mossonhighheels)

This is so, so important for teachers to understand. I try, in every report card, to focus on effort, not natural ability. And you know what? It makes a big difference in my classroom.

(via sanityscraps)

I was so smart that I breezed through high school with poor study skills, so smart I managed to get through Smith with a B average despite barely studying.  It wasn’t until I was an adult and had taken some very hard knocks in the work force that I actually learned to structure my time, and how my work would be so very much better if I actually worked at it.

Live and learn.

(via ellidfics)

This! I can’t count the number of kids who come into my classroom saying “Oh, I’m just not good at math” when they refuse to practice the thinking behind the math. If I could change one thing about modern American culture, it would be getting rid of the talent mindset

(via tayefeth)

I was always told I was naturally smart, but I could see me peers around me doing things so effortlessly. So my teachers didn’t think any different, I adopted this devil may care attitude, while in reality I was losing countless hours of sleep struggling to keep up the facade. Either everyone continued to think I was “naturally” talented or they didn’t care to see that I was sinking because that meant they were wrong about my potential.

(via dammit-clint)

c0mbeferre:

i’m fucking dying when andy said “one minute there and she was gone” someone snorted “SHE?” and at “had you been there tonight you might know how it feels” chris mccarrell threw his hands up and yelled WHAT IS HE EVEN TALKING ABOUT and i died the end

jossarian:

E P I C  C L A S S I C A L  M U S I C , V O L . 3 no further explanation needed; just listen and be inspired to fuck some glorious shit up

01. symphonie fantastique: march to the scaffold » hector berlioz | 02. impromptu no. 4 in c sharp minor » frédéric chopin | 03. dies irae: tuba mirum » giuseppe verdi | 04. morceaux de fantaisie: prelude, “the bells of moscow” » sergei rachmaninoff | 05. finale from symphony no. 9, “from the new world” » anton dvořák | 06. grand sonata no. 3: prestissimo possibile » robert schumann | 07. overture to candide » leonard bernstein | 08. the four seasons, l’estate: presto » antonio vivaldi | 09. fortune plango vulnera » carl orff | 10. symphony no. 4 in f minor: allegro con fuoco » pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky | 11. music for the royal fireworks: la réjouissance » george frideric handel

listen » | vol.2 » | vol.1 »

jossarian:

E P I C  C L A S S I C A L  M U S I C , V O L . 3 no further explanation needed; just listen and be inspired to fuck some glorious shit up

01. symphonie fantastique: march to the scaffold » hector berlioz | 02. impromptu no. 4 in c sharp minor » frédéric chopin | 03. dies irae: tuba mirum » giuseppe verdi | 04. morceaux de fantaisie: prelude, “the bells of moscow” » sergei rachmaninoff | 05. finale from symphony no. 9, “from the new world” » anton dvořák | 06. grand sonata no. 3: prestissimo possibile » robert schumann | 07. overture to candide » leonard bernstein | 08. the four seasons, l’estate: presto » antonio vivaldi | 09. fortune plango vulnera » carl orff | 10. symphony no. 4 in f minor: allegro con fuoco » pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky | 11. music for the royal fireworks: la réjouissance » george frideric handel

listen » | vol.2 » | vol.1 »

mamzellecombeferre:

Scientists will tell you every planet has a gravitational pull

From which nothing can escape its orbit

They don’t tell you about people like planets

Whose scent makes you want them like the earth needs the sun

Who turn your thoughts into continual concentric circles around them

Their laughter sounds like bells, explodes like comets

Trailing through your heart and mind,

Leaving craters in your soul,

Their eyes: glittering cosmic dust

Their smile: the stars in the nighttime sky

For all my life I have been a girl in love with the nighttime sky.

We have searched for each other over light years,

Coming through desolate places and beautiful places

You can tell me the stories of where you’ve been,

And I will tell you mine.

We will meet in the middle and let sparks fly.

I would like to draw a map of the stars on your body,

So when you look in the mirror,

You will know that I have seen the universe,

You are my universe,

And I am caught in your gravity

thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

unhooking-the-stars:

also like urban fantasy is my life blood but like
wheres the au where feuilly is the poor orphan page who ends up dressing in his lords armour and saving the kingdom from a dragon

unhooking-the-stars:

also like urban fantasy is my life blood but like

wheres the au where feuilly is the poor orphan page who ends up dressing in his lords armour and saving the kingdom from a dragon

roevolution:

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xoxo roe

swagpizza:

Paris, rue des Ursins, rue des Chantres by Aurélien Calonne on Flickr.

everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

I bet if you put Anthony Mackie and Robert Downey Jr. in the same room for long enough, their combined excitement at playing superheroes would make the Marvel cinematic universe become reality.

nouveau-jacobin:

Prouvaire before I cut off his hair. I think he looks better with shorter hair, actually, but I still rather liked the long locks I used to give him.

nouveau-jacobin:

Prouvaire before I cut off his hair. I think he looks better with shorter hair, actually, but I still rather liked the long locks I used to give him.