sirtophatthethird:

wayfaring-mermaid:

specialagentofthelamb:

This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!

Preach!

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THIS?!

SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES EITHER PAY FOR THEIR POPULATIONS’ EDUCATION OR JUST WRITE OFF THE BILL IF DOESN’T GET PAID FOR.

THE WAY THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM WORKS IS BACKWARDS AND MANGLED.



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"Language is power. When you turn “torture” into “enhanced interrogation,” or murdered children into “collateral damage,” you break the power of language to convey meaning, to make us see, feel, and care.

      — Rebecca Solnit, Our Words Are Our Weapons (via vulturechow)


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Thoughts 

I’m starting to discover a Buddhist way of life. I want to live with limited material possessions, I want to have a clear mind and head, I want to treat my body with the respect it deserves. I want to meditate, observe nature, relish in it. I want to discover the wisdom within me. I want to stop being so miserable and realize the world has so many petals like a flower waiting for me to discover. I want to live in every moment, grasp it in my mind, paint it vividly, capture it like a polaroid. 



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#personal #friday thoughts #using tumblr as a personal diary

Missed Connections 

Do you ever wonder how many missed connections happen daily? Like when a stranger gives you a very sweet friendly smile and it kind of makes your day? It’s that kind of smile that makes you feel acknowledged because they don’t even know you, but you can tell they are a bit curious about you. If you were in the same room you would probably talk to each other because your body language is inviting. Then there’s the kind of smile where it’s friendly, but most likely given because it’s a habit out of politeness. The “lets not make this staring awkward so lets smile to each other” kind of smile. We humans are such inquisitive creatures and the way we communicate whether verbally or non-verbally will never cease to amaze me. 



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#i'm just dumb and observe too much ok #personal

peskyredhead:

nubbsgalore:

circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)

flying unicorn farts



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"I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

      — Robin Williams (via the-sweet-isnt-as-sweet)


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#Quote #Truth
"We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’ Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

      — Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society (via booksquoteslove)


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#quote #dead poets society

fashionsfromhistory:

Riding Jacket

c.1750

Europe

MET



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#fashion #beautiful

petitsirena:

sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo



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"The only rule that ever made sense to me I learned from a history, not an economics, professor at Wharton. ‘Fear,’ he used to say, ‘fear is the most valuable commodity in the universe.’ That blew me away. ‘Turn on the TV,’ he’d say. ‘What are you seeing? People selling their products? No. People selling the fear of you having to live without their products.’ Fuckin’ A, was he right. Fear of aging, fear of loneliness, fear of poverty, fear of failure. Fear is the most basic emotion we have. Fear is primal. Fear sells.

      — Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (via booksquoteslove)


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