"I know people who feel like they’ve wasted years of their lives because of poor choices. They spent years in a relationship that was toxic, years with an addiction, years at a job where they weren’t fulfilled. But you have to realize, nothing you have been through is ever wasted. Your past experiences, good and bad have deposited something on the inside of you. Those challenges have sharpened you to help make you who you are today."

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Trying to remember this today.

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teju cole on #firstworldproblems

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"If I cut you off, chances are, you handed me the scissors."

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fatchickinla:

Just shame shame shame on them

This is just wrong. I’m sorry I’m a male but I somehow got the memo DO  NOT RAPE.
CNN can go to Hell. Rape is rape. Being a sexual predator is being OMG A SEXUAL PREDATOR AND OMG YOU GET LABELED FOR LIFE!
GUESS WHY?
 YOU RAPED SOMEONE.
That is just wrong. CNN, you are dead to me. All of you are. I shouldn’t have to say this in 2013 but WE DO WHAT THE FUCK?!>?

njudah:

fatchickinla:

Just shame shame shame on them

This is just wrong. I’m sorry I’m a male but I somehow got the memo DO  NOT RAPE.

CNN can go to Hell. Rape is rape. Being a sexual predator is being OMG A SEXUAL PREDATOR AND OMG YOU GET LABELED FOR LIFE!

GUESS WHY?

 YOU RAPED SOMEONE.

That is just wrong. CNN, you are dead to me. All of you are. I shouldn’t have to say this in 2013 but WE DO WHAT THE FUCK?!>?

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"John O’Connor and I had decided to get married and he was a year behind me and so I was out of law school and we both liked to eat, so that meant one of us was going to have to work and that was me. I needed a job and I wanted to work as a lawyer. I had graduated high in my class and I thought I could probably get a job. We had notices on our placement bulletin board at Stanford Law School that said, ‘Stanford law graduates: Call us if you want to get an interview for employment. We’d be happy to talk to you.’ I called at least 40 of those firms asking for an interview and not one of them would give me an interview. I was a woman and they said, ‘We don’t hire women,’ and that was a shock to me. It was a total shock. It shouldn’t have been. I should have known better. I should have followed what was going on, but I hadn’t and it just came as a real shock because I had done well in law school and it never entered my mind that I couldn’t even get an interview."

Sandra Day O’Connor tells Terry Gross about trying to get a job interview after finishing law school (via nprfreshair)

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Want to spend time with someone?………………Go

Want to spend time with someone?………………Go

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"Let’s splash the puddles,
let’s climb up all of the trees,
let’s chase what’s simple."

Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson (via tylerknott)

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pervigilare:

True friendship isn’t all about being there for each other when times are rough. It also means that your friend’s happiness is your happiness,it means being happy when your friend is happy and it means being so overwhelmed by your friend’s joy that it even brings tears of happiness to your eyes. Few people have friends like these and you can consider yourself blessed if you are lucky enough to find someone like that but you should always strive to be such a friend yourself.

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nprfreshair:

Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones, talks to Terry Gross about teens’ capacity for empathy:
“We want to think that empathy is this natural quality we all have, and in fact, almost everyone is capable of empathy. But there are these moments in adolescence where kids freeze out these feelings. I spent a lot of time with some of the girls who were bullying Monique [who is profiled in the book], and in moments it chilled me to listen to how dismissive they were in talking about her. But in other reflective moments they would say things like, ‘You know, I see that she’s walking down the hall with her head hanging down and really doesn’t have as many friends as she used to have.’ So it wasn’t that they were incapable of empathy, it was much more that they were in a culture in which they were being encouraged to be cruel to another kid to enhance their own status instead of really letting their feelings of empathy for her have an outlet.”
Image by Captain Freckle via Flickr Commons

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nprfreshair:

Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones, talks to Terry Gross about teens’ capacity for empathy:

“We want to think that empathy is this natural quality we all have, and in fact, almost everyone is capable of empathy. But there are these moments in adolescence where kids freeze out these feelings. I spent a lot of time with some of the girls who were bullying Monique [who is profiled in the book], and in moments it chilled me to listen to how dismissive they were in talking about her. But in other reflective moments they would say things like, ‘You know, I see that she’s walking down the hall with her head hanging down and really doesn’t have as many friends as she used to have.’ So it wasn’t that they were incapable of empathy, it was much more that they were in a culture in which they were being encouraged to be cruel to another kid to enhance their own status instead of really letting their feelings of empathy for her have an outlet.”

Image by Captain Freckle via Flickr Commons

this

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