The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.The Great Kamryn (via awelltraveledwoman)
Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.Unknown (via sleepystoryteller)
I can’t afford to hate anyone. I don’t have that kind of time.Akira Kurosawa, Iriku (via nofatnowhip)
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.Confucius (via acarolinatale)
Kids are so young and innocent, it is hard to think that someone would brainwash them to turn them against their family and help fight a war, but Kony has been doing just that.. Help these kids!
I read this in my 11th grade english class and i still think about it sometimes.
This is my favorite fucking short story ever. It changed the way I look at human weakness.
This is one of my favourite things ever.
This is why I love writing
sandra cisneros is amazing
love this, so true in every way
" A person’s identity is not to be found in behavior… but in the capacity to keep a particular narrative going. — Anthony Giddens, self-identity
There are two paths to being smart and charming when you are young: Life has been good or life has been bad. When life has been good, maybe someone goes to see a therapist for a while because some isolated thing is not currently going well. Most likely, the difficultly will be resolved quickly and the client will be on his way. When life has been bad, someone goes to see a therapist because even though things look pretty on the outside the person feels horrible on the inside. Too often being successful when you are young is about survival.
Twentysomethings aren’t brain damaged, of course, but because of the still-developing frontal lobe, they can be what psychologists call “uneven.” Many twentysomethings are confused by the fact that they went to good colleges, yet they don’t know how to start the careers they want. Or they don’t understand how they could have been valedictorians but are unable to make decisions about whom to date and why. Or they feel like fakes because they managed to get good jobs yet cannot calm themselves down at work. Or they can’t figure out how twentysomethings who did not do as well in school are now outpacing them in life. These are different skills sets.
Being smart in school is mostly about how well you solve problems that have correct answers and clear time limits. But being a forward-thinking adult is about how you think and act even ( and especially) in uncertain situations. “
"When you partner with someone, you have a second chance at family. being a part of your partner’s family (in laws) and creating a family with your partner.
So many twentysomethings don’t take their relationships seriously or don’t think they are allowed to. Then somewhere around thirty, getting married suddenly seems pressing. “
Think about it.