______ and _______ sitting in a tree
first comes love, then comes marriage
then comes a baby in a baby carriage
then comes blame
then comes despair
two hearts damaged beyond repair
______ leaves ___________ and takes the tree
"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 commovente)
"Don’t ask them for their reasons. Just ask them for their feelings."
Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day
Lol vegans that get in your face about eating meat are annoying. Like chill out brah I’m not eating your cat. I’m eating an animal made for eating.
this post is about slam dunks now
professor: why did you type everything in italics? do you even know how to turn caps lock off?
me: SORRY FOR SMELLING LIKE CIGARETTE SMOKE AND STARING AT YOU ALL THE TIME AND LAUGHING TOO LOUD AND HAVING A SHAKY VOICE WHEN YOU TELL ME BEAUTIFUL WORDS THAT WEREN’T MADE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME