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You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Robin Williams (via booksquoteslove)

why is it that were always told not to get tattoos at a young age because we “will regret it later on” when we are basically told to choose a career path by age 18? i’d rather be 40 years old with a tattoo that meant something to me when i was young than be 40 years old not wanting to get out of bed to go to a job that i hate because i was forced to decide on a career in my teens

To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
E.E. Cummings (via kushandwizdom)
When adults say, ‘Teenagers think they are invincible’ with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.
John Green (via kushandwizdom)
10 Things I had to learn by myself (my mother never taught me):

i. Blame the person who hurts you, not yourself. Never blame yourself for not being what they wanted or not being “good enough.” You are made with perfectly flawed traits, stitched together to be loved unconditionally.

ii. Not everyone you love will love you back and the people who do love you, you won’t always reciprocate the feelings. But that doesn’t make them or you a bad person. You can’t love everyone and not everyone will love you. I refuse to blame the people that can’t find it in their soul to give me what I give them. I don’t give to get back. I give because I want to and because I can.

iii. Don’t let one person tell you negative things about yourself. One opinion out of a million does not make you who you are. No one paints a masterpiece for you, you are the art piece. You make who you are. You are the artist.

iv. Don’t ever settle. People always feel safer with things that they are used to and comfortable with instead of seeking for the heart pounding feelings and moments that take their breaths away. I never want it to be easy; I want it to be hard to breathe and suffocating when I give something my all. I want to learn how to survive through that.

v. Learn how to say no. No, I do not want to dance with you. No, I do not want to kiss you. No, I do not want to date you. No, I do not want to do this. No, I do not want to do that. Because that does not make me happy and that does not make me feel comfortable, so no. And I don’t need to give you a reason nor do I need to make up an excuse to say “no.”

vi. There are different kinds of people. Don’t always catergorize people in groups because people are not meant to be labelled. Just because one person hurts you, does not mean the ones in the future will. Just because one person holds a knife doesn’t mean the next one will use it. There is good out there; there is good in the world and there is good in people. Not everyone is a monster. I strongly believe that majority of the population is good.

vii. Do not let the past prevent you from living in the future. Do not let the pain and hurt take over. Don’t close yourself up to others just because you have been broken before. Never allow the demons of yesterday to control the beauty that is to come in the future. Vow to never allow it to always be stormy for the sun does eventually shine down on all things beautiful. I am beautiful, and so are you.

viii. You can swim across the world for someone but they might not even step outside in the drizzle for you. Even if you hold the umbrella for them.

ix. Never give someone the power to rid you of yourself. Don’t ever fall out of your routine or lose who you are permanently. That is so important.

xi. Love yourself. Learn to love the birthmark on your face, the chipmunk cheeks, the thighs that jiggle when you walk, the nose you think is too flat, and your fingers that are too short. Learn to appreciate your almond shaped eyes, your skin color, the thin hair that doesn’t grow fast, the beauty mark above your lips, and the small gap between your teeth. Learn to love your sense of humor, your laughter, your emotions, your tendency to trust easily, and how happy you always are. Learn to love the way you love others deeply, how you sometimes fear being lonely, the way you enjoy walks alone, and the radiance in your soul. Learn to love yourself at 3AM when you cannot sleep and can only think of the skeletons hiding in your own closets and learn to love yourself at 3PM when you are cranky and unable to get out of bed. Learn to love yourself and come to terms with the fact that you are you, and that will never change.
Ming D. LiuA Story A Day #147 (via mingdliu)
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I have an obsession with crying, I cry at least 3 times a day and it's for different things all the time. My parents find it strange/interesting, my friends think it's crazy and my girlfriend thinks I'm just being sensitive.

Crying is good when you really need it. Believe me, there was a time when I thought crying was weak so I refused to cry and it only caused more emotional problems. I believe when we’re upset we need to feel all emotions; that’s the faster way to move on. Holding it in is only slowing down the recovery process. But if you’re crying over little things and often then it could relate to other emotional problems that you may not be facing. I know when I’m stressed or upset about something big, I can cry at the drop of a hat. And I have. If they are real and bigger things you’re crying over then I say feel everything you need to feel, and do not let anyone make you feel ashamed for it, but there is a point when it’s time to pick yourself up and move on. 

animevillainsforjustice:

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

Im all for fat acceptance (to a certain extent) but this is really pushing the boundaries of stupid and illogical.

God, this poster has been up at my school lately and its really annoyed me.
Like, lets forget for the moment that fat refers to multiple things, one of which is body fat and one of which is a descriptor for appearance.
I’m pretty sure if someone had an excessive amount of fingernails, we would call them “fingernaily” or “that fingernaily person” or “that person with the really long fingernails”. We would ask them why the hell do they have such long fingernails, because to us it looks really bad and really impractical.
People don’t call others fat because they have fat, people call others fat because they believe they have an excessive amount of fat.
-Miroku Fujima

animevillainsforjustice:

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

Im all for fat acceptance (to a certain extent) but this is really pushing the boundaries of stupid and illogical.

God, this poster has been up at my school lately and its really annoyed me.

Like, lets forget for the moment that fat refers to multiple things, one of which is body fat and one of which is a descriptor for appearance.

I’m pretty sure if someone had an excessive amount of fingernails, we would call them “fingernaily” or “that fingernaily person” or “that person with the really long fingernails”. We would ask them why the hell do they have such long fingernails, because to us it looks really bad and really impractical.

People don’t call others fat because they have fat, people call others fat because they believe they have an excessive amount of fat.

-Miroku Fujima