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I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
Jonathan Carroll (via quotethat)

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robotsquid:

"MAN THIS STORY I’M WRITING IS GONNA BE SO GOOD I’M SO PUMPED"

"I CAN’T WAIT TO DEVELOP THE SHIT OUT OF THESE CHARACTERS"

"HOT DAMN THAT ONE SCENE NEAR THE MIDDLE IS GONNA BE BITCHIN’"

"THIS PLOT TWIST IS THE SINGLE BEST IDEA I’VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE"

~one hour later~

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socialnetworkhell:

"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies there is such a thing as "non-consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex; they are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say “breathing swimming” and “non-breathing swimming”. You say swimming and drowning.

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The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.
David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World (via wordsnquotes)

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*hears noises at night*:
well this is it this is the end for me I had a good life
*gets shampoo in my eyes*:
I guess I'm blind now how am I ever going to see my first born child
*heart is beating fast*:
I think I am having a heart attack is this what cardiac arrest is
*a cop walks by*:
here I go about to get arrested I probably murdered someone
*taking a test*:
don't take your eyes off of this paper you will get caught cheating and get kicked out of school and amount to nothing
*gets a sunburn*:
great now I have skin cancer how will I tell my parents
*tripping over something*:
I guess my leg will have to be amputated why did this happen to me
*period is late*:
shit i'm pregnant i'm the next virgin mary

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shylocks:

if english isn’t your first language but you think and dream in english and sometimes have to mentally translate from english to your first language when speaking it as a consequence of your consistent exposure to the internet clap your hands

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