For anyone who is suffering from negative thoughts, rough times, times of self doubt, depression, suicidal thoughts…
An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.
So just take a deep breath and keep aiming.
Blog style shouldn’t matter, spread the word if you really care for others’ well-being. Everyone needs that little push of courage.
Things will get better.
"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
“and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them.”
real glad we’re just learning this now
information that shocks literally no one who’s under 30
too little too late - an early to mid 2000s throwback playlist - l i s t e n -
that’s so raven theme raven symone // bootylicious destiny’s child // sk8er boi avril lavigne // beautiful soul jesse mccartney // hollaback girl gwen stefani // too little too late jojo // start of something new high school musical cast // since u been gone kelly clarkson // crazy in love beyoncé // lucky britney spears // cheetah love cheetah girls // can’t get you out of my head kylie minogue // everytime we touch cascada // like whoa aly and aj // fergalicious fergie // if we were a movie hannah montana // all star smash mouth // girlfriend avril lavigne // we’re all in this together high school musical cast // hips don’t lie shakira // candyman christina aguilera // the best of both worlds hannah montana // we belong together mariah carey // keep holding on avril lavigne // push it to the limit corbin blue // no scrubs tlc // cinderella cheetah girls // barbie girl aqua // overprotected britney spears // milkshake kelis
I spent my childhood listening to the Beatles and CSNY and Joni Mitchell, so now I’m going back and thinking about how things could have been…
I don’t get sexually or romantically frustrated I get adventurously frustrated like I’m 17 years old why haven’t I been granted magic powers, slain a dragon, and defeated an oppressive emperor and started a rebellion yetFINALLY SOMEONE PUT IT INTO WORDS
I get all three please help
Dispersed around the world, that’s like NOTHING
"Fun fact, Rose’s Bechdal test score would have been in the 80′s were it not for the episodes Moffat wrote during her run."
Guys, really, you should click the link.
“Ironically, the woman who is often propped up as proof that Steven Moffat is, in fact, not a sexist was one of the worst in terms of the Bechdel test and overall independence of thought and character. While maintaining an average speaking time, the episodes she is in only pass the Bechdel Test 57% of the time, and she herself only passes 42% of the time. She also never passes it on her own after Series 5. It is also important to note that River’s “passes” barely scraped by this test. Her passing conversations were always around three or four lines of exchange total, limited to one per episode, and were always in the presence of/with the Doctor.”
Go read the study. It explains the Bechdel Test, the limitations of the study and why River isn’t really as strong of a female character as Rose was in terms of her purpose on the show.