anonymous asked:

I've started coming out to some close friends and family about my asexuality. They seem pretty accepting but most of them have been saying I'm too young (I'm 14) to even be thinking about sexual orientation. I know who I am and what my orientation is, but am I really too young?

You aren’t too young. They’re only saying that because you aren’t straight. Trust me, if you were talking about whatever gender it is you’re “supposed” to be attracted to to be straight, they wouldn’t question you for a second. You know your feelings better than they ever could.

-Kiowa

sailnerd asked:

I have never met someone my age with ADHD, and I've always wanted to chat with someone who does. I want to extend the invite to send me a message if anyone wants to chat with me about it. I think it would be helpful to me.

Followers in your early twenties, are any of you looking for an ADHD buddy?

—Elise

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.
—  Rosalyn S. Yalow

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was an American medical physicist, and a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for development of the radioimmunoassay technique.
Grown-ups like numbers. When you tell them about a new friend, they never ask questions about what really matters. They never ask: ‘What does his voice sound like?’ ‘What games does he like best?’ ‘Does he collect butterflies?’ They ask: ‘How old is he?’ ‘How many brothers does he have?’ ‘How much does he weigh?’ ‘How much money does he have?’ Only then do they think they know him. If you tell grown-ups, ‘I saw a beautiful red brick house, with geraniums at the windows and doves at the roof…,’ they won’t be able to imagine such a house. You have to tell them, ‘I saw a house worth a thousand francs.’ Then they exclaim, ‘What a pretty house!’