age:30s

At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA.

At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job. 

At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer. 

At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.  

At age 28, J.K. Rowling was a suicidal single parent living on welfare.

At age 28, Wayne Coyne ( from The Flaming Lips) was a fry cook.

At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter. 

At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker. 

At age 37, Ang Lee was a stay-at-home-dad working odd jobs.

Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39, and got her own cooking show at age 51.

Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at age 40.

Stan Lee didn’t release his first big comic book until he was 40.

Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career and landed his first movie role at age 42.

Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first major movie role until he was 46.

Morgan Freeman landed his first major movie role at age 52.

Kathryn Bigelow won the Academy Award for Best Director when she made The Hurt Locker at age 57.

Grandma Moses didn’t begin her painting career until age 76.

Louise Bourgeois didn’t become a famous artist until she was 78.

Whatever your dream is, it is not too late to achieve it. You aren’t a failure because you haven’t found fame and fortune by the age of 21. Hell, it’s okay if you don’t even know what your dream is yet. Even if you’re flipping burgers, waiting tables or answering phones today, you never know where you’ll end up tomorrow.

Never tell yourself you’re too old to make it. 

Never tell yourself you missed your chance. 

Never tell yourself that you aren’t good enough. 

You can do it. Whatever it is. 

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I like to think that Efi is a big fan of Lucio and also looks up to him as a role model since he’s not just an international music icon but also a freedom fighter that literally led an uprising to free his city. All before the age of 30.

Bonus art:

Mandatory group pic after meeting your favourite celebrity!

Fun FMA manga fact: This isn’t mentioned in Brotherhood, but the reason Roy and Riza came to Resembool scouting out the Elrics is because someone fucked up the ages on Ed and Al’s file. Literally Roy and Riza are riding in the back of some horse-drawn carriage into Resembool chatting with the driver like “yes we’ve heard rumors of two alchemist brothers here, Ed and Al Elric ages 31 and 30 respectively. Do you know where they live?” And the driver pretty much answers with “lol what? Those kids are like 10.” Except now Roy and Riza are already THERE so they decide “Fuck it. Let’s pay a visit anyway.” So everything that went down in the series is thanks to some mysterious fuck up in the Amestrian Intelligence Department and I salute that person.

If you ever feel like you should have your shit together and you don’t....
  • At age 15, Mark Wahlberg dropped out of school and lived on the streets after serving time. 
  • At age 18, Drew Carey attempted suicide after being expelled from college. 
  • At age 23, Tina Fey was working at her local YMCA. 
  • At age 23, Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first reporting job. 
  • At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer. 
  • At age 24, Jon Hamm was working as a waiter. 
  • At 25, Walt Disney was told that no one would ever like Mickey Mouse by MGM. 
  • At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and went to art school. 
  • At age 28, J.K Rowling was a suicidal parent living on welfare. 
  • At age 28, Tyler Perry was homeless on the streets of Atlanta. 
  • At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter. 
  • At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stock broker. 
  • At age 35, Ricky Gervais made it to TV after getting fired working on a radio show. 
  • At age 40, Vera Wang designed her first dress after failing to make the Olympic figure skating team and to make the editor-in-chief position at Vogue. 
  • At age 40, Stan Lee released his very first comic book. 
  • At age 40, Lucille Ball got her part in I Love Lucy. 
  • At age 42, Alan Rickman got his first major movie role. 
  • At age 44, Bryan Cranston got his first major TV role. 
  • At age 46, Samuel L. Jackson got his first major movie role. 
  • At age 52, Morgan Freeman got his first major movie role. 
  • The founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, was working at McDonald’s in his 20s. 
  • Billionaire Warren Buffet was a part-time salesman in his 20s. 
  • President Barack Obama was a community organizer in his 20s. 
  • Halle Berry stayed in homeless shelters often in her 20s. 

It is NEVER too late to achieve your dreams. Don’t stress about the future. Right here, right now, you’re doing the very best you can. 

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Thank you to all who participated! The survey was conducted on both tumblr and reddit and managed to compile some interesting results, so I hope you enjoy looking at the graphics, and I’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions! **click photos to enlarge**

more stats

  • gender: 51.4% male | 42.6% female | 6% other
  • location: 0.6% Africa | 7.7% Asia |  5.8% Australia | 18.3% Europe | 63.3% North America | 4.3% South America
  • age: 0.1% ages 0-9 | 7.4% ages 10-15 | 52.5% ages 16-20 | 32% ages 21-25 | 7.2% ages 26-30 | 0.8% ages 31+
  • 11.5% anime watcher | 4.8% manga reader | 83.7% both

notes

  • check out some endeavor hate (and some endeavor love) HERE (warning: profanity, some daddy jokes, all the classic things ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
  • in the fight question, bakugou appeared in the most answers by quite a large margin, followed by midoriya
  • however, for the team question, both bakugou and midoriya fell behind todoroki, tokoyami, iida, uraraka, kirishima and yaoyorozu
  • all might and aizawa were tied for a majority of the voting
I’ve never seen the TCC commemorate victims. Here.

Never forgotten. Always remembered

  - Ted Bundy’s victims-

 Donna Gail Manson, age 19. 

 Susan Elaine Rancourt, age 18. 

 Roberta Kathleen Parks, age 22

 Brenda Carol Ball, age 22. 

Georgeann Hawkins, age 18. 

 Janice Ann Ott, age 23. 

Denise Marie Naslund, age 19. 

Nancy Wilcox, age 16. .

 Melissa Anne Smith, age 17. .

 Laura Aime, age 17. 

 Debra Kent age, 17. 

 Caryn Campbell, age 23. 

Julie Cunningham, age 26. 

 Denise Oliverson, age 25. 

 Lynette Culver, age 12. 

 Susan Curtis, age 15. 

 Margaret Bowman, age 21. 

 Lisa Levy, age 20. 

 Karen Chandler, age 21.

 Kathy Kleiner, age 21. .

 Kimberly Leach, age 12. 


     - Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims-

         Steven Hicks, 19 

        Steven Tuomi, 26 

      Anthony Lee Sears, 26 

James Doxtator, 14 

      Richard Guerrero, 22

    Raymond Lamont Smith, 33 

     Ricky Beeks, 27 

     Ernest Miller, 22 

     David C. Thomas, 23 

     Curtis Straughter, 19 

     Errol Lindsey, 19 

    Tony Hughes, 31

    Konerak Sinthasomphone, 14 

     Matt Turner, 20 

     Jeremiah Weinberger, 23 

    Oliver Lacy, 23

    Joseph Bradehoft, 25 


   -   Richard Ramirez’s victims-


           Mei Leung, 9 

Jennie Vincow, 79 

          Christina and Mary Caldwell 

            Vincent and Maxine Zazzara:

            William Doi       

            Mable Bell

            Mary Louise Cannon, 75

            Chitat Assawahem

           Peter Pan 

           Tsia-Lian Yu, 30

           Dayle Yoshie Okazaki, 34

         Lela and Max Kneidings 

      Elyas Yakub Abowath, 35

          

             - Charleston Shooting victims -


        Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd (54).

       Susie Jackson (87)

       Ethel Lee Lance (70) 

        Depayne Middleton-Doctor (49)

        Clementa C. Pinckney (41) 

         Tywanza Sanders (26)

      Daniel Simmons (74)

       Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (45)Singleton.

       Myra Thompson (59)


  - Columbine Massacre victims-

       Rachel Scott (17)

      Steven Curnow (14)

       Corey DePooter (17)

       Kelly Ann Fleming (16)

        Matt Ketcher (16)

       Daniel Mauser (15)

       Daniel  Rohrbough (15)

       Cassie Bernall (17)

       Isaiah Shoels (18)

       John Tomlin (16)

      Lauren Townsend (18)

       Kyle Velasquez (16)

      Dave Sanders (47)


  -  John Wayne Gacy’s victims-

  • Timothy McCoy (16)
  • John Butkovitch (17)
  • Darrell Sampson (18)
  • Randall Reffett (15)
  • Samuel Stapleton (14)
  • Michael Bonnin (17)
  • William Carroll (16)
  • James Haakenson (16)
  • Rick Johnston (17)
  • Kenneth Parker (16)
  • William Bundy (19)
  • Gregory Godzik (17)
  • John Szyc (19)
  • Jon Prestidge (20)
  • Matthew Bowman (19).
  • Robert Gilroy (18)
  • John Mowery (19)
  • Russell Nelson (21)
  • Robert Winch (16)
  • Tommy Boling (20)
  • David Talsma (19)
  • .William Kindred (19)
  • Timothy O'Rourke (20)
  • Frank Landingin (19)
  • James Mazzara (21)
  • Robert Piest (15)

         also rest in peace and hope you are found:              

           Body 28. Backyard. Male aged 14-18.

  • Body 26. Crawl space. Male aged 22-30
  • .Body 13. Crawl space. Male aged 17-21.
  • Body 21. Crawl space. Male aged 15-24.
  • March 15, 1977. Body 5. Crawl space. Male aged 22-32.
  • Body 10. Crawl space. Male aged 17-21

             - Ed Gein’s victims-

            Bernice Worden   

             Mary Hogan 


        - Edmund Kemper’s victims-


         Maude Kemper               

       Edmund Emil Kemper I

      Mary Ann Pesce and Anita Luchessa (18)

      Aiko Koo (15)

     Cindy Schall (18)

     Rosalind Thorpe (23) and Allison Liu (20)

     Clarnell Strandberg and Sally Hallett

  

-    Dennis Nilsen’s victims-


   Stephen Dean Holmes (14)

   Kenneth Ockendon (19)

    Billy Sutherland (27)            

    Martyn Duffey (16)   

   Malcolm Barlow (24)    

    John Howlett       

   Archibald Graham Allan

    Steve Sinclair (20)

 Also rest in peace to the unidentified victims! Hope you are found!


      -Sandy Hook shooting victims-

        Rachel D'Avino, 29

  • Dawn Hochsprung, 47 
  • Anne Marie Murphy, 52,
  • Lauren Rousseau, 30
  • Mary Sherlach, 56
  • Victoria Leigh Soto, 27
  • Charlotte Bacon, 6
  • Daniel Barden, 7
  • Olivia Engel, 6
  • Josephine Gay, 7
  • Dylan Hockley, 6
  • Madeleine Hsu, 6
  • Catherine Hubbard, 6
  • Chase Kowalski, 7
  • Jesse Lewis, 6
  • Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
  • James Mattioli, 6
  • Grace McDonnell, 7
  • Emilie Parker, 6
  • Jack Pinto, 6
  • Noah Pozner, 6
  • Caroline Previdi, 6
  • Jessica Rekos, 6
  • Avielle Richman, 6
  • Benjamin Wheeler, 6
  • Allison Wyatt, 6


   -Chardon High School shooting victims-

     Daniel Parmertor (16)

     Russel King Jr (17)

     Demetrius Hewlin (16)

-The Manson Murders-

    Steven Parent

    Sharon Tate

   Jay Sebring

   Gary Hinman

   Abigail Folger

   Leno LaBianca

  Rosemary LaBianca

  Donald Shea

  Wojciech Frykowski        

           -Aurora Shooting victims-

  • Jonathan Blunk, age 26, 
  • Alexander J. Boik, age 18, 
  • Jesse Childress, age 29, 
  • Gordon Cowden, age 51, 
  • Jessica Ghawi (a.k.a. Jessica Redfield), age 24,
  • John Larimer, age 27, )
  • Matt McQuinn, age 27, 
  • Micayla Medek, age 23, 
  • Veronica Moser-Sullivan, age 6, 
  • Alex Sullivan, age 27,
  • Alexander C. Teves, age 24,
  • Rebecca Wingo, age 31


       -Boston Marathon Bombing victims-

      Krystle Campbell (29)

      Martin Richard  (8)

       Lu Lingzi (23)


Rest in peace to every one of them and also every murder victim!

Never forgotten, always remembered.

May your souls rest in peace!

they say millennials are bad.

“How different age groups react to being told a machine is not working properly and they need to take some different for it to work properly,” An impromptu scientific study by me, the struggling employee.

Scenario: All of the gas pumps are declining debit cards, we politely tell them to run it as credit since our computer is on the fritz. The booth computer is also down so we can’t take cash or checks right now. (But plot twist, every hour more problems pop up until eventually, the entire station dies but that’s a different story.)

Age 0-15: What are you even doing at a gas station. Go back to your womb.

Ages 16-30: “Haha, no problem. Hopefully, your computers will be working soon. Thanks for the help.”

Ages 30-55: “Okay sure. I’m late for my hair appointment and this ten-second delay is mildly annoying.”

Ages 55+: “WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’S NOT WORKING. EVER SINCE YOUVE GOT THESE NEW MACHINES THEY JUST TRY TO DESTROY EVERYTHING I LOVE.” *Starts throwing nickels at bystanders.* THIS WOULD HAVE WORKED IF THEY HADNT LET THE IRISH PEOPLE IMMIGRATE HERE BACK IN THE 1840’S. IM GOING TO LEAVE AND NEVER COME BACK HERE BECAUSE OF THE AWFUL SERVICE!“

Following a zombie outbreak, humanity has been preserved in select cities across the globe. Technology has been preserved, with cellular networks and fully functional internet. To keep humanity alive, volunteers between the ages of 16 and 30 travel out of the cities to scavenge.

Astrology Milestones

Age 12 - First Jupiter Return: The ancients celebrated puberty because the biological God and Goddess of creation had been awakened and it was a sacred time in one’s life. This was recognised with jubilance and honour. Jupiter rules hormones and cultural conditioning. In modern times we shame and denigrate the phase, remarking on hormonal changes that inconvenience society, and yet we wonder why teenagers self destruct, rebel, and turn to substance. This changing biology transforms the lower body and activates the spirit, and yet we are not prepared or nurtured for this powerful change. 

Age 14 - Jupiter opposes Saturn: The resistance to authority and conditioning is activated here, along with self consciousness and the lure into danger. This is the moment a young person can typically choose between ‘indulgence, laziness, and self pleasure’ (Jupiter) in leaving school or ‘responsibility, expectation, and conforming to authority’ (Saturn) in remaining in school or focusing on the future. The karmic lesson is revealed around this period. We face intimidating figures of authority, often threatening with ‘what until you’re in the real world’ shaking confidence even more 

Age 21 - Uranus squares natal Uranus: 21 is the age globally recognised as completed transition into adulthood. This period indicates self expression and experimentation, a time for tattoos and lilac hair and inspiration. It’s a favourable time for sparking people’s interest in astrology. Political activity, protest, and rebellion can begin around here. Cosmically, this is a time where people learn a lot about themselves and generate good self awareness, they start to feel wholly in their body, or as if fogginess has dissolved 

Age 28-30 - First Saturn Return: Everything you have built until this point is under threat. Saturn writes his first report card, and it will rely on how intimate and satisfactory you have been in facilitating Saturn’s condition in the natal chart. This is the biggest overhaul we experience on a physical/mental level, when the anchor of the chart completes transit and writes a new criteria. We are given 29 years because the reading material and substance is so profound. Harsh reality hits with shattering force. It’s time to become an adult. 

-C.

Let’s Talk About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia. It’s the big one. The scariest word in mental health. Pop culture has already done a pretty fucked-up job of showing us what schizophrenia looks like; in the movies, people with schizophrenia are violent, paranoid, scary, unpredictable, incoherent, unable to take care of themselves, and, more often than not, permanently confined to mental health institutions.

But that’s not the reality of tens of thousands of people living with schizophrenia. So what’s it really like?

- Schizophrenia has two types of symptoms; positive and negative symptoms. Most people with schizophrenia will experience a few of each. Two people with schizophrenia can experience completely different sets of symptoms; no two cases are exactly alike.

- Positive symptoms are things that are “added” to a person’s normal thoughts. The word positive does not mean that they are good; in fact, they are arguably the most damaging and frightening part of the disorder. Positive symptoms include hallucinations, delusions and disordered thoughts, which are things that neurotypical people do not experience.

- Negative symptoms are things that have been “taken away” from a person’s normal thoughts. This includes things like a lack of emotions, a lack of facial expression, poor motor control, inability to experience pleasure, loss of speech skills and lack of motivation. They struggle to do certain things that neurotypical people take for granted. 

- Schizophrenia is NOT ‘multiple personality disorder’ or ‘split personality’. People with schizophrenia have one personality and one identity. Even if they are experiencing bizarre delusions, they still know who they are.

- Hallucinations are usually auditory. In the movies, they often depict hallucinations as seeing people that aren’t there; that does happen, but it’s rare. For most people, hallucinations take the form of voices constantly saying unpleasant things.

- Schizophrenia often comes with cognitive barriers. Although there are people with schizophrenia who have high IQs and go on to obtain advanced graduate degrees, many people with schizophrenia have cognitive delays, memory problems and learning difficulties from a young age. This makes it a lot harder for them to advocate for themselves and keep up with the complicated treatments they may be receiving. 

- We don’t really know what causes schizophrenia. We know that there’s a huge genetic component involved; having a close relative with schizophrenia substantially raises your lifetime risk of developing it. But there are other risk factors involved, like an unstable early life, violence in the home, lack of proper nutrition, being the victim of bullying, childhood trauma, and hostile or overly-critical parents. 

- Schizophrenia develops suddenly, usually in adolescence or early adulthood; the average age of onset for males is 18, and 25 for women. Although it can develop in childhood, or after the age of 30, this is fairly rare. 

- People with schizophrenia are rarely violent; in fact, they are much, much more likely to be the victims of violence than the perpetrators. People with untreated schizophrenia are more likely to end up homeless, addicted to drugs or alcohol, and isolated from family, all of which mean they are easily taken advantage of in their vulnerable state. 

- Schizophrenia affects somewhere between 0.3% and 0.7% of the population, with males being more likely to be affected than females. There are estimated to be around 24 million cases globally. 

- The main treatment for schizophrenia is anti-psychotic drugs. There are no other primary courses of treatment. Getting on the correct drugs can be a long and difficult process that takes months or years. The side effects of anti-psychotic drugs can be severe and unpleasant; this, combined with the fact that 30-50% of people with schizophrenia don’t believe they are sick, can make it very difficult to get people to stay on their medication. 

- The long-term prognosis of schizophrenia is a mixed bag. Around 20% of cases are considered “high-functioning” - they adjust well to medication, resume their normal activities, and some go into remission completely. You might know someone with schizophrenia and not even realize it. On the other hand, people with schizophrenia have a life expectancy 25 years less than the general population, and experience high rates of poverty, unemployment, addiction and homelessness; around 5% commit suicide. 

Schizophrenia is an unbelievably complicated disorder; I’ve barely skimmed the surface of the basics here. You can study it for years and still not know everything there is to know about it. But the point is this: people with schizophrenia are not monsters. They are not something to fear. They are sick, just like people with diabetes, lung cancer, or pneumonia are sick, and they deserve compassion and support as they seek medical attention. 

If you have any questions about schizophrenia, or want to know some good resources to learn more about it, my asks and messages are always open. I’ll do my best to find the answer for you.