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the worst type of panic attack is the one that starts with an “off feeling” and continues growing for hours, if not days, giving you no breaks, no pauses. a silent scream inside your head that keeps getting louder without stopping to breathe in even once. your body twisting and shaking, nails digging into the skin in a laughable attempt to scrape out the insects crawling underneath. knowing very well that your brain has made the insects up, but cutting yourself open anyway. it lasts, and lasts, and as it grows, it makes you kick and scream, and suffocates you with a rope woven from twitches, trembles and intrusive thoughts. it’s chronic pain, it doesn’t go away; you’re bleeding already but there is so much more for it to take from you… you lose your consciousness from exhaustion but seconds later you wake up into the same torture chamber made out of your own flesh. no closure. no sleep. no numbness. no blackout. it lasts. it lasts. it lasts - until your heart gives up at last.

Hey guys! I made another quotes masterpost for more scientists! There were a lot I left out on the first masterpost so I compiled them all and put them here for your enjoyment! I hope you find them inspirational like I have.

Alan Turing

  • ”We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

W. Edwards Deming

  • “I am forever learning and changing.”
  • “Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.”
  • “It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.”
  • “All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.”
  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”

Orlando Aloysius Battista

  • “An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”

William Osler

  • “We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.”
  • “The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.”
  • “To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.”
  • “The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.”
  • “Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.”

James D. Watson

  • “Our goal should be to understand our differences.”

E. O. Wilson

  • “Change will come slowly, across generations, because old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.”
  • “There is no better high than discovery.”
  • “You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”

Ashley Montagu

  • “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”

Hans Selye

  • “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”
  • “If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions.”

Margaret Mead

  • “I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.”
  • “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”
  • “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”
  • “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
  • “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

Isaac Asimov

  • “I don’t expect to live forever, but I do intend to hang on as long as possible.”
  • “The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.”
  • “Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.”
  • “And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.”
  • “No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”
  • “Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.”
  • “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.”

Paracelsus

  • “Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.”
  • “Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.”

Alexander Fleming

  • “One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.”

Benjamin Spock

  • “Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.”
  • “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.”

Alfred Nobel

  • “Contentment is the only real wealth.”
  • “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.”

Thomas Huxley

  • “Learn what is true in order to do what is right.”
  • “Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”
  • “The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses.”
  • “There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.”
  • “It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.”
  • “The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.”
  • “Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.”
  • “Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one’s own way at all hazards.”
  • “The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.”
  • “The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.”

isn’t it funny how the biggest “argument” against gay romance options in games is straight males being scared shitless of accidentally dating a guy, but when all the gay players are literally FORCED into straight relationships “for the sake of the storyline” in 96% of the titles, we are not allowed to complain because “not everything has to revolve around us”?

i dont know why, but i can accomplish so much more when even a single person acknowledges the pain i am in? just hearing “i know how hard it is for you to even get out of bed, and i am proud of you” is one of the most comforting and outright inspiring things i have ever experienced. even though i am forever bitter about even the simplest tasks being so stressful and energy-depleting to me, just the fact that someone actually acknowledges my effort is what makes me carry on. it makes me feel like trying hard is worth it, no matter how painful it is. thank you.

why activism is scary

my problem with a large chunk of modern activism is that, more often than not, it is the only source of a person’s sense of self. young, vulnerable people, searching for a purpose and striving to define themselves, come into these social circles where everything is pre-defined and clear as a day. it suddenly feels like you are a part of something, like you are understood and accepted, and that you have found a purpose in life - “actively making the world a better place”. but the thing is, most young people never have a chance to develop a personality of their own; instead, they are presented with pre-made identities, and suddenly, their “searching for self” is transformed into a lifelong battle of protecting said (forced upon) identities.

no matter how open-minded your group’s views seem to you - they are still a /dogma/ imposed onto you upon joining, and are mostly internalized with little to no critical thinking. those views, ideals, standards are never up for a debate - and just like that, they turn into controlling and constricting stereotypes of an “ideal member of x community”. what felt like a safe place at the first glance becomes a constant source of anxiety and fear of rejection, in case of any minor disagreement with the “dogma”, further suppressing individualism and basically bullying people into submission, thus creating not a group of accepting individuals, but one mass identity with a sole purpose of making a political statement.

it’s really fucking scary, watching how gullible teenagers who just want to “be good people” allow external, one-dimensional things like political orientation to become their one and only source of (illusory) individuality and self-worth. it’s disturbing, watching them turn into 20+ and 30+ year olds who defend their set in stone views, foaming at the mouth - because it is all they have got, and dare they question those views, their entire self is bound to disintegrate and crumble. such tendency leaves no room for tolerance and critical thinking. it is anything but progressive and liberating.

don’t allow your existence to be nothing more but a political statement. let your needs coupled with basic human decency be the source of your political views - not political ideologies the source of your individuality.