it's not very good but i am learning

Hey guys! I created another collection of quotes from the psychologists. You know the drill! I hope you enjoy these inspirational quotes and find them inspiring too!

Carl Rogers

  • “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
  • “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.”
  • “The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.”
  • “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”

Erik Erikson

  • “The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.”
  • “We are what we love.”
  • “I am what survives of me.”
  • “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.”
  • “In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.”
  • “The way you ‘take history’ is also a way of 'making history.'”

William James

  • “The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”
  • “This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.”
  • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
  • “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.”
  • “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”
  • “To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.”
  • “Truth is what works.”
  • “We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.”
  • “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
  • “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”
  • “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”
  • “If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.”
  • “There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true self.”
  • “If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.”
  • “Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.”
  • “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
  • “Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.”
  • “Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
  • “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
  • “Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”
  • “We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.”
  • “The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

Albert Ellis

  • “There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.”
  • “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”
  • “I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.”
  • “The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.”
  • “Love is really the only thing we can possess, keep with us, and take with us.”
  • “The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.”
  • “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.”
  • “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
  • “People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
  • “Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.”

Erich Fromm

  • “There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.”
  • “The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.”
  • “There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.”
  • “If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?”
  • “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
  • “Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.”

Alfred Adler

  • “Man knows much more than he understands.”
  • “It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”
  • “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”
  • “The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.”

Sigmund Freud

  • “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

Albert Bandura

  • “In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.”

Abraham Maslow

  • “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”
  • “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
  • “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
  • “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”
  • “What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.”
  • “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.”

Karen Horney

  • “Thou shalt free thyself from convention, from everyday morality.”
  • “Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.”

B. F. Skinner

  • “When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.”
  • “I did not direct my life. I didn’t design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That’s what life is.”
  • “The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.”
  • “A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”

Carl Jung

  • “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
  • “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
  • “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”
  • “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”
  • “There is no coming to consciousness without pain.”
  • “The word 'happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
  • “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”
  • “We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.”
  • “It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”
  • “Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.”
  • “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.”
  • “The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”
  • “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.”
  • “Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.”
  • “We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”
  • “Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
  • “The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.”
  • “Man is not a machine that can be remodeled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind.”

Its already your 23th birthday. Time passes so fast, isn’t it? Oh well, where should I even star?
I feel like we dont deserve you, we amrys and I. Everything about you is just too much. You are too kind, too soft, genuine, hardworking, talented, beautiful…Just too good for this world :’-) You are the person I look ap to. Someone who followed his dreams no matter what would other people say or think. Someone who worked his ass out to be where he is now and prove everyone who didn’t believe in him wrong. I am proud. You made me want to become a better person, I am so greatful to you. I actually learned so much about life, love, care and friendship from you. And I am not even kidding! I am still very young and its really important for me to have my idol. I am happy coz my idol is you and none else.
I love everything about you, your personality, rapping, dancing, singing, your voice, you laugh, your smile, those cute little dimples and that cute shape of your mouth when you are in a bad mood…ughh the list could go on and on…
I want you to be happy in life, really happy, healthy, to find someone who will be your other half. I want all your dreams to become true. I honsetly want you to have all happiness from this world coz you truly deserve it.
Thank you once again, for all your hardwork, music, amazing performances, for taking care of other mambers and for always being a mood maker.
You are really our golden hyung❤
We all love you Hoseok! Be happy! Happy birthday! 사랑해~!💗
. this turned out to be a long ass message. I am not even sure if people would read this. I just needed to say it and get it out of my chest. I could write so much more but it would never end then lol😂

10 Impressions after 3 weeks of my Introduction to Linguistics Course

1) I fucking love neurolinguistics - its so interesting.

2) Linguistics is really cool.

3) Like really cool.

4) Linguistic Relativity is very interesting and apparently something I’m good at understanding.

5) I am very conflicted about the idea of Universal Grammar.

6) Nim Chimpsky.

7) I am persuaded to believe that Genie couldn’t learn grammar partly due to her abuse, not simply because she missed the critical period.

8) Muthafuckin Nicaraguan Sign Language is a bamf.

9) fuck prescriptivism.

10) this is definitely the major for me.

anonymous asked:

saw ur post about lgbt history and i just wanted to add that one of the other problems with queer history in our modern context is that its heavily americanized and westernized so as a senegalese lesbian i feel 0 connection to the general queer history because it features none of my history and has zero mentions of the struggles my elders faced yet somehow i am supposed to learn about it and identify with ? its just that to nonwestern lgbt ppl queer history as YOU know it is foreign to us

this is also a very good point! the history that many elders want us to learn is very narrow in terms of actual lgbt history. it’s just a snippet. and not that the snippet isn’t important, it’s just not end-all-be-all like they try to make us think. jesus, i hope in 10-15 years i’m not pressuring lgbt teens to believe things they don’t want to. the point of this community is diversity. 

there’s only seven days left until the end of Homestuck. Homestuck is ending. let that sink in for a moment. not just the words, or the thought, but the meaning of it. Homestuck, the comic that brought so many of us together. Homestuck, the literary work that has surpassed popularity achieved by hailed and respected authors. Homestuck, the largest fanbase on the Internet for the longest time. Homestuck, the comic that brought laughter in my heart and tears in my eyes. Homestuck, the comic that helped me pull myself out of a very dark time in my life to the person who I am now. Homestuck, the comic that everyone remembers fondly but with the fanbase they sometimes don’t. Homestuck, which taught me and so many others life skills that we might never have learned besides. Homestuck, a legend. for the last seven days, I want it all back. the good parts, the bad parts, all of it. restore it to its former glory, I want to see it one last time. the cosplays. the roleplays. the voice acting. the shipping. the theories. the headcanons. the music videos. lyricstuck. AU’s. mambostuck. you can’t fight the Homestuck. octopimp. buckets. Faygo. meetups. the inside jokes, from hussielips to horses to apple juice to “FUCKASS” and to Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff.

not all of you love it now as you did then, but if anything, bring it back only for a moment. think to yourself about the best times. we only have seven days to say goodbye for good. goodbye to John Egbert, heir of breath with a fear of harlequins and a love for terrible movies. goodbye to Rose LaLonde, seer of light, with her loves of knitting, Lovecraft, and wizards. goodbye to Dave Strider, knight of time with a love of irony and the worst raps you’ve ever heard. goodbye to Jade Harley, witch of space and one of the most wholesome, lovable characters I have ever met, with her love of science and squiddles, but denies she is a furry. goodbye to everyone, whom I have loved and cherished for so long.

we only have seven days. make the most of it.

I have been learning Ancient Greek very very sporadically for about 4 months (i.e. spending like an evening every few weeks doing some textbook exercises and making really dumb mistakes) and today I just had that first moment of looking at an actual text and understanding an ENTIRE LINE. OK, the line is a whopping 5 words in length. And one of the words means ‘or’. BUT STILL.


(Also I did that thing afterwards where I looked at how I would translate the line and compared it to an actual translation, and whoa, I am not cut out for translation. The beautiful and poetic translation in my book that actually makes sense is ‘a judge, you mean, or just an avenger?’ and I have written it as ‘someone to judge or someone to avenge, which of the two do you mean?’. So much of translation is in knowing how to make a translation really flow and make the transition from original to translated language smooth, keeping the feel of the original sentence in the new language. I cannot do that. YET.)

So my friend trashcanstiel is very good at making her friends feel 100% inadequate in terms of quality birthday gifts, and she did it again (to no surprise)… Not only did she give me the cutest ukulele ever, she also had my favourite person aka amandapalmer sign it, which is pretty gosh darn sweet.
My birthday isn’t until September but shhh…

Learn about your neighbors

*clip clop* *clip clop*

“Why am I leaving my house again?”

*clip clop*

“It hasn’t even been a month since the last time.”

*clip clop*

“I knew my agent could be pushy but this is a bit much.”

*clip clop clip*

“I mean really hiding my quills and just giving me a letter to bring to some place I’ve never been is just rude.”


“Even if he does think its for my own good I am a responsible mature stallion and can make my own decisions thank you very much.”

*clip clop clip clop deeper sigh*

“I guess I still owe him one though so I guess I can try this.”

*resigned horse noises*

It said something about the average day in this city when most residents could easily brush off a scruffy scrawny chestnut colored unicorn looking like the average college student that just pulled three allnighters to BS their way through a thesis paper at the last moment. With his long charcoal mane in a permanent state of bed-head, his half open, glazed, and heavily bagged emerald eyes staring forward in a perfect homage to any good zompony story, a dusty carmine scarf with tattered black duster to keep him warm while he shambles about, and finally his constant muttering on how he wants to stay in his house and how he has no idea how to deal with this crazy situation that moron got him into this time, the esteemed horror writer/cursebreaker Blackquill makes his way down the street, oblivious to how strange his actions are, to a small cafe where his agent had made reservations for him to meet with his peers.

Finally arriving at his destination Blackquill presents the letter to the staff and is led to a table to await his companion while enjoying his complementary drink and pastry courtesy of his agent.