it-has-wisdom

when you’re hard on yourself:
‣ “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. try approving of yourself and see what happens.”- Louise Ha
‣ wisdom words from chris evans
feeling like you’re incompetent?
important things to remember
let loose a little bit :)
‣ punishing yourself for a bad grade?
‣ dealing with failure
‣ comparing yourself too much?
‣ “stop telling yourself that the grass is greener on the other side, because it’s not. It is greener where you water it. so take control of your life and start watering your own pastures and grow your own greener grasses.”

when fear is overwhelming:
this comic
‣ wanting to start over?
‣ begin again, you can
some art motivation

when you feel like drowning in your tears:
10 Things You Can do When You’re Feeling Down
adorable animal comics
‣ “storms make trees take deeper roots”

others:
illustrated pep talks

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Common wisdom has it that Tumblr is filled mostly with people in their  teens and early twenties. I keep seeing people talk about being “older than the average” Tumblr user and naturally, that makes me curious to know, well, how old is the average Tumblr user, really? Fortunately, other people are interested in this, too, and have already done some surveys. This data comes from Google Doubleclick Ad Planner data that has been available to advertisers. It is from 2012, but it probably hasn’t changed significantly since then. This data came from the United States only, and the demographics may vary somewhat in other countries. 

Tumblr skews toward the younger end of the social media world, but the average age of Tumblr users is actually 34.6 years old. This is only a little bit younger than the average age for social media users as a whole (36.9). The youngest Tumblr users (0-24) are about 30% of total, while the next two groups (25-44) look like added together they’re a bit over 40%. Another website breaks down the same Ad Planner age data a bit differently and shows that people over 35 are 47% of Tumblr users. (13-17=8%; 18-34=45%). Compared to Facebook, where 66% of users are over 35, Tumblr definitely has a younger set of users. The average age, however, is still around going to be around 34 years old. No matter how you slice it,Tumblr is younger than most other social media sites, but not as young as you might think it is.

In terms of gender, the surveys only gathered data on male and female.Tumblr has 62% women, a fairly higher amount of women than Facebook (57%). but not nearly as much as Pinterest or Blogger.

So, while it’s fair to say that Tumblr is a more “youthful” site than most other social media sites, the idea that the “average” Tumblr user is in the youngest age group is incorrect.

I’m extremely curious about all this and this is my first inquiry into the topic. I haven’t even looked into the academic literature yet. So this is sort of a first look. I’ll definitely post about it when I find a properly designed, peer reviewed and published survey on the matter.

Source of graphs and information 

Additional information

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My son, the day you were born, the very forests of Lordaeron whispered the name Arthas.

My child, I watched with pride as you grew into a weapon of righteousness.

Remember, our line has always ruled with wisdom and strength. And I know you will show restraint when exercising your great power.

But the truest victory, my son, is stirring the hearts of your people. I tell you this, for when my days have come to an end, you shall be King.

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Bo has some words of wisdom for those looking to make it in Hollywood: don’t even bother. x 

“There’s gonna be little children singing later and they have the light of God in their eyes and they should be happy, but once you have a debit card, give up.”

An open letter to the football fandom,

I have somethings I want to tell you all, somethings you might not exactly want to hear but I think someone has got to say it. If you haven’t noticed an influx of problems/arguments amongst others then I would like to tell you that it is happening. Sad, but true. But maybe we could all work together to fix this mess. Just hear me out? Here goes:

It’s okay to support multiple teams.

It’s okay to be a fan of a player but not the club they play for.

It’s okay to disagree with other people when it comes to your team.

It’s okay to be upset when your team loses.

It’s okay to be joyful when they do well.

It’s okay to not agree with people on any given subject.

It’s okay to express yourself and your ties with a club in any way you see fit.

It’s okay to be different than other people.

It’s okay to be yourself.

What’s not okay is judging other people because they don’t share your point of view. It’s not okay to bash anyone for the things listed above.

The people who go to every home match and travel for every away game are no better than the people who wake up early or stay up late to watch their team on their television screens, and vise versa.

Whether you live five minutes from the stadium or five thousand miles away from it that does not define your devotion to your club. We are all fans, we all may disagree on somethings but we have one thing we can all agree on.

We love football.

We all show support in different ways, for different clubs, different leagues, and different players, but at heart we are all the same.

We love football.

That sole thing unites us, don’t let anything else divide that.

So please, you guys, stop all the hate. Let’s show each other support and lift one another up instead of constantly tearing each other down. If you have something to say there is a way to do it in a respectful manner.

I love this fandom but guys, this has got to stop. We’re better than that, let’s act like it. Let’s end this onslaught of hate. It’s not doing anybody any favors.

Edit: I forgot to add this but a lovely person pointed this one out as well: How long you have supported a team does NOT matter. Supporting a team since childhood does not make you any more of a fan than the people who just started watching it this year. We are all equal.
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The Breakfast Club turned 31 years old today. This classic 80s movie has so much wisdom to share. 

Screws do fall out. The world is an imperfect place.

And when you grow up, your heart can die (if you let it – a surefire way to prevent that is to read more YA fiction).

The characters discuss experiences of neglect and abuse, and talk openly about slut shaming. 

Most of all, it showed that people are more than what they seem. 

So, to celebrate this movie we wanted to share some booklists for characters that are more than they seem. 

Andy is an athlete in detention for an extreme act of bullying (he duct taped someone in a very uncomfortable place). So, he might benefit from the perspective found in Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen, which a stark look at the realities of locker room bullying. As a wrestler, he might enjoy the graphic novel,  Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life by Michael Krugman. And he might find himself surprised by how much he relates to the main character in The Sweetheart by Angelina Mirabella, a coming-of-age novel about a girl who is recruited to be a professional wrestler.

The Universe vs. Alex Woods by Gavin Extence would be perfect for Brian – it’s about an extraordinarily smart boy who’s been bullied, but knows he is destined for greatness. As a member of the physics (and math, and chess) clubs, he might enjoy What is Relativity? by Jeffrey Bennett, which explains Einstein’s greatest ideas. And as a bit of a nerd, the text-based role-playing game that drives the plot of Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle would probably appeal to him.

Allison is not even supposed to be in detention. Everyone has deemed her an outcast, but she’s really quite insightful and observant about people. She might like the new YA novel Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles, a day in the life of the complex social hierarchy in a suburban high school. But she might also like the literary short story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell, because Allison can’t be put in a box and like the young narrators of this collection, is articulate despite her upbringing . As someone on the fringe, struggling with her identity, she might relate to the struggling rock journalist teenager in How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran.

I Will Save You by Matt de la Pena is about a boy living in a group home wondering if he could ever be with the beautiful, popular girl who seems perfect – which Bender might relate to. He also might like Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn – a book about a boy with a terrible father and a terrible secret. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman is a suspenseful novel about the sacrifices we make for the people we love.

Claire, the popular princess, might related to the trials of Astrid, the anti-hero of Firecracker by David Iverson, who despite being the daughter of a billionaire, is forced to go to public school. Like Claire, Astrid uses her privilege as a defense against dealing with her emotional baggage. Claire should also appreciate the lessons learned by the popular girls in Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Although she’s falling for a bad boy, she might enjoy reading about the perfect boy falling for a troubled girl in Dare You To by Katie McGarry, because surely Claire is a romantic at heart.

How Can Sacred Geometry Help You?

In times gone by, humans were more in tune with the environment they lived in. Today, we have little connection to nature and the planet. The ancient wisdom that was often passed down through story- telling and tradition seems to have been forgotten or lost.

The understanding of the importance of different geometric shapes and patterns found everywhere in nature seems to be amongst the wisdom that has been thrown away. With all the changes that are happening on earth at the moment, some of this information is being revived. Here is some information about how the ancient science of Sacred Geometry can have a positive influence on your life.

The earliest cultures including the Christians, Hindus, Greeks and Egyptians recognized that there were different patterns or geometric shapes that repeated throughout nature. They also worked out that there was a correlation or connection between the various elements found in the earth and the heavens. These connections or common patterns, known as Sacred Geometry, were mirrored- the same patterns appeared on the earth and the in sky -and were believed by these ancient cultures to exist in all parts of the universe.

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No matter how many times you improve your self, some will always consider who you once were a better version. Learn to ignore those kind of people. They’re the ones that keep dead flowers and never leave any room for new flowers to grow.
—  Do not stay with people who cannot accept season changes.