pity-reblog

I’m not trying to be self-pitying right now, but unless you’ve been through it you really don’t understand what it feels like to be academically successful and praised for your intelligence your entire life and then suddenly start slipping, because you’re physically or mentally unwell, because a subject is finally beyond your comprehension, or because you’re just plain overwhelmed. Or maybe a combination of all four, who knows. There are so many (wonderful) narratives in human culture about subverting low expectations and proving everyone wrong. But when people expect the world of you and you prove them wrong, and you prove yourself wrong, it just makes everything you’ve worked for and everything you value about yourself seem pointless. It’s a form of pain that I’m sure can’t be too uncommon, but it isn’t talked about much, so when it does happen to you it feels like you are all alone and solely responsible for your failures. All in all, I wish people could praise students, children, for their accomplishments and abilities without sending them down a tightrope of constant self-imposed academic pressure and insecurity.

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top 50 otps of all time ☆ #42. Ryan Atwood & Marissa Cooper

“I’m sorry for all the craziness.” “I wouldn’t have done it any differently.” 

Help me out for a sec?

Hey guys! So I have this school project that requires me to gather data around the topic of gender and it’d be great if you could spare some time to take the survey my group made! It’ll take like 2 minutes and all your answers are anonymous so we ask that you please be as honest as possible regardless of what your answer is. Thank you so much in advance!

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Say, Can I Tempt You? - by define_serenity

 (Seblaine Cruel Intentions AU)

Hunter makes a bet with Sebastian, his stepbrother, that he won’t be able to take Blaine’s virginity. If he loses, Hunter gets the Jaguar, if he wins, Sebastian gets Hunter.

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All of us have a secret. One of us is a hero. One of us is a fraud. One of us is a junkie. One of us is a cop. One of us is a saint. One of us is a sinner. One of us is a martyr. One of us is a murderer. All of us are guilty. All of us are L O S T. 

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list of favorites [32/50 female characters]: Lyla Garrity

“Thank you Lord for this food that we are about to receive and for your wisdom, Lord. I pray that you will guide me and everyone at this table to respect you and make good choices. For example, do not take advantage of the vulnerability of a recently separated but not yet divorced woman. And in turn, to give others at the table the strength to remember that a mother of three should not be wearing skinny jeans. Amen.”