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Different.inc on We Heart It.

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Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Jim Morrison  (via steepyoursoul)

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themysticmama:

humansofnewyork:

"She taught me how to dance. We actually met at a graduation party. I was the only one not on the dance floor, and her friend bet her that she couldn’t get me to dance. I’d already said ‘no’ to ten girls, but she talked me into it. We were together 55 years. She died eight years ago, but I still dance every day."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

If this doesn’t make you feel anything then you’re dead inside.

themysticmama:

humansofnewyork:

"She taught me how to dance. We actually met at a graduation party. I was the only one not on the dance floor, and her friend bet her that she couldn’t get me to dance. I’d already said ‘no’ to ten girls, but she talked me into it. We were together 55 years. She died eight years ago, but I still dance every day."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

If this doesn’t make you feel anything then you’re dead inside.

In a relationship, you need somebody who’s going to call you out, not somebody who’s going to let everything slide. You need somebody who doesn’t want to live without you, but can. Not somebody that is dependent, but somebody who is stronger with you. A relationship is two people, not one.

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This.

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this is for real, very important stuff right here

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ozonebabys-temple:

ozonebabys-temple:
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” ~Carl Sagan
source of image:http://www.lightandmatter.org/2012/general-photography-articles/the-moon-in-landscape-photography/

ozonebabys-temple:

ozonebabys-temple:

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” ~Carl Sagan

source of image:http://www.lightandmatter.org/2012/general-photography-articles/the-moon-in-landscape-photography/

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blondebarbells:

Real talk- the ‘95 BBC version of P&P is SO MUCH BETTER than the 2005 one.
I love the 2005 version, and it’s stylized, pretty, polished… but the 95 version is just so much more realistic and vivid and wonderful.

blondebarbells:

Real talk- the ‘95 BBC version of P&P is SO MUCH BETTER than the 2005 one.

I love the 2005 version, and it’s stylized, pretty, polished… but the 95 version is just so much more realistic and vivid and wonderful.

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humansofnewyork:

"I think all the pressure that I put on myself has been paralyzing. When I graduated from high school, a lot of people wrote in my yearbook: ‘You’re going to do great things,’ or ‘I know you’re going to make it big.’ I realized recently that with all the time I spent trying to figure out what my ‘big thing’ was going to be, I passed over a lot of small things that could have really added up. The moment I became content with taking small steps, I started moving forward again."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"I think all the pressure that I put on myself has been paralyzing. When I graduated from high school, a lot of people wrote in my yearbook: ‘You’re going to do great things,’ or ‘I know you’re going to make it big.’ I realized recently that with all the time I spent trying to figure out what my ‘big thing’ was going to be, I passed over a lot of small things that could have really added up. The moment I became content with taking small steps, I started moving forward again."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via kushandwizdom)

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Anonymous said: what to do when your life lacks excitement?

pigmenting:

plan a trip to the very last detail. obsess over a new tv show. plan/cook a dessert/meal. make plans with an old friend. make plans with a brand new friend. dance/sing in an empty apartment. read a really great book. buy concert tickets. try some new trendy exercise class. go for walks in places you aren’t very familiar with. go christmas shopping. write letters and send packages to friends/family far away (they will usually send one back!!). invest in really great tea or hot chocolate. do stereotypical seasonal things (leave jumping, snow fort building, puddle splashing, sun bathing). find and buy something that fits you really, really well. wear it. invest in great lipstick. keep yourself busy. plan elaborate movie nights. have sleepovers. take the bus. learn new things. join clubs. take a road trip. make really great playlists and share them with people. volunteer. plan your future (not in a scary way but in a way that gives you an idea of where you’re going and the opportunities you can take advantage of). look into exchange programs. do 30 day exercise/writing/habit/personal challenges. make plans to get up early and watch the sun rise with a really great breakfast. make plans to watch the sunset or watch meteors. redecorate your room/house. let go of things that are dragging you down (people, memories, possessions) and make room for new things. listen to really great instrumental music at four a.m., watch really great ted talks at four a.m., have really great conversations at four a.m. (basically four a.m. is the best time to absorb anything), wear mittens, play with a dog, pack yourself snacks/lunches, go on dates, kiss people, have someone teach you guitar, sing in cars really loudly, act like a tourist and do all the touristy things where you live, splurge and buy the haagen dazs, make bucket lists, do kid things (make forts, play hide and seek, etc.), go swimming, identify the one thing you want most and realize that you can make that happen, make it happen, plan surprise birthday parties, make something for someone for no reason other than you care about them, start putting spare change in a jar. save up for something you never thought you could afford. push yourself to do things very different from your work/school schedule. learn more about celebrities or people you know that you admire, make decisions and commit to them 100%, make real plans to meet someone you know online, give yourself spa days, go to lectures your college puts on, go to sporting events.

that version of yourself that you have in your head? that ideal you? the one that is really passionate about certain things, confident, healthy, artistic, energetic or whatever adjectives you want to be described as? make that person a reality. do the things that make you the most you.

Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

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