The Story of my Life.

I'm not as deceptive as I seem. I promise.

You don’t owe people the person you used to be. You don’t have to talk to people who are speaking to the old you. If they want to drag old you out, and you’ve already left that person behind, they don’t get to talk to you. When you’ve gone from weakness to strength, you don’t owe a show of your former self to someone who just can’t wrap their head around your change.

—Dig Yourself (via howitzerliterarysociety)

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Sometimes you need to be alone with your thoughts and privacy. There’s nothing wrong with unwinding and taking a break from everything and everyone.

titaniumbarbie:

"2014’s gonna be great!!1!!"

Midway through the year; Robin Williams dies, racism is alive & thriving, America is fucked as fuck, the Middle East is divided, we have lost two Malaysian airplanes, equality & justice don’t mean a thing, homosexuals & transexuals are still treated like trash, women can’t stand up for themselves because of fear and my generation still does not give a flying fuck.

Amazing.

So accurate.

The heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated. If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay?

One hundred years of delay have passed since President Lincoln freed the slaves, yet their heirs, their grandsons, are not fully free. They are not yet freed from the bonds of injustice. They are not yet freed from social and economic oppression, and this nation, for all its hopes and all its boasts, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free.

—John F. Kennedy (via thekhoolhaus)

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As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all.

—Buddha (via quotationadmiration)

Men, of course, aren’t the only ones who can be personally sexist. Certainly, some women dislike men, judge them on the basis of stereotypes, hold prejudiced attitudes toward them, objectify them sexually, consider them inferior, and even discriminate against them socially or professionally. We must keep in mind, though, that male sexism occupies a very different place in society from female sexism. The historical balance of power in patriarchal societies has allowed men as a group to subordinate women socially and sometimes legally to protect male interests and privileges. Because men dominate society, their sexism has more cultural legitimacy, is more likely to be reflected in social institutions, and has more serious consequences than women’s sexism.

David M. Newman

(“Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life” 9th Ed.)

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People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society.

—Jason Read (via dasfest)

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