Do something everyday that scares you.

"Everyone has a 2am and a 2pm personality. I’m more interested in the monster you become at 2am rather than the human being you pretend to be at 2pm."

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I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, Kiss me harder, and You’re a good person, and, You brighten my day. I live my life as straight-forward as possible.
Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.

And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

We never know when the bus is coming.

"

- Lewis, Rachel C.. Tell The People You Love That You Love Them. (via wordsnquotes)

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A Woman Wore A Hidden Camera To Show How Many Times In A Day She Gets Harassed. Argh.

namlay:

Recently, a good girlfriend of mine and I went out with a couple guys- both of whom I did not know, but they were friends of a friend and we thought it would be nice to meet up with them while we happened to all coincidentally be in Copenhagen.  While initially introducing ourselves, my major got brought up, and then my honors thesis’ focus on femininity.  Immediately, one of the guys pretended to yawn. “Oh, sorry I heard the word feminist and that was my immediate reaction.”  When I told him that a) that wasn’t the word I said in the first place, and b) I in fact was a feminist, he spent the rest of the night confronting me about my beliefs. “So if you’re a feminist you must hate men.” “So if you’re a feminist you must go crazy when I open the door for you.” “So if you’re a feminist you must think [insert 20 different assumptions].”  When I told him I didn’t want to talk about feminism that night, he was suddenly offended and I was too sensitive.  He just wanted to know what I thought.  He told me that he simply didn’t see a social need for feminism in our society today.  And it really didn’t matter what I said to his endless onslaught of questions because he really wasn’t listening.  That entire night deeply bothered me and continues to bother me.  Because what I wanted to tell him was that nearly all of my close friends have been harassed or groped before, multiple times, while they’ve been out.  That I have dealt with every single one of those things and that even in a city as safe as Copenhagen, I am afraid to walk alone at night.  That the amount of times I have been catcalled while travelling through Europe this summer is so high that I have completely lost count.  But I knew that if I said these things, if I brought that up, then suddenly I would have taken the conversation too seriously, and I would again be the overly sensitive female who had the audacity to have an opinion.  I get anxiety sometimes when I go out now. I still have no idea what to say in response when men say the things they do when I’m out at night trying to have a good time or when they refuse to respect my personal space.  It is not acceptable to touch my waist or the small of my back if we’re at a bar because you’re just trying to get past me.  Being drunk is not an excuse for getting so close to my face that I can smell your breath.  I hate, I HATE, that when I bring things like this up, I’m “no fun” or I “don’t know how to take a joke” or I’m “too sensitive, calm down”.  I hate that something that makes me feel so deeply uncomfortable and unhappy is delegitimized like this, by a friend of a friend who represents a far from atypical portion of the male population.  Fuck you, friend of a friend.  I know you will never see this post and I don’t think in a million years you will ever understand where I am coming from.  But I’ve included a video that just begins to explain my side of the story.  This is why I need feminism.

Source: namlay

A Woman Wore A Hidden Camera To Show How Many Times In A Day She Gets Harassed. Argh.

namlay:

Recently, a good girlfriend of mine and I went out with a couple guys- both of whom I did not know, but they were friends of a friend and we thought it would be nice to meet up with them while we happened to all coincidentally be in Copenhagen.  While initially introducing ourselves, my major got brought up, and then my honors thesis’ focus on femininity.  Immediately, one of the guys pretended to yawn. “Oh, sorry I heard the word feminist and that was my immediate reaction.”  When I told him that a) that wasn’t the word I said in the first place, and b) I in fact was a feminist, he spent the rest of the night confronting me about my beliefs. “So if you’re a feminist you must hate men.” “So if you’re a feminist you must go crazy when I open the door for you.” “So if you’re a feminist you must think [insert 20 different assumptions].”  When I told him I didn’t want to talk about feminism that night, he was suddenly offended and I was too sensitive.  He just wanted to know what I thought.  He told me that he simply didn’t see a social need for feminism in our society today.  And it really didn’t matter what I said to his endless onslaught of questions because he really wasn’t listening.  That entire night deeply bothered me and continues to bother me.  Because what I wanted to tell him was that nearly all of my close friends have been harassed or groped before, multiple times, while they’ve been out.  That I have dealt with every single one of those things and that even in a city as safe as Copenhagen, I am afraid to walk alone at night.  That the amount of times I have been catcalled while travelling through Europe this summer is so high that I have completely lost count.  But I knew that if I said these things, if I brought that up, then suddenly I would have taken the conversation too seriously, and I would again be the overly sensitive female who had the audacity to have an opinion.  I get anxiety sometimes when I go out now. I still have no idea what to say in response when men say the things they do when I’m out at night trying to have a good time or when they refuse to respect my personal space.  It is not acceptable to touch my waist or the small of my back if we’re at a bar because you’re just trying to get past me.  Being drunk is not an excuse for getting so close to my face that I can smell your breath.  I hate, I HATE, that when I bring things like this up, I’m “no fun” or I “don’t know how to take a joke” or I’m “too sensitive, calm down”.  I hate that something that makes me feel so deeply uncomfortable and unhappy is delegitimized like this, by a friend of a friend who represents a far from atypical portion of the male population.  Fuck you, friend of a friend.  I know you will never see this post and I don’t think in a million years you will ever understand where I am coming from.  But I’ve included a video that just begins to explain my side of the story.  This is why I need feminism.

Source: namlay

  • Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
  • Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
  • Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
  • Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
  • Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
  • Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
  • Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
  • Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
  • Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
  • Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
  • Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
  • Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
  • Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
  • Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
  • Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
  • Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
  • Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
  • Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
  • Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
  • Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
  • Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.
Source: thoughtcatalog.com

"Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something."

- unknown   (via sad-empty)

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"Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life."

- Robin Sharma  (via thatkindofwoman)  (via kenesa)

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"Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call. Go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign because it might never come. Don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really."

- Harvey Milk (via andyfuckingdwyer)

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"Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you, because one day you might wake up and realize, you lost the moon while counting the stars."

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"the thing you are most
afraid to write.
write that."

- Nayyirah Waheed (via makelvenotwar)

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"When I love you,
I really fucking love you.
There are no in betweens.
I don’t know what grey is.
My love is black and white."

- My love is true (via makelvenotwar)

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"Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult."

- Unknown (via makelvenotwar)

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