1. You don’t actually want a Tiffany’s bracelet for your birthday, nor do you want the blood of innocent men sitting pretty on your ring finger as some twisted symbol of eternity; you don’t value precious metals, you just want to show it off to the captain of the cheer squad. It’s not sentimental if a million other people have it; it doesn’t mean ‘I love you’ if it hurt someone before it travelled to your finger.

2. That promotion doesn’t mean shit to you. The extra 10k might do, and that’s okay - be honest with yourself about what you want & you might start treading an easier path to get there.

3. Everyone is someone else’s prom queen; the one who projects the perfect life, perfect hair, perfect family and perfect job; YOU are someone’s prom queen, and they’re never going to tell you that just like you won’t tell yours how jealous you are when you have no time to get ready in the morning and she’s already sitting in the office smiling. Or whatever it is that she does better than you. You only see your prom queen for a fraction of her life, she’s got shit going on just like you do. Nobody wins the crown without a few tears, and most don’t even get to walk home and put it on their nightstand.

4. It’s actually okay to be late. They will forgive you. “I was halfway through a chapter” is a perfectly reasonable excuse.

5. If your car gets you from point A to point B, it’s a good car. If it can play your favourite music, it’s a great car. Appreciate your great car.

6. The world isn’t going to stop turning if you run out of money tomorrow. Shit’s going to suck, and you’re going to have to sell your favourite dress or your time or your vintage records or your dignity to go and flip burgers, but at the end of the day it’s probably going to be okay. If you do run out of money, worry about keeping a roof above your head; worry about putting food in the mouths of your dependents; don’t worry about your fucking pride - there will always be someone willing to help, even if they can’t help much.

7. Your language matters. No-one needs a sob story, but you have no idea what kind of day that ‘faggot’, that ‘n*gga’, that ‘bitch’ that ‘whore’ is having today. Do you have shitty days? Then they do too. Shut the fuck up for a change, stop thinking about your own agenda, stop assuming that words are yours for the taking, and if I ever hear you tell someone that sticks and stones bullshit, turn those false weapons onto yourself.

8. You really, really don’t want a Tiffany’s bracelet, trust me. You also don’t need a house in the nicest neighbourhood; you need to be safe and comfortable, and you don’t need to be the Upper Side of Anywhere to achieve that.

9. You’re never going to win the lottery.

10. Nobody lays on their deathbed and wishes they’d gone to work more; it’s your loved ones that’ll flash before your eyes in your final moments, so take a second to think about what they mean to you. You’re never going to look back on missed deadlines with regret - what’ll get you is the romantic weekend you said no to, so you could get ahead with some paperwork you won’t even remember by the time it all matters. Drop it all and kiss your family.

Ten Things You Would Do Well To Realise, Daisy Lola (via spearmintblonde)

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zanetheaiden:

zanetheaiden:

date a boy with nice cheek bones

date a boy who has a good taste in clothes

date a boy with a great laugh

date a boy who’s hoodie you can borrow

date a boy with fantastic collarbones

date a boy who smiles constantly

date a boy with arms like damn

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1-indsey:


The only known video footage of Anne Frank

I can’t think of any reason why someone would not reblog this. 
If this isn’t interesting/sad to you, then I don’t know what you like in life.

Can’t we hit 1,000,000 notes? This is such a rare shot, everyone should see it.

recordsandcigarettes:

1-indsey:

The only known video footage of Anne Frank

I can’t think of any reason why someone would not reblog this. 

If this isn’t interesting/sad to you, then I don’t know what you like in life.

Can’t we hit 1,000,000 notes? This is such a rare shot, everyone should see it.

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animalaspects:

animalaspects:

Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!
The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique! 
The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement! 
Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing! 
See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!
Sources: (x) (x) (x) (x)
If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…

Please don’t let this die

animalaspects:

animalaspects:

Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!

  • The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
  • Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique! 
  • The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
  • Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
  • Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
  • Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
  • In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement! 
  • Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing! 

See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!

Sources: (x) (x) (x) (x)

If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…

Please don’t let this die

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egoting:

Some pictures from the rally today at Columbia. So much wonderful support for my sister and I! Emma and I are truly grateful to everyone who came, and everyone who was there in spirit.

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