warsquirtle:

Has anybody ever actually gotten salmonella from eating raw cookie dough or are people just trying to stop me from living my life

Rock Bottom
Pablo Sebastian

Comparison is the thief of joy

Something I’ve learned, growing up in western culture with eastern raised parents, is that this side of the world compares people less. This side of the world wants people for what they have. I’ve never heard an equivalent to this title phrase in eastern culture; in fact comparison is very much a staple when it comes to expectations. I’m surprised; I thought growing up between clashing cultures would be hard, but it seems like these huge differences are surfacing more now than before.

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”

"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via passiondestroysreason)

howitzerliterarysociety:

Get a room you two. 

howitzerliterarysociety:

Get a room you two. 

I ❤ nantrashket (at Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts)

I ❤ nantrashket (at Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts)

What are you thinking about today?

How some people will always find something to complain about. Or something to be envious of. Or something, or someone, to put themselves before.


"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."

"I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance."

I ❤ boston summers (at Charles River Canoe & Kayak)

I ❤ boston summers (at Charles River Canoe & Kayak)

"Until that moment, I hadn’t realized how much I’d been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to."
Elizabeth Berg (Talk Before Sleep)