if you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life!! because the field you’re interested in isn’t hiring
11:50 am • 2 March 2014 • 139,471 notes
Fuzzy afterglow of a cute evening with my boyfriend and his family, who invited me to dinner with their friends tomorrow night.
2:55 am • 1 March 2014 • 1 note
“So complete is the [stigmatized] individual’s derivation from society, that society can rely on those who are the least accepted as normal member, the least rewarded by the pleasures of easy social intercourse with others, to provide a statement, clarification, and tribute to the inward being of everyman. The more the stigmatized individual deviates from the norm, the more wonderfully he may have to express possession of the standard subjective self if he is to convince others that he possesses it, and the more they may demand that he provide them with a model of what an ordinary person is supposed to feel about himself.”
— Erving Goffman: “Stigma - Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity” (via socio-logic)
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11:34 pm • 26 February 2014 • 17 notes
You know what makes for a fun Sunday evening?
Having to sit down and process why I am upset about something.
Knowing I will wake up early tomorrow with extra puffy eyes from crying all night.
11:27 pm • 23 February 2014
“It is important for scientists to be aware of what our discoveries mean, socially and politically. It’s a noble goal that science should be apolitical, acultural, and asocial, but it can’t be, because it’s done by people who are all those things.”
— Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. (via coolchicksfromhistory)
8:07 pm • 22 February 2014 • 5,163 notes
“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.”
— George Carlin (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
10:52 am • 17 February 2014 • 2,952 notes
“I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has.”
— Unknown (via pnko)
(Source: psych-facts, via sorazorasky)
11:37 pm • 13 February 2014 • 167,843 notes
“We only gain full individuality, Mead suggested, when we can see ourselves at least in part as others see us - and for this we need social learning. In the words of another great American sociologist, Charles Horton Cooley, “self and society are twinborn.” Imagining individuals as existing before and separate from society misunderstands both.”
— Craig Calhoun, Classical Sociological Theory (via socio-logic)
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11:23 pm • 12 February 2014 • 61 notes
“Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have.”
Hillary Clinton (x)
*sob* I love you HRC
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1:29 pm • 12 February 2014 • 17,686 notes