"My heart understands all, and it no longer beats, it peals."
— Knut Hamsun
(Source: seabois, via lifeinpoetry)
"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
I was born in the wrong generation. This generation is still racist as fuck and I can’t download a pizza. Wake me up in the year 3019.
heres the thing: i really, honestly think that if youre an adult and youre going to inform a child that their opinion on something is harmful on tumblr
there is literally no excuse for doing it in the form of a reblog. message them privately if you absolutely feel that it is…
"All your seriousness is about sandcastles. And you yourself will leave them one day, trampling them down, and you will not look back. The people who take it seriously miss the beauty of playfulness."
— Osho (via alteringminds
(Source: lazyyogi, via tectusregis)
"But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in."
— Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
"Those who subvert social norms are, ostensibly, people who have forgotten that they can be seen, publicly, at any time. Therefore, when they transgress social norms—by expressing physical affection for a person not visibly coded as the opposite sex, for example, or by being fat and rejecting social and bodily invisibility—they need to be reminded of this omniscient social gaze, and in the absence of institutional discipline, must be punished so they do not transgress again. This is the mechanism by which a dude who sees me in a vividly-colored dress, walking alone as though I either don’t know or don’t care that I am defying bodily norms, feels compelled to scream “UGLY FAT BITCH” at me. He is applying social discipline and teaching me a lesson: Everyone can see you, and your body and/or behavior are unacceptable."
— So Michel Foucault and Jeremy Bentham walk into an elementary school cafeteria*
via the Two Whole Cakes
blog by Lesley Kinzel (via mscoolcat