21 Struggles Of Being A Laid Back Person (But Actually Being Really Intense)

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1. You completely identify with Ingrid Michaelson’s Keep Breathing lyrics, “I want to change the world instead I sleep.” You want to change the world and you feel passionate about it and get fired up and start working on your next project.

2. But then, you know, naps happen. And sleeping and reading, and you don’t want to get everyone around you worked up and raged to support your latest great idea. (Even though it really is great and you’ll work on it tomorrow, probably.)

3. You get super offended by something and rage to yourself for a good, solid five minutes, talking to yourself and pretending like you’re about to do something really crazy to change the situation

4. And the next moment, you start laughing cause you’re like, “Wow, this isn’t even a big deal at all.”

5. When you feel extremely passionate about something, you try to…

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17 Very Real Struggles Only Relentlessly Sarcastic People Will Understand

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1. When you first meet people, they often think you’re mean. But really, you’re just trying to connect. Sarcasm is how you show love.

2. And people are always asking if you like them, because they just can’t tell with you.

3. First dates are painful experiences because you’re trying to be yourself but you’re also trying to not look like a complete asshole.

4. You’re pretty sure the day is coming when you will be bitch-slapped for saying the wrong thing to the wrong person.

5. You just don’t understand how people get excited by the most basic things.

6. When you are excited, your face usually doesn’t show it. You’re just like, “Yeah, this is great” with no emotions expressed whatsoever so people don’t know if you actually mean it.

7. When you give people compliments and they think you’re making fun of them. I really do love…

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33 Quotes About Justice, Resistance, and Peace That Will Make You Question Everything

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1. Peace without justice is tyranny. – William Allen White

2. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. – James Baldwin

3. My mama used to tell me, “If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find something’ to die for.” Tupac Shakur

4. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable. – John F. Kennedy

5. I do believe that where there is only a choice between violence and cowardice, I would advise violence. – Mahatma Ghandi

6. In the end we must remember that no amount of rules or their enforcement will enforce those who struggle with justice on their side. – Nelson Mandela

7. Where there is power, there is resistance. – Michel Foucault

8. Fighting for one’s freedom, struggling towards being free, is like…

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24 Struggles All Third Culture Kids Understand

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Third Culture Kid (def.) – “A term used to refer to children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their developmental years.” (Wikipedia) It usually refers to people who grew up in multiple countries.

1. The question, “Where are you from?” is the most annoying, nerve-wrecking, anxiety-inducing question someone can ask you.

2. Filling out official documents that ask for things like your “permanent address” or “hometown” gives you hives.

3. The idea of losing an official document is your personal version of hell on earth because you might need to go through several countries’ bureaucratic ordeals.

4. “Home” doesn’t mean what other people think it means.

5. You either live in a constant state of culture shock or are simply immune to almost all of it.

6. You know the greetings in too many languages to…

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17 Things To Expect When You Date A Girl Who’s Used To Being On Her Own

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1. Expect her to do her own thing often and without letting you know, at least at first. It’s not that you don’t matter; it’s just that she’s learned to love doing what she wants, when she wants, and without asking permission or informing anyone.

2. She’ll probably want to take things slowly because she’ll not be used to all the attention. Don’t think she doesn’t like you enough, she probably likes you a lot; it’s just all new to her.

3. Expect her friends to be overprotective of her and to be suspicious of you at first. They’re not used to her being with someone and they’ll want to make sure you’re the kind of guy who will treat her well.

4. She’ll have a hard time letting you do things for her. Try not to take this personally. She’s just used to taking care of herself and it’ll…

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