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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God’s Language

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// so once I had a thought.

this thought has remained with me ever since I had it //

What is the language of God? 

// and when I speak of God’s language, it can refer to two different things: the language of God used for creation & the language of God used to communicate with man before the tower of Babel.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Genesis 1:3 ESV)

With merely words, God speaks light into existence. Whether this is literal account of how God created the earth, or a simplification; we will never be able to understand the power behind these words.

What I wish to focus on is the personal language of God, the one used in discourse with Adam and Eve. //

What’s the big deal? 

// today 6500 languages are spoken around the world. All of these languages could…

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I don’t get people

Today I saw a bizarre occurrence on the subway that involved this guy being shared by two girls. Safe to say, the whole thing baffled me, mostly because I didn’t understand it. That’s a lie. I sorta did, it was more I didn’t understand why? Why would these girls want this? It’s just one of the things that I see people doing and I am flabbergasted on the skewed logic behind it. Here’s a list of a few of the more common ones (Some, I am guilty of I admit. I’ll put a * next to those ones and a ** to the ones I REALLY am guilty of)
  1.  Girls who get into fights over a guy that’s playing them both

Uhh.. what are you doing. If anything, you are both the victims and he’s the jerk. You should team up against him. The other girl is probably the person who can Identify with how you’re feeling the most.

2  Not wanting strangers to think you’re weird. *

You know what I mean. You’re in public and with someone who’s loud, or you’re being loud or you’re with someone in a compromising position, or you’re in that position, or you just doing something unusual. So what if these random people you are never gonna meet again see you like this

3.   Going to the mall for no reason *

You’re not buying anything, doing anything. Just killing time. WHY??

4. Checking your phone even though you KNOW you have no new texts, notifications, etc *

I promise I have friends.

5.       Swear  ALL THE TIME

Ok, I get swearing, like I’m not a super prude who gets offended easily. However, when 2 out of 3 words outta your mouth should be censored… just stop. You don’t sound cool, or older or whatever. You actually just sound like a moron. An illiterate, ignorant idiot (like the alliteration there?) Just stop and buy a dictionary… or a thesaurus.

6.       Slow readers

Let me clarify, slow readers that are over the age of 14. Some people in  high school cannot read. The education system has failed them. No, actually it hasn’t because SOME OF US ACTUALLY CAN READ HIGHER THAT A 5th GRADE LEVEL. So you have failed you. Pick up a book too

7.       10-12 year old who date

What are you doing with your life. First of all, you were born in the 21st century, your argument for dating is invalid. Second of all, you’ve not even gone through puberty yet (or just starting, whatever). Third of all, what are you gonna do? Have your mum drive you to the park so you can play on the swings together? And lastly, you were born in the 21st century, your argument for dating is invalid

8.       Get emotionally invested in fictional characters **

They don’t exist! WHY DO WE CARE SO MUCH!!!

9.       Yelling at the TV **

Another one that makes no logical sense. Why do we think our voice will somehow change the scene on the TV that was shot months ago?

110.   On again, off again couples.
Each couple (if their only dating) should be allot only ONE break up period. If you have broken up more than once, it’s a sign the relationship isn’t working.  OK
111.   Hating on celebrities
You may hate the bebs, or 1D, or Miley Cyrus or whatever. But do they care? No. And even if they did, they have their money to dry their tears. What I don’t understand is people who go on Youtube or whatever and write a comment about how much the person sucks. Like, honestly, do you have a life.  If I don’t like a singer, and I KNOW I DON’T, I won’t go searching for their video. Even if I ended up on it, I would probably just leave… maybe at the ABSOLUTE MOST dislike it. But write a 20pg essay of a comment of why it sucks?

112.   Listening to other people’s conversation **
You know when you accidentally eavesdrop but now can’t stop because the conversation is just to interesting (HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU BUT STILL). I’m so guilty of that. What’s worse is when you want to interject but these are strangers and they’ll think…. (oh back to number 2)
113.   People who make everything about race
I’m not talking about racists, I’m talking about people who feel the need to blame everything or relate events or actions back to their race or other peoples race and…well, maybe I am talking about racists
There are so many more I could go through but I won’t because I’m tired and also, I’ve blanked out. Expect a part 2 eventually. Anyway, hope you guys have a great March Break!!

Song of the Post: “Ordinary Day” by Emily Mover

Quote of the Post: “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.” -Tom Peters