" We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures. "
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gengaaaar:

When Jongup showed his abs, someone a few rows behind me was like “THANK YOU JESUS I’LL GO TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY”

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dizzydennis:

illkim:

You have no idea what I’ve been through in my life. I had the ORIGINAL GameBoy Advance. That shit had no light and I had to find the perfectly lit room. You don’t know what I come from.

Talk to me when you had the original Gameboy.

(via satoshige)

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dannyqhantom:

Lettuce Bacon Green beans Tomato Ally sandwich 

(via chyaeger)

person: i’m bisexual
media: you’re coming out as gay
person: no, i’m bisexual
media: HEY LOOK THIS PERSON IS GAY
person: no you see, i’m actually not gay, i’m bisexual
media: IT TAKES SO MUCH COURAGE TO COME OUT AS GAY, THIS PERSON IS COMING OUT AS GAY, EVERYONE LOOK, IT’S A GAY PERSON
person: seriously though, i specifically said bisexu —
media: GGGGGAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

(via ddemonio)

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enliven-ed:

You have permission to eat. Even if you:

  • Haven’t exercised.
  • Eaten too much yesterday.
  • Eaten too much today.
  • Don’t know the exact nutritional value of the meal.
  • Have gained weight.
  • Aren’t feeling hungry ‘enough’.
  • Feel like you don’t deserve it.

(via nyctolysis)

Nice things to whisper when hugging someone

buckyraccoon:

yogurtville:

-you smell different when you’re awake
-please help me (then smile as if nothing happened)
-soon
-you have lovely skin, I can’t wait to wear it
-your hair tastes like strawberries
-tonight….you.
-he knows, don’t go home.
-I always knew you would die in my arms
-every time I poop I think of you
-no one will ever believe you
-yessssssssssssss
-I killed mufasa
-I bet you didn’t feel me lick your ear
-mother told me it would be like this

-hail hydra

(via scellestus)

guy:

sorry i only like people that i never have a chance with

(Source: guy, via textpostsrus)

" Most days I wish I never met you because then I could sleep at night and I wouldn’t have to walk around with the knowledge there was someone like you out there. "
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