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juliabonet:

“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.” / Maya Angelou

juliabonet:

“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.” / Maya Angelou

After a week filled with disasters, sadness, scandal, incurable health issues in some adjacent to my life, and other crappy things, it’s important to remember stay positive, live and love life and embrace the good, the happy, the positive.

After a week filled with disasters, sadness, scandal, incurable health issues in some adjacent to my life, and other crappy things, it’s important to remember stay positive, live and love life and embrace the good, the happy, the positive.

Take a picture of me over here. I finally have a reason to join Instagram! People are gonna be like, “Food, food, cat, food, nails, nails, murder?!”

-Max, Two Broke Girls

Yet still more questions for you, judgers: Does Bed, Bath and Beyond really require a 16-month pre-registration? Do people actually like shiny vests under rented jackets? Why do committed friends of committed friends not know how to talk to me since there isn’t a relationship to ask about? Are chocolate fountains real? Why do women in long-term relationships stop wearing high heels and start dressing like my fourth grade music teacher? Why do I have to make plans with you four weeks in advance? Why are you so tired all the time?

From “An Open Letter to People Who Judge My Single, Post-College Lifestyle.”
-By Cleo Plagg

Read the whole hilarious post.

Be intellectually and morally rigorous in your own decision-making, and expect that the important people in your life do the same, if they want to stay important to you.

—Rachel Maddow, Smith College 2010 Commencement Address (via chialyn)

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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.

—Charles Bukowski (via wordpainting)