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« I trust you to find the good in me, but the bad I must be sure you don’t overlook. »

« 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. »

- Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via capefear)

(Source: magnetosaur)

« We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there. »


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(via robertdowneysyndrome)

(Source: psych-facts)

  • scotland: no
  • me: *falls into pit of depression and despair*

scotland you’re making me cry

all the areas that my family came from voted no too like OKAY just shoot me in the heart while you’re at it


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This would have been helpful information 238 years ago. 

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