“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”

—Kurt Vonnegut

SWERVE

It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.
But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.
Particularly prone to serious procrastination problems are children who grew up with unusually high expectations placed on them. Their older siblings may have been high achievers, leaving big shoes to fill, or their parents may have had neurotic and inhuman expectations of their own, or else they exhibited exceptional talents early on, and thereafter “average” performances were met with concern and suspicion from parents and teachers. - 
David Cain, “Procrastination Is Not Laziness”

breksheabutter:

this happened in the world series

breksheabutter:

this happened in the world series

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afrotraditionalist:

likehercoffee:

specialnights:

Oseola McCarty a cleaning lady who from working all her life accumulated great savings, donated to the  University of Southern Mississippi $150,000 for a student scholarship program. 

“I want to help somebody’s child go to college,” 

“I’m giving it away so that the children won’t have to work so hard, like I did.”

tears, smh damn

No woman like this exist anymore. 

Real life angel

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the-absolute-funniest-posts:

My lovely followers, please follow this blog immediately!

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poorartists:

Paige Bradley created one of the most striking sculptures I’ve seen in recent times. Her masterpiece, entitled Expansion, is a beautiful woman seeking inner piece but fractured and bleeding with light. “From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: a social security number, a gender, a race, a profession,” says Bradley. “I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?”

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erosart:

Audrey Kawasaki

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notoriete:

This is amazing.

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theweightofemptiness:

stfu-misandrists:

Oh good more misandry.
If there were a similar post with an equally asymmetrical female, or if HE gender identified as female, this would be railed against as hate speech.
But because it’s a disposable man… it’s more than “OK” to hate him, it is ENCOURAGED!

Yes. Not to mention Tumblr is most active among people who probably aren’t all that successful.

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theweightofemptiness:

stfu-misandrists:

Oh good more misandry.

If there were a similar post with an equally asymmetrical female, or if HE gender identified as female, this would be railed against as hate speech.

But because it’s a disposable man… it’s more than “OK” to hate him, it is ENCOURAGED!

Yes. Not to mention Tumblr is most active among people who probably aren’t all that successful.

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