"Life is going to present to you a series of transformations. And the point of education should be to transform you. To teach you how to be transformed so you can ride the waves as they come. But today, the point of education is not education. It’s accreditation. The more accreditation you have, the more money you make. That’s the instrumental logic of neoliberalism. And this instrumental logic comes wrapped in an envelope of fear. And my Ivy League, my MIT students are the same. All I feel coming off of my students is fear. That if you slip up in school, if you get one bad grade, if you make one fucking mistake, the great train of wealth will leave you behind. And that’s the logic of accreditation. If you’re at Yale, you’re in the smartest 1% in the world. […] And the brightest students in the world are learning in fear. I feel it rolling off of you in waves. But you can’t learn when you’re afraid. You cannot be transformed when you are afraid."
- Junot Díaz, speaking at Yale (via minevras)

(Source: avelvetmood, via angsty-teenager)

creativelylostinneverland:

madelinelime:

When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit. 

That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.

Preach

(Source: curseofthefanartlords, via livefreelover)

nialllhoran:

men’s back muscles let you know that god is real

(via inretrospects)

leonkumquat:

when my dad was in college he had a friend who told a girl he’d take her on a date unlike any other she’d ever been on and so he took her to the supermarket to watch the lobsters fighting in the lobster tank

they’re married now

(via livefreelover)

Just for once it would be nice to be appreciated or at least feel like someone cares about me or that I could possibly be their first choice, but that’s not how life is.

"So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow."
- Attachments, Rainbow Rowell  (via ha-n)

(Source: anditslove, via shank-a-docious)

wild-n-free-n-stuff:

Do you ever put on an outfit and then think “wow this would look so much nicer if I wasn’t such a fat piece of shit” because same

(via lovelypaintedbones)