I’m getting on a plane on Thursday and this whole Malaysian airplane disappearance is actually terrifying.
There’s always so many sirens by my house like idk
written by The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
We’re reading this book in my psychology class and I thought this part was particularly interesting. I never thought of it this way and thought I’d share it.
don’t make fun of the way someone dresses or the way they do their hair or how they do their makeup because chances are they feel good about themselves in it or it’s one of those days where they stare in the mirror and feel that “wow i look hot” feeling everyone gets every so often so just don’t be that person that makes fun of them to their face or behind their back just don’t. you will be a lot happier if you don’t.
Miranda, 24: "Drop pre-med. "
Isaac, 48: "Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi. "
Anya, 42: "Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t. "
Parker, 55: "60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it. "
Megan, 34: "He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay. "
Peter, 58: "Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life. "
Eleanor, 67: "Talk less. Listen more. "
Donald, 27: "There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which. "
Camille, 56: "Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in. "
Jackson, 57: "No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you. "
Vicki, 47: "You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count. "
Donald, 38: "You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had. "
Katelyn, 30: "Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon. "
Joshua, 55: "Women love to laugh. "
Annabelle, 38: "Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything. "
Colin, 50: "You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces. "
Eleanor, 26: "Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself. "
Aaron, 52: "Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years. "
Scarlett, 54: "Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party. "
Zack, 9: "I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls."