And, y’know, kids dying.
Also…How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Also: Like me when I was 17.
Except I didn’t have a Hazel Lancaster or Jennifer Lawrence-type girlfriend. Or, for that matter, any type of girlfriend.
…or a dragon.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen
would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been
proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no
basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will
dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind.
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look
back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp
now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you
really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying
is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things
that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you
at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with
people who are reckless with yours.
Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead,
sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end,
it’s only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you
succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with
your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at
22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most
interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them
when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children,
maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance
the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you
do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself
either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of
it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest
instrument you’ll ever own.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone
for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to
your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few
you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography
and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need
the people who knew you when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you
Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians
will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll
fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable,
politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust
fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when
either one might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it
will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way
of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting
over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.”
*edit: actually Mary Schmich wrote this for a Chicago Tribune Article in 1997 titled "Advice, Like Youth, Probably, Just Wasted on the Young"
white male voice: “there’s nothing wrong with capitalism”
jim kirk is a nerd pass it on
no seriously pass it on because the new writers don’t seem to get that
If a 7 year old realises gender stereotyping is wrong and you don’t, something is very wrong with you.
how do people do their homework immediately after they get home? i need at least 3 hours before i can even think about touching my backpack
and then after i get my homework out i need at least 3 hours to stare blankly at it before i can start it
I just want this to be over.
#hey douchebag!#you could have provided your sons with both a home and an education#if you had actually put even the tiniest bit of effort into getting your shit together#putting their needs ahead of your own#and considering what the wife you porported to ‘love’ would have thought of your quest for vengance#and the havoc it wrought upon her kids#fuck you john winchester for sobbing and making this about you#you could have given dean a home and sam school#instead you dragged them around the country leaving them alone for long stretches of time#and you threw your younger son out of your ‘home’ as soon as he expressed the desire for school#so fuck you john#fuck you and your mind games#fuck you and your selfishness#and fuck you for making your boys feel guilty about your fuck ups—as a ploy to get them refocused on your revenge quest#i am so done (musingsdeme)
#fun fact this is what emotional abuse looks like#whether or not it’s intended as such#he might feel like he’s being totally honest about his feelings#but he’s turning the story around#saying I’ve always wanted you to have these things!! look how sad I am!#when it was totally within his powers to provide those things#and he didn’t#so#fuck you john winchester#too little too late#the one in the dirty trenchcoat that’s in love with queue (nestingdean)
All credit goes to - japharts
This, literally, is dead on exactly how I feel, and probably a lot of you guys too.
i’ve never seen a comic that narrates what is consistently running through my head so thoroughly
like i know logically that its untrue but god that voice in my head will not shut up telling me this shit
hey if anybody feels like this right now i just want u to know that the creepy shadow voice telling you all that stuff IS a lie and you are very valuable to the people in your life
<3 stay tough space cowboys
This is me every second of everyday ugh