Johanna is incredibly perceptive, sarcastic and brash. She speaks her mind, regardless of the consequences, or who she hurts. While Johanna has a very hard exterior, she definitely understands the greater good of the districts and would lay down her life for freedom.
college should be $25
i’ve blogged this like 5 times and i still love it
Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)
I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’. Don’t make the same mistake.
Yes! This is something that’s been bothering me for a while. I hear so many people say that the transition from being bright in school to being out in the world was horrible for exactly this reason. Also, the elevation of some natural or attained skills over others as inherently better. Like, in intellectual circles you’ll often come across a lot of disdain for people who don’t academically excel but might be really good at sport. It seems really suss to me.
I have always hated being called; bright, smart, intelligent and/or gifted. Because you’re not allowed to make mistakes, or be tired or confused and then there’s all this dissection ‘Well you might be gifted at X, but you’ll have to work in this class/work for this’ as if I didn’t work hard at both what I enjoyed and/or came easily and everything else. So. much. pressure and expectation and so easy to be reviled or looked down on - even by adults. I loved learning, still do - HATE the environment and expectations.
The ‘talent’ story in the Bible? I have wanted to stab in the face so damn often.
this commentary is so on point and i also wanna add that when you praise someone for being BORN talented/smart in a certain way it undervalues all the effort and work they put in to refine their abilities and it really isn’t even a compliment in addition to reinforcing all these harmful things. so just don’t do it!!
My education in a nutshell
THAT LITTLE EYEBROW RAISE THOUGH
"I was gonna be within the inner walls by tomorrow, you know! Are you telling me to calm down and go get killed?!"
girl scouts are letting in trans* girls and letting girls replace God with whatever they want in the pledge, also they use cookie income to support abortion and LGBT agendas
boy scouts are just now allowing gays in, officially in january, but gay leaders are still banned and they’re talking about segregation on camping trips, with gays and straights in different tents. also they still ban atheists,
girl scouts: 10000 boy scouts: 0