Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it.
- Steve Maraboli (via soulsscrawl)


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"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”
NY, 9-20-14
I am overwhelmed with things I ought to have written about and never found the proper words.
- Virginia Woolf, Diaries Volume One 1915-1919 (via larmoyante)
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
- Psalm 119:114 NIV (via thouartloosed)
You have called me higher, You have called me deeper, and I’ll go where you will lead me.
- Called Me Higher // All Sons & Daughters (via kvtes)
We’re just fragile machines programmed with a false sense of our own importance. And every now and then the universe sends a reminder that we don’t really matter to it…
- Neil Strauss : Emergency (via selfrighteouscrap)

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A lot of people are driven by the belief that they’re special, that they matter, that there is a reason they’re here. And they’re sustained by their motivation to have this belief affirmed, which is why when someone challenges it, they want to take them down, whether through gossip, ostracism, aggression, or terrorism. To me, that sounds like a lot of work and not much fun. All I believe is what I know for certain: that I’m alive, so I might as well make the most of it.
- Neil Strauss (via askepticsjourneythroughthebible)

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Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.
- Chinua Achebe (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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