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It’s taboo to admit that you’re lonely. You can make jokes about it, of course. You can tell people that you spend most of your time with Netflix or that you haven’t left the house today and you might not even go outside tomorrow. Ha ha, funny. But rarely do you ever tell people about the true depths of your loneliness, about how you feel more and more alienated from your friends each passing day and you’re not sure how to fix it. It seems like everyone is just better at living than you are.

A part of you knew this was going to happen. Growing up, you just had this feeling that you wouldn’t transition well to adult life, that you’d fall right through the cracks. And look at you now. La di da, it’s happening.

Your mother, your father, your grandparents: they all look at you like you’re some prized jewel and they tell you over and over again just how lucky you are to be young and have your whole life ahead of you. “Getting old ain’t for sissies,” your father tells you wearily.

You wish they’d stop saying these things to you because all it does is fill you with guilt and panic. All it does is remind you of how much you’re not taking advantage of your youth.

You want to kiss all kinds of different people, you want to wake up in a stranger’s bed maybe once or twice just to see if it feels good to feel nothing, you want to have a group of friends that feels like a tribe, a bonafide family. You want to go from one place to the next constantly and have your weekends feel like one long epic day. You want to dance to stupid music in your stupid room and have a nice job that doesn’t get in the way of living your life too much. You want to be less scared, less anxious, and more willing. Because if you’re closed off now, you can only imagine what you’ll be like later.

Every day you vow to change some aspect of your life and every day you fail. At this point, you’re starting to question your own power as a human being. As of right now, your fears have you beat. They’re the ones that are holding your twenties hostage.

Stop thinking that everyone is having more sex than you, that everyone has more friends than you, that everyone out is having more fun than you. Not because it’s not true (it might be!) but because that kind of thinking leaves you frozen. You’ve already spent enough time feeling like you’re stuck, like you’re watching your life fall through you like a fast dissolve and you’re unable to hold on to anything.

I don’t know if you ever get better. I don’t know if a person can just wake up one day and decide to be an active participant in their life. I’d like to think so. I’d like to think that people get better each and every day but that’s not really true. People get worse and it’s their stories that end up getting forgotten because we can’t stand an unhappy ending. The sick have to get better. Our normalcy depends upon it.

You have to value yourself. You have to want great things for your life. This sort of shit doesn’t happen overnight but it can and will happen if you want it.

Do you want it bad enough? Does the fear of being filled with regret in your thirties trump your fear of living today?

We shall see.

Ryan O’Connell, You’re Not Making The Most Of Your 20s (via harleyqueef)

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Brother Bear Appreciation Week

Day 3: Favourite Quotes

LET ME TELL YOU WHY THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT, UNDERRATED DISNEY FILMS OF ALL TIME OKAY:

1. It teaches kids that we should never judge others by their appearance or what we’ve seen on the surface.

2. It teaches kids that despite if we’ve been taught to be afraid of or hate something or someone that looks/acts differently than us, we should learn and try to understand them before we judge them.

3. It teaches that two sides that may hate each other don’t always have to stay that way - they can learn and grown from each other’s mistakes.

4. It teaches that hatred is not always the answer; to listen, to step back, and see through someone else’s eyes. It teaches patience, understanding, and wisdom.

5. IT TEACHES CHILDREN THAT PEOPLE CAN BE FORGIVEN AND DO BETTER.

6. It teaches children that even if you make a mistake, you can learn and grow from it like Kenai.

Seriously I just love this movie to pieces it is so important to me and I wish more people knew/watched it because wtf it’s AMAZING.

NOT TO MENTION THE ENTIRE CAST IS POC AND CULTURE WISE IT IS RESPECTFUL AND IT IS JUST A GREAT MOVIE OKAY

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This Icelandic police force has the most adorable Instagram account 

Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.

There’s more where those came from | Follow micdotcom

For the record the Icelandic police are probably the best police force in the world, There has only been one instance where an officer shot and killed a civilian in the entire history of the country (which is nearly a hundred years) and everyone was completely devastated by it, the police especially — because, as made clear in their statements after the incident, they understand their function is to protect the people. Not to mention that their general police go unarmed except for special squads.

Let’s run through some more facts while we’re on the subject: Compared to 31,000+ shooting deaths in the US in 2009, Iceland had… 4, because they have very rigorous screening processes for gun permits. There is very little economic disparity between upper, middle and lower classes, and social welfare programs take care of their people. Drug use affects less than 1% of the population between 15 and 65 years old, and 90% of drug-related court cases are settled with a fine rather than jail time. Violent crime is virtually non-existent. [x]

Iceland is like if you took the entire idea of chill and personified it as an country, and this exemplifies that. 

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Anonymous asked:

What's your biggest fear ?

ben-c:

SUPERVOLCANOES

AND AFTER I EXPLAIN WHY, THEY GONNA BE URS TOO

THERE R 3 IN THE WORLD BUT IM GONNA FOCUS ON THE YELLOWSTONE ONE BC IT’S CLOSEST TO ME AND ALSO IS MOST LIKELY TO ERUPT SOONEST

BASICALLY, FORGET UR MENTAL IMAGE OF A TYPICAL VOLCANO. THIS AINT NO CUTESY SCIENCE FAIR CONE SHIT. THIS MOTHERFUCKER TAKES UP THREE STATES AND SITS UNDER THE SURFACE LIKE………LIKE SOMETHING DANGEROUS……THAT STAYS UNDERGROUND. LIKE A GROUNDHOG. BUT DEADLY. LIKE A DEADLY GROUNDHOG.

OK SO THIS BRUH JUST CHILLS THERE TAKING UP HUNDREDS OF SQUARE MILES OF UNDERGROUND AMERICA ALRIGHT?? AND ITS LITERALLY RISING AT A RATE OF SIX INCHES A YEAR. THATS BULLSHIT SPEED. MOUNTAINS DONT EVEN RISE SIX MILLIMETRES A YEAR AND THOSE ARE GODDAMN MOUNTAINS. THIS FUCKER IS SERIOUS.

SO WHY IS THAT SO SCARY, HUH???? JUST SOME SHIT RISIN UP A BIT??? NO, MOTHERFUCKER. THIS SHIT COULD ERUPT AT LITERALLY ANY MOMENT WITHOUT NOTICE. NOTHIN. NO WARNING SIGNS. IT COULD LITERALLY JUST EXPLODE AT ANY FUCKING SECOND.

AND WHEN IT DOES, THATS THE FUN BIT. BASICALLY, IF YOU LIVE IN THE CENTRAL USA, YOURE LUCKY, BECAUSE YOU GET INSTANT DEATH BEFORE YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT HITS YOU. WYOMING, IDAHO, COLORADO, MONTANA, UTAH, ETC. UR DEAD WITHIN SECONDS BECAUSE THE GROUND UNDER YOUR FEET WILL LITERALLY EXPLODE AND INSTANTLY KILL YOU. IF YOU LIVE FURTHER AWAY IN NORTH AMERICA, THATS THE WORST. I LIVE IN THE WORST POSSIBLE PLACE FOR THIS SHIT. IF YOURE A FEW HUNDRED MILES AWAY, THATS THE SCARIEST, BECAUSE YOU WILL DIE, AND PAINFULLY, BUT YOULL KNOW IT’S COMING AND YOU CANT DO SHIT ABOUT IT. WHERE I LIVE, I’LL GET ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF WARNING. AN HOUR AND A HALF TO LITERALLY SAY GOODBYE TO EVERYONE I LOVE, BECAUSE THEN THE PYROCLASTIC FLOW WILL BE HERE AND SCORCH EVERYONE TO DEATH. THERES NO GETTING AWAY. IF YOURE IN NORTH AMERICA, YOURE FUCKING DEAD, NO MATTER WHAT, WITHIN HOURS.

AND IF YOU LIVE IN CHINA OR ENGLAND OR SOME SHIT YOURE PROBABLY LIKE “WHATEVER, LATER LOSERS, WE FINE”

WRONG MOTHERFUCKER

EVEN IF THE RESULTING TSUNAMIS AND STORMS AND EARTHQUAKES AND HUGELY RISING SEA LEVELS DONT FUCK YOU OVER, NUCLEAR WINTER SURE WILL

WHATS NUCLEAR WINTER, YOU ASK? WELL LEMME FUCKIN TELL U, SHORT STACK. THATS WHEN THE VOLCANIC ASH BLOTS OUT THE SUN AND CAUSES THE TEMPERATURE TO DROP THIRTY-ODD DEGREES CELSIUS. FOR 12 YEARS. STRAIGHT. ALL OVER THE PLANET. NO SUNLIGHT, PERPETUAL SNOW, PERMANENT COLD. EVERYWHERE. THAT MEANS NO HYDROELECTRIC POWER, NO NATURAL GAS, NO CROPS OR FARMING OR LIVESTOCK OR FOOD PRODUCTION. HAVE FUN, MOTHERFUCKERS. I WASNT KIDDING WHEN I SAID THE PEOPLE WHO DIE INSTANTLY ARE LUCKY.

BY THE WAY, IN CASE UR CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO SURVIVE NUCLEAR WINTER - DONT BE. THAT SHITS WHAT KILLED THE DINOSAURS. NOT THE METEOR IMPACT, NAH THEY WAS FINE FOR THAT SHIT. IT WAS NUCLEAR WINTER THAT KILLED MILLIONS OF SPECIES OF DINOS. GOOD LUCK.

DID I MENTION THERES THREE OF THEM AROUND THE WORLD?? ???? DID I MENTION NOBODY ACTUALLY KNOWS WHEN THEYRE GOING TO ERUPT?? DID I MENTION THEY GIVE NO WARNING???? ???? AND THEY COULD FEASIBLY ERUPT AT ANY MOMENT????

I WARNED U THIS SHIT WOULD FUCK U UP MAN I FUCKIN WARNED YOU GOD DAMN I NEED 2 SIT DOWN

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