"Turn down for WHAT? Cancer? I don’t think so. The whole point of that song is that you never turn down, ever. Not for anything. For no reason would you turn down."
-ElizabethSrs. I think I’m in love with this Peter Pan guy
I NEED TO MEET HIM
PETER PAN FOR PRESIDENT
PETER PAN FOR PRESIDENT
i’m crying, i can’t stop. I needs him, now pls
inkskinned, “My father’s recipe for the man I should marry” (via bl-ossomed)
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
Post boards chillin with David. #nottheadmiralthenakedone #9hours #2STEPin #passitorpassout (at The Americana at Brand)
So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return."
The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)
In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.
The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.
Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.
“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.
What good parents. I hope this works out happily for the whole family.