"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain."

Jonathan Carroll (via quotethat)

"This sentence has five words"


This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I…

"If you stop talking about racism it will go away".


“If you stop treating your sickness it will go away.”

“If you stop cleaning the room the mess will go away.”

“If you stop calling out bullying people will stop bullying.”

"But most of all, stop thinking that what people so loathingly refer to as the “friendzone” is some sort of purgatory women put “nice guys” into. My friendship is not a crappy consolation prize that you’re left with if I deny you a sexual relationship– and my body is not your reward for good behavior."

Taylor Callobre, The “Good Guy” Myth   (via housewifeswag)

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"I don’t talk bad about white people, their history talks bad about them."

Louis Farrakhan (via 4wardseverbackwardsnever)

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