Quite possibly the most difficult aspect of personal growth: Making the hard decision over and over of giving up behavior you’re really fucking masterful at, for weird stuff you don’t know how to do already.

“And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world. Then he made the earth round, and laughed and laughed and laughed.”

“It’s ok you know, to be carried now and then, strength too needs a rest.” -Tyler Knott Gregson-

“Don’t argue with someone who chooses to remain foolish. Some people want to remain fools, only because the truth requires change.” Tony A. Gaskins Jr

“Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it can supply the courage to fight for it.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“…all words are masks, and the lovelier they are, the more they are meant to conceal.” – Steven Millhauser

“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your […]

“Only two things can reveal life’s great secrets: suffering and love.” – Paulo Coelho Well. That explains a lot.

A child’s mind will normalize almost anything if nobody around them reacts negatively to it or validates their feelings of discomfort. – Jess

I really need to get a selfie fisting money into my bloody mouth for economical posts like this…

”If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend […]

“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X

“I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.” – Stephen Jay Gould

Coffee and Milk by Lora Zombie

I wanna be able to make watercolor pictures and I wanna be able to make pretty ones that look awesome without having to learn how or practice I just wanna be able to do it all amazinglike the first time when I’ve never tried before and CLEARLY I AM A FAILURE FOR NOT BEING CAPABLE […]

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.” – Robert Fritz

“Love is the very difficult understanding that something other than yourself is real.” – Iris Murdoch

“I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing” – Neil Gaiman, Stardust

Photographed by Mute Photo Concept at an abandoned house in Stockholm, Sweden “There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Nalle

“My heart wants roots. My mind wants wings. I cannot bear their bickerings.” – E.Y. Harburg

“Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your […]

Violence and Silence: Jackson Katz, Ph.D

Everything about this video is Good Shit. Everything.

“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” ~ Khalil Gibran

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ” – Maya Angelou.

“I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on […]

Considering this as my new personal motto. “It’s not my job to make you a better man and I don’t give a shit if I’ve made you a better man. It’s not a fucking woman’s job to be consumed and invaded and spat out so that some fucking man can evolve.” ~ Jenny Schecter

“It is no accident that white masculinity is constructed the way it is in the United States, as European invasion of the Americas required a masculinity that murders, rapes, and enslaves Native and African peoples. It is a masculinity that requires men to be soldiers and conquerors in every aspect of their lives. A masculinity […]