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21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.

Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.

Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.

Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.

Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.

Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.

Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.

Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.

Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.

Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.

Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.

Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.

Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.

Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.

Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.

Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.

Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.

Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.

Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.

Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.

Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.

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angelclark:

Elephant Raju Cries After Being Rescued From 50 Years Of Suffering In Chains 

This heartbreaking story is about as elephant Raju from India that had an incredibly rough life. After being poached from his mother he was thrown from one owner to another, until he was left living in terrible conditions with no shelter at night, being used as a beggars prop all day long. Raju survived only from passing tourists and sometimes had to eat plastic and paper while being chained 24 hours a day. A wildlife organisation SOS-UK could not stand the injustice and decided to save him in a daring midnight rescue operation.

The elephant, realizing he was being saved, started to cry: “It was incredibly emotional. We knew in our hearts he realised he was being freed” – claims Pooja Binepal, one of the rescuers in an interview with Presspeople. “Tears began to roll down Raju’s face. Some no doubt were due to the pain but he also seemed to sense that change was coming. He felt hope for the first time” – says another rescuer Kartick.

THIS MAKES ME SO FUCKING HAPPY

manola-das-dorgas:

The graffiti reads: “I could only afford to buy a spray can and write: Happy birthday, son. I love you.”

(Source: elfacker)

ssteigerwald:

frozenmusings:

I needs me some Baby Sven on my blog.

LOOK AT HIS LITTLE TAIL AND HOW HE WIGGLES IT

(Source: troybolttn)

dementorkissmycooch:

gladi8rs:

cuffyourdick:

a simple yet beautiful reminder, it could be you! be thankful for everything you have.

Amen!

Actually, this is a reminder that homelessness is not a consequence of laziness/lack of ambition.

(Source: sixpenceee)

me: i'm gonna live my life to the fullest!

me: watches 17 episodes of a tv series in a row

thatseanguyblogs:

ollivander:

the-legend-of-merlin:

freak-next-door:

gishkishenh:

THAT’S SO HARDCORE CANADA

Reblog if you believe canada exists

clap your hands if you belive

I do believe in canada I do I do

Nope. You show me this “Canada”, and maybe I’ll believe you.

thatseanguyblogs:

ollivander:

the-legend-of-merlin:

freak-next-door:

gishkishenh:

THAT’S SO HARDCORE CANADA

Reblog if you believe canada exists

clap your hands if you belive

I do believe in canada I do I do

Nope. You show me this “Canada”, and maybe I’ll believe you.

hooddoggy:

i want to get so good at giving sly digs that you dont even realize i insulted you until like a week later when you randomly start crying while eating breakfast

hobolunchbox:

When I first heard a Lego movie was coming out, I pretty much imagined this.

hobolunchbox:

When I first heard a Lego movie was coming out, I pretty much imagined this.

breakingstride:

broomsticksandpaddles:

youarelookingatthis:

There needs to be a live action version of this starring Neil Patrick Harris and Robert Downey Jr.

OH MY GOD

THAT IS ALL I WANT NOW

(Source: dmitribelkov)

mymodernmet:

Writer and illustrator October Jones delights with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places. The upbeat doodles, which star the adorable Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to encourage daily commuters.

huffingtonpost:

DEBI JACKSON, MOTHER OF TRANSGENDER CHILD, GIVES MOVING SPEECH

The best part of the video may be when Jackson addresses the comments she’s heard about her daughter and sets the record straight about statements like you “wanted a girl so you turned your child into one” and “kids have no idea what they want or who they are — my kids wants to be a dog, should I let him?”

So watch the full video to see her answers to those difficult questions here.

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE

We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.

Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.

(Source: vox.com)

strikerhercules:

» Because only Vin Diesel could ever be ridiculously nerdy enough to attend the UK world premiere red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy wearing a “I am Groot” t-shirt and walking on stilts

nudityandnerdery:

pervocracy:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.

MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.

And my bow.