My Thoughts

Linda. I'm 20. Texas State Bobcat. This is my tumblr. I post random thoughts, pictures, and other things. I like to reblog, a lot. Uh...yeah. Follow me if you want. I tend to follow back. So yeah. ~Linda~

"What a terrible time to get words mixed up. The awkward moment you tell the hairdresser you don’t want a fancy blowjob." - Natalie Tran

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  • Idol: *gets in car accident, flips car, no one is seriously hurt but him*
  • K-Pop fans: OMG what an asshole! What a terrible person, driving like a jackass! He could've killed someone! How could y'all care if he's hurt? SMH fans are so biased! He's practically A MURDERER! I hope he goes to jail, then dies, then goes to jail again in hell! Scum of the EARTH!
  • Idol: *beats the shit out of his girlfriend, puts her in hospital for weeks, beats her multiple times in the same year*
  • K-Pop fans: You don't know what happened! Oppa isn't like that. She probably did something to make him mad. It was probably just a fight. We don't know his side! She's probably just lying for attention anyway. I'll always believe in you, oppa! Fighting! #StayStrongOppa
  • Me: .......

But when I talk to high school seniors, I find something different. They memorize “facts.” By and large, though, the joy of discovery, the life behind those facts, has gone out of them. They’ve lost so much of the wonder, and gained very little skepticism. They’re worried about asking “dumb” question; they’re willing to accept inadequate answers; they don’t pose follow-up questions; the room is awash with sidelong glances to judge, second-by-second, the approval of their peers. They come to class with their questions written out on pieces of paper, which they surreptitiously examine, waiting their turn and oblivious of whatever discussion their peers are at this moment engaged in.
Something has happened between first and twelfth grade, and it’s not just puberty. I’d guess that it’s partly peer pressure not to excel (except in sports); partly that the society teaches short-term gratification; partly the impression that science or mathematics won’t buy you a sports car; partly that so little is expected from students; and partly that there are few rewards or role models for intelligent discussion of science and technology-or even for learning for its own sake. Those few who remain interested are vilified and “nerds” or “geeks” or “grinds.”

—Carl Sagan (via etamitni)

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