"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.

The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”

All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.

And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”

Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (via withoutawarning)
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from defranco
defranco:

Just got into San Diego :) #SDCC

guy:

when someone keeps trying to take a pic of u when u already said no

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from kushandwizdom
kushandwizdom:

Words of Emotion

shubbabang:

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bless games with sneak

trait:

when your crush talks to you first

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from quotelounge

vincentvangoth:

when u miss the last step on the stairs

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shampained:

why doesn’t school teach you actual life skills like how to meet rich businessmen

sniffing:

if ur going to stand in my way and block my view you should at least have a nice butt

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha (via kushandwizdom)
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from victoriousvocabulary
victoriousvocabulary:

CARTOMANCY
[noun]
fortune-telling or divination via a deck of cards.
Etymology: from French cartomancie, from carte, "card" (from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek khártēs, “paper, papyrus”) + -mancie (from Greek manteía, “divination”).
[Lenka Simeckova - Cards]
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from forfitnessmotivation