i hate the website weheartit??? you can hear tits??? do they even make noise???
"And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard."
"Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever."
— (via your-daisyfreshgirl)
I just got a random wave of paranoia like wtf man.
- Will we meet again sometime?
- Sure we will.
- Promise. Now go, and don’t look back.
A song that you associate with your favorite MH character? A song that gets you pumped? A song that you could listen to 24/7? A song that you would rob a bank to?
I associate “Flawed Design” by Stabilo with Alex Kralie (I haven’t heard that song in forever ahhh)
A song that gets me pumped is umm “Rock Me” by One Direction
I could listen to “Decatur, or, Round of Applause for your Stepmother!” by Sufjan Stevens 24/7 (and pretty much have been)
Annnd a song that I would rob a bank to? Omg probably “Notorious” by Duran Duran
seriously. what has our educational system become. i’ve tried to think of whether our generation is just too lazy, too dramatic, etc but i honestly think we are being over worked and have too high of expectations for our age and for how we are treated. we are told to eat 3 meals a day, get 8 hours of sleep, get to school on time, be in clubs, do sports, finish all of our homework etc. not to mention house work, jobs to pay for college (which is a complete other rant in itself) and still have time to spend unwinding. what many adults fail to understand is that when they were in school they didn’t have advanced placement classes (AP/college courses in high school), they didn’t have honors classes. these more advanced classes are undeniably required if you plan on getting into a good college. it all adds to the stress level of teenagers today. they always say that we have it easier because they didn’t have nearly as advanced technology as we do but it goes both ways. the more technology advances the more we are required to learn. and to be quite honest, the teenagers (with everything else that is going on in their lives) can only handle so much. they wonder why crime rates are going up, they wonder why more and more teenagers are depressed, committing suicide, etc. the problem is right under their nose.
for example: an athlete cannot be overworked by a coach, otherwise they crack under pressure and injuries are more and more common. the same goes for school. another thing i would like to point out is (where i live at least) many elementary schools have cut cursive writing out of the school curriculum. many people think this is outrageous since it has been something children were required to know and “would use for the rest of their lives” for SO long now but it just comes to prove how many things kids in just the 2nd grade must learn! you have youngsters learning long division 2 years earlier than i did when i was in elementary school. it’s crazy! now there’s nothing wrong with improvement, but there comes a time when it gets to be too much for people to handle.
i suppose what i am trying to say is that the human mind is a delicate thing, and people need to be reminded that memorizing all of this information can become unnecessary. there is a fine line between exposing students to certain material, and forcing them to memorize something they have no interest in majoring in. maybe there needs to be a few changes in our school systems today.
okay that’s my rant. sorry it’s soo long and sorry if it doesn’t make sense. it’s 12:30 am and i’m stressed out and i needed to get that off my mind so that i could continue to study for final exams tomorrow.
worth the read
Does anyone realize that it’s probably not the homework….it’s the bullies….
Honestly in middle school bullies were shitty I agree but by time I hit high school it wasn’t bullies that caused my depression. The ammount of homework on top of school work on top of projects left me in several kinds of ruts. Personally it was a living hell because I could bearly keep up with what I had to do. Trust me on this though, it was not because I was incapable of keeping up. The expectations from my household as the oldest child to do the absolute best, to set an example, to do something amazing with my scholastic career put so much pressure on me. I wanted to learn for the sake of learning but it seemed like everything was for the grade. After some time I gave into that depression and wound up in a series of self-harm patterns for most of high school. So yes bullies do cause harm but there are other aspects to schools and education that cause depression and self loathing on top of anxiety.
I just graduated high school and all four years I took honors/AP classes. I can tell you that the amount of homework I had in some classes was ridiculous and stressed me out so badly, especially math. I barely scraped by freshman, sophomore and senior year in my math classes. Luckily my junior year I took advanced algebra/trig, which is really similar to the class I took sophomore year (and almost failed). But in many of my other classes I felt like all the homework I got was all just busywork. In other classes, I don’t even feel like I LEARNED anything! Like in my AP US History class in 11th grade all my teacher did was put on documentaries or tv shows for us, in AP Economics my teacher let us take group tests, I never even wrote a research paper in all of my four years of taking honors/AP English classes (I’m screwed for college). So there were classes that stressed me out so badly for giving me too much homework, and classes where I basically learned nothing and didn’t prepare me at all. By senior year my friends and I were sharing stories of the breakdowns that we were all having because of school, and I even had one in the middle of gym class once. The way that schools are run just doesn’t make sense to me and it’s really hurting kids in every way.