This is a thing that I get a lot (and see happen a lot) and it’s really sad for many different reasons.
For one, please don’t make artists (or anyone with a skill you admire) feel bad because you wish you were better at said skill. Everyone is good at something but that something is made better due to lots of hard work and practice. So when people say those things it’s actually refusing to acknowledge all our time spent in bettering ourselves and the long road we walked to get there and guilt tripping us in a way.
And second, please don’t beat your own self up for not being at the level you wished you were. Again, it’s all about dedication. If you truly want to be better at something then DO IT. Yes it will be frustrating, yes there will be moments where you feel like you’re not gaining anything, but if you truly love something and want to be better at it then you work hard at it and your improvement will be apparent to you.
And don’t put a date on your improvement. Don’t feel like definitely in a X amount of days/month/year is when you’re going to be at the level you want. "I’ve been practicing for 4 months and I still suck!". Everyone improves at different rates but that does not make anyone better or worse than each other. We’re all different people and have different approaches and techniques to things, so if you set a date then that just may lead to disappointment and not to mention stress.
And just remember to have fun, you have to enjoy what you’re doing because if you don’t then why are you doing it? NOW GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING COOL.
for real. not to mention negativity is the worst worst worst conversation-maker ever.
it’s fine to have emotions. but once people let that shit start leaking out of their mouths like running water it’s uncomfortable for the other person.
it really is.
Les Misérables? I love that book. I love the way that all the people become [clenches fist] less fricking miserable.
I smoked one alcohol and my left arm fell off
Hagrid Hagrid Potter, you were named after the onLY GUY IN MY LIFE WHO LOOKED OUT FOR ME WITH ZERO ULTERIOR MOTIVES HE LITERALLY JUST CARED ABOUT ME BECAUSE HE WAS A GENUINELY NICE PERSON AND HE DESERVES SOME RECOGNITION FOR THAT
tbh asexual/aromantic representation is super fucking important because i didnt know what aromantacy was until about six months ago and im 18, almost 19 years old. i thought something was so fucking wrong with me. i forced myself into romantic relationships and lied to the people i cared about just to try and fix myself and ended up hurting them and ruining a lot of friendships in the process. if you dont think ace/aro representation is important then i dont have time for you.
Have you ever wondered why an ice pack relieves pain? Why should cold make the pain go away?
It works because a cold object activates fast fibers in your spinal cord, while pain travels up to your brain in slow fibers. So when you press a cold pack against a sore muscle your fast fibers beat out the slow ones. You feel cold not pain.
Source: The Body Has A Mind Of Its Own by Sandra & Matthew Blackeslee
The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)
John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner
THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE
GOD I JUST TOLD SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY
This is one of the best pieces of comedy that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love this. I have been looking for this online for awhile.
This is my favorite story ever and I will reblog it every time I see it.
Reblog! This could save lives!
I’m sensing a theme here.
Yeah, one word titles, AND ITS THROWING ME OFF
plurals, single words, and foreshadowing that fall out boy will never leave this earth
The improv team I was on in high school only had one rank: “co-captain.” If you joined the improv team, you were automatically a co-captain. It wasn’t to make everyone equal within the club dynamic or anything like that, we just all knew that we would have to list extracurriculars on our college applications, and you could make yourself look more impressive by putting “co-captain” without specifying how many other captains the team had or how a member becomes a captain.
Everyone who reblogs this will get a skeleton joke in their inbox