[licks popsicle seductively] yeah big boy this isn’t the only thing i can suck [winks] [lowers voice] i also suck at life
i don’t think i’ve ever agreed with anything more than what this man is saying
watch this. seriously
yes yes yes yes yes
this is amazing
this guy is so sick
I needed this right now. Anyone taking finals needs this right now.
I’m about to turn 30. I could have been valedictorian when I graduated High School but I was too lazy to complete the forms. I have a Bachelor’s from DeVry, where I left with an average 3.2 carrying an average course load of 18 credit hours (peak 24, nadir 14). I also have an Associate’s from a local college, and I am Phi Theta Kappa there.
Here’s what I can tell you.
No employer has ever asked for my GPA. No employer ever gave a SHIT about my grades. DeVry only cared about my ACT score, and my Bachelor’s lost me jobs because I was “overqualified”. Now that I’m using my Associate’s, no one cares about my grades, or degree. My employer cares about A) my hours, B) my practical quals.
Unless you’re pushing for the Ivy League, no one is going to care about your grades. Ever. Amen. So I say to you this: 3.0 or above works for most but honestly, just get a good score on your ACT or SAT (and remember, you can retake it!). College is not a guarantee of a good life or even a paycheck. If anything it’s a near-guarantee of crippling debt.
THAT DOES NOT MEAN DO NOT GO, but for god’s sake do your research on your degree. Know what to expect. Colleges are marketing departments and will tell you sweet lies to get your money because college doesn’t care and won’t coddle you.
DO SOMETHING THAT YOU LOVE. Find a way to make money in a way that you enjoy. It might not be the thing you enjoy most, but if you like it and it pays for what you enjoy most, well. That might be good enough.
Read. Travel. Take risks. Fuck up, try again. But enjoy it.
- unexpected kindness in strangers
- the rest of the world to travel
- languages to learn
- animals to take care of
- volunteer work to do
- the power of a good night’s rest
- the changing of seasons
- infinite things to learn
- billions of people to meet and possibly love
- billions of people who might love you back
our world is kind of awful
No. Our world is great. For every one person that plants a bomb, you have hundreds more running a marathon. For every one person that makes a joke about the dead and dying, you have thousands more donating blood, offering prayers, and volunteering their time. Things like this are the fault of single individuals who make violent, loud statements. We just have to make sure that the statements of the good are louder.
This is where somebody’s body language confirms or emphasizes what they are saying. For example, if someone says they are bored, adding in a ‘sigh’ really shows or confirms that they are bored. More examples might be when someone talks about something exciting happening and they jump up and down or when they talk about something really funny and they grin or laugh out loud. Affirming non-verbals validates what they are saying as real.
Opposite of reinforcing or confirming a non-verbal is when somebody’s verbal statements and behaviors are in contradiction. For example, when someone says they are fine, but they are frowning or crying. More examples are when someone says they are happy, but they say it with a neutral face or when someone tease another person but smiles.
Sometimes, someone may not say anything and communicate a lot through non-verbals. For example, they may be silent when you ask them how their day went. The silence is the non-verbal meaning to tell you that their day didn’t go so well, that they don’t really want to talk about it, or that something else is going on for them. Other examples are like non-verbal signs such as the thumps up, thumps down, or hand waving where you don’t really need to say anything and the message is clear.
This is sort of similar to ‘affirming non-verbals,’ but the difference is that they not only validate what someone says, but add another message on top of that. For example, when someone says they are upset about something and punches or slaps the table, they are saying that they are also really angry.
This is sort of similar to ‘affirming non-verbals’ as well except it’s really used to reinforce or increase the intensity of an expressed emotion. For example, when little kids cry louder and louder to show that they are really upset or in pain.
I’m currently taking a course with onlinecounsellingcollege.tumblr.com and learning this stuff. If you guys like to know more about the course, message me and I’ll refer you to onlinecounsellingcollege.tumblr.com.
In addition, here are two more links to learn about body language:
1. What are your attractive body language? (survey)
2. What your body language says to others? (information)
the bottom line here is that i love learning but i hate school because school drains everything good from you and replaces it with anxiety and depression and feelings of inadequacy in people that are incredible and talented and skilled
I have been LOOKING for this post for SO LONG cause I wanted to watch Wish Upon a Star again! :D But I only have internet when I’m at Starbucks and I don’t really want to watch a movie here, so I’m attempting to load all 9 parts in different tabs so I can watch it when I get home. We’ll see how it goes.
MY LIFE IS COMPLETE AND JUST SO MAGICAL RIGHT NOW
Thomas Lawrence, Leopold I of Belgium