Eating right is definitely HARDER than exercising.
Find someone who will change your life, not just your relationship status.– (via stevenrosas)
Rap has a bad reputation in white circles, where many people believe it consists...– Roger Ebert I liked him :( (via wretchedoftheearth)
Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the...– Albert Einstein (via sellyourcleverness)
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed...– Dream Hampton (via loveyourchaos)
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does...– Maya Angelou (via yogachocolatelove)
12-year-old girl: I don't want kids when I grow up.
Society: You'll change your mind when you get older. You're only 12. You're too young to know what you want.
16-year-old girl: I'm pregnant.
Society: How could you be so stupid? Do you know anything about safe sex? You should be ashamed.
20-year-old woman: I'm a single mother with an infant son.
Society: You should've gone to college first. You need a stable career before you can support a child.
33-year-old woman: I'm married and my spouse and I both have stable careers. I have two young daughters now.
Society: You're not staying home? Who's going to take care of them? You're just going to put them in day care while you work? That's selfish of you. You can't expect to raise decent kids with a full-time job.
45-year-old woman: I just had my first child.
Society: Why would you have a child when you're that old? Do you realize the health risks of being pregnant at your age? When your kid is a teenager you'll be a senior citizen. That's inconsiderate of you.
60-year-old woman: I haven't had any children.
Society: Your life must be so unfulfilling. Is there something wrong with you? Why didn't you want kids? How strange.
We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for...– Albert Einstein (via nevver)
The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you’re okay.– Unknown (via perfect)
Conversations with Father (about men & dating)
Me: I just watched a show about how successful (i.e. college educated) black women not getting married.
Him: Why is that a show? What's the problem? A black woman is better off by herself than with a black man that will bring her down. There's no point in getting married unless it's about mutual love and respect.
Me: Well a lot of the black men on the show said that the reason black women are single is because they expect too much.
Him: Psh. Black women do not expect too much! What is a black woman supposed to do? She is educated. She has her life in order. And she is supposed to get with any old man because he didn't get his life together but still feels he is entitled to any woman he wants?
Me: Well they said that you have to look at a man's potential.
Him: That's what they want you to think so that you don't require anything in actuality from them. You look at who a man is. Not who he says he will be.
Me: The show also talked about why a lot of men cheat. They said it's because women were not keeping them happy or not sexually doing what they want.
Him: That's ridiculous. There's no reason for anybody to cheat. If a man is grounded then he will love his partner enough not to cheat.
Me: They also said that you need to make a man feel like a man.
Him: If I am a man then why would I need a woman to make me feel like a man?
Me: I don't know.
Him: A real man does not need a woman to make him feel like a man. He is a man, isn't he? Men who say that have an inferiority complex.
Me: Well they were saying that they need to feel like they wear the pants in the relationship.
Him: Look. A man does not feel threatened by anyone unless he does not have his own life together. And in that case he will be threatened whether a woman lays down and lets him walk all over him or if she makes more money or anything else.
miguu: some people, when they hear your story, contract. others, upon hearing your story, expand. and this is how you know.
Sooo I'm suppose to be doing this writing thing,...
There are no happy endings in love, only tolerability and contentment. It sounds awfully jaded I know but a lesson I learned early on in my life. Sure you have those folks that believe in fairy tales and happily ever after but they’re deluded and brainwashed for the most part. Stay with me for a while, at an early age we’re given this notion a man loves a woman. The movies say so, so...
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via rsvnr)