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When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.

—Haruki Murakami (via felicefawn)

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

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Our skewed paper chase society

" Stanford University social psychologist Mark Lepper has blamed the schools for the many students who underachieve. Lepper believes that students are born with the potential to become lifelong learners, but our education system turns learning into a rat race for gold stars, grades, and other exrinsic rewards, In schools the natural joy of learning is replaced with the drudgery of working for grades and diplomas. If schools would educate students without tests, grades, and deadlines, the students’ natural curiosity would flourish, and they would learn much more than they do now. "
Society needs to calm down and stop all these comparisons, after getting a diploma or degree, they will start comparing what you are working as, how much you earn, what car you drive, what house you live in, even after you are successful they will start comparing their kids to yours and the vicious cycle goes go. Fuck normality & society

toska [tohs-kah]

noun. A Russian word. Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: ‘No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.’ (via oedameux)

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