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.
" 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
—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)