I punched a guy bc he was making rape jokes and one of the things he said was “what’s the difference between yes and no? Nothing” so I asked him if he’d care if I punched him in the face and he said yes but I did it anyway since there’s no difference between yes and no and that’s the story of how I gave someone a bloody nose
Can We All Just Applaud This Person?
"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
YES OH MY GOSH. I had this teacher who always said that “kids cause their own problems” and kids “have mental illnesses because they allow themselves to decline in knowledge.” I like the one where he told me that since I have ADHD I’m going to go know where with my life.
It was incredible when I grew up and discovered that working full-time in an office was easier than being at school. Aside from the type of work and the fact that nobody expected me to learn new shit every day and create long-term projects from scratch (which, okay, might vary depending on which job you want, but at least you can potentially find a job that doesn’t have that), there were several things that were suddenly allowed:
- i could go to that bathroom at any time without asking
- i didn’t have any homework due the next day
- no one could force me to stay late
- if i felt sick i could just go home
- i could choose when i had days off
- i could leave during lunch if i wanted
- i could have drinks and snacks at my desk
- if i got sick, rather than needing a doctor’s note verifying that i WAS sick, i needed a doctor’s note verifying that i was healthy enough to work (and then only if it was several days)
- if i was running late i could call and tell them and not be punished
- i could talk to people while i worked (as long as i wasn’t talking to customers)
- i was just generally an adult and an equal—even my bosses treated me like a person instead of just ordering me to do stuff
i realize, of course, that this is not true for all jobs—working as a waitress in particular had more school-like rules. but i’m struggling now to break old habits, like waiting for a break to use the bathroom if i really need to go, or working through my breaks if something wasn’t finished (i had to have someone tell me i am legally required to take breaks before i did this with any consistency), or actually taking care of myself when i was sick. because at school i was expected to just keep going through all of it, and if i didn’t then i got punished.
and to top it all off, this work actually PAYS me. and i get paid the same for the same number of hours; there’s no grading system telling me that my four hours put into one project is only worth about half of what i was supposed to get.
when i was younger i had a really bad fear of vampires when i was going to sleep so my older brother gave me a watch that he set to like 8 hours ahead so that it was always daytime on the watch when i was asleep and he told me it would confuse the vampires and they would think it was daytime and get scared of the sun and leave me alon
Your brother is the best
best valentine ever omg
A) there are no way those nuggets are hot and cold mcnuggets cannot be saved
B) that’s worth two dollars
C) where have those sticks been you don’t know what kind of bacteria is on them
Conclusion: you got ripped off
Things I Learned from Harry Potter:
- Cats can’t read maps or signs
- There’s no post on Sundays
- You can’t cancel Quidditch
- None of the above applies to Minerva McGonagall
benedict cumberbatch harasses a black youth
this is the fifth time I’ve reblogged this i don’t care
no new leaf screen shot can beat this. It’s fact.
Honda’s robot ASIMO was at the International Auto show showing off new skills, and yeah, that’s sign-language. The dexterity is glorious.