“239. That is the number of vacation days that our Congress will have in total at the end of this year. 435. That is the number of representatives we have at any given time. 174,000. That is the number of dollars EACH representative makes a year. 4,660,000,000. That is the number of dollars taken from our taxes in ONE year to pay for all of their benefits. These are the fucking moochers, not that poor kid that just bought a snickers bar with his food stamps.”—(via peachsss)
I don’t want to learn in a classroom anymore. I want to travel and talk to people and learn that way. I want to learn as I go, gathering knowledge and not being rigorously tested on it. I don’t want to lose passion in the things I like because of the worry of exams. I want to fuelled by snippets of knowledge I gain from people and be inquisitive. School has stolen my passion for the things I’m interested in and I hate it for that.
“Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living.”—Daniell Koepke (via onlinecounsellingcollege)