If you’re reading this, you’re a wonderful person and your smile is worth protecting. Have a good morning/day/evening/night.
I’m here in character and out to help you smile.
pacific rim: a summer blockbuster in which empathy is more important than physical brawn, in which defending the lives of innocent civilians is more important than a demonstration of military might, in which a woman of color is given a complex arc and backstory, and in which a scientist with a disability helps save the world.
i found some wee babs today (a species of glass snail as far as i know)
i dont mind at all uuu
"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 YES YES YES YES
*AGGRESSIVELY RECOMMENDS ORPHAN BLACK TO EVERYBODY I MEET*
i made a graph of my personality
i’ve realized something
the vocal bigots on tumblr are so vocal only because
for once in their life
cishet white is not a glaring majority
and they are utterly, genuinely frightened of that
Dont bodyshame or fatshame and then pass it off as being nice or respectful. I dont care how you phrase your bullshit, it still reeks.