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humansofnewyork:

"When I got accepted into the Master’s program at the University of Damascus, it felt like the whole world was in my hands. For the last three weeks before the exam, I studied for 20 hours every day. My eyes got so tired and swollen that I could not see the letters anymore. So when I heard that I passed, I felt that nothing was impossible. All my friends and family were surrounding me and kissing me.""How did you celebrate?""Well, we were poor. So I bought a Pepsi to share with my friends." (Erbil, Iraq)

humansofnewyork:

"When I got accepted into the Master’s program at the University of Damascus, it felt like the whole world was in my hands. For the last three weeks before the exam, I studied for 20 hours every day. My eyes got so tired and swollen that I could not see the letters anymore. So when I heard that I passed, I felt that nothing was impossible. All my friends and family were surrounding me and kissing me."
"How did you celebrate?"
"Well, we were poor. So I bought a Pepsi to share with my friends." 
(Erbil, Iraq)

Reblogged from vacilandoelmundo

vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.

(via travelthisworld)

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

“I was a young, lily-white liberal who majored in social work. I imagined myself as a Dorothea Dix type figure, who was going to save the world. Then I graduated and learned about bureaucracy. So I lowered my goals, and just tried to help a couple of people every day.”

YUUUUUP.

humansofnewyork:

“I was a young, lily-white liberal who majored in social work. I imagined myself as a Dorothea Dix type figure, who was going to save the world. Then I graduated and learned about bureaucracy. So I lowered my goals, and just tried to help a couple of people every day.”

YUUUUUP.

Reblogged from reasonsmykidissmiling
reasonsmysoniscrying:

reasonsmykidissmiling:

Submitted By: Jake and TracyLocation: Kansas, United States

Please excuse this non-crying but shamelessly adorable post.

reasonsmysoniscrying:

reasonsmykidissmiling:

Submitted By: Jake and Tracy
Location: Kansas, United States

Please excuse this non-crying but shamelessly adorable post.

Reblogged from libutron
libutron:

Yellow land snail | ©Arthur Anker
Tangkoko Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

libutron:

Yellow land snail | ©Arthur Anker

Tangkoko Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"I’m trying to distance myself from the idea that youth is the best time of life, because a lot of my friends are really anxious about growing older. I’m studying classical drawing, which helps. It really slows things down. We can work an entire month on a single drawing. And I don’t plan on reaching my peak before the age of fifty."

Sorry, catching up on my HONY and there are SO MANY GEMS!

humansofnewyork:

"I’m trying to distance myself from the idea that youth is the best time of life, because a lot of my friends are really anxious about growing older. I’m studying classical drawing, which helps. It really slows things down. We can work an entire month on a single drawing. And I don’t plan on reaching my peak before the age of fifty."

Sorry, catching up on my HONY and there are SO MANY GEMS!

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

LET ME GRAB THIS MEGAPHONE FOR YOU RIGHT HERE…

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

LET ME GRAB THIS MEGAPHONE FOR YOU RIGHT HERE…

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"When I told my mom that I was going to rehab, she was about to catch a flight to her 40th High School Reunion. I told her: ‘I guess you won’t be bragging about me to your friends.’ She said: ‘Actually, I’ve never been prouder of you.’"

BABY!

humansofnewyork:

"When I told my mom that I was going to rehab, she was about to catch a flight to her 40th High School Reunion. I told her: ‘I guess you won’t be bragging about me to your friends.’ She said: ‘Actually, I’ve never been prouder of you.’"

BABY!

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"He can tell you things that happened two or three years ago. He can tell you the five largest moons of Saturn, and the distance from the Earth to the Sun. He can recite songs word for word. But early on, we noticed that he’d get very emotional around loud noises— like a blow dryer or loud birthday parties. He’d also get overwhelmed around things in motion. He had a very bad experience in an inflatable jumper at a party. We noticed these things early, identified that he was on the autism spectrum, and got him in therapy. We’ve been working hard on it with intensive therapy from a very young age, and we’re so much better. We still have some issues, but I think we’re outgrowing the symptoms. I tell everyone who will listen: ‘Early intervention, early intervention, early intervention.’"

humansofnewyork:

"He can tell you things that happened two or three years ago. He can tell you the five largest moons of Saturn, and the distance from the Earth to the Sun. He can recite songs word for word. But early on, we noticed that he’d get very emotional around loud noises— like a blow dryer or loud birthday parties. He’d also get overwhelmed around things in motion. He had a very bad experience in an inflatable jumper at a party. We noticed these things early, identified that he was on the autism spectrum, and got him in therapy. We’ve been working hard on it with intensive therapy from a very young age, and we’re so much better. We still have some issues, but I think we’re outgrowing the symptoms. I tell everyone who will listen: ‘Early intervention, early intervention, early intervention.’"

Reblogged from reasonsmysoniscrying
reasonsmysoniscrying:

My friend Michelle is visiting her niece and nephew. Only one of them is currently covered in chocolate.

HAHAHAAAA!

reasonsmysoniscrying:

My friend Michelle is visiting her niece and nephew. Only one of them is currently covered in chocolate.

HAHAHAAAA!

Commuting With Indie

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Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"He’s always supported a sense of independence in me.""How has he done that?""By letting me do what I damn well please."

Haha!

humansofnewyork:

"He’s always supported a sense of independence in me."
"How has he done that?"
"By letting me do what I damn well please."

Haha!

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humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""Just because you admire someone, doesn’t mean you have to try to be like them.""Who’s someone you admired that you tried to be like?""For a few weeks I was wearing the same brands as this skater named Kevin Bradley. And some of my friends were making fun of me for it. They were like: ‘Why are you neckin’ Kevin Bradley?’ And I thought about it, and I realized that it was stupid to try to be like someone else. Because I’m cool enough myself."

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Just because you admire someone, doesn’t mean you have to try to be like them."
"Who’s someone you admired that you tried to be like?"
"For a few weeks I was wearing the same brands as this skater named Kevin Bradley. And some of my friends were making fun of me for it. They were like: ‘Why are you neckin’ Kevin Bradley?’ And I thought about it, and I realized that it was stupid to try to be like someone else. Because I’m cool enough myself."

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"I’d say 20 percent of the people sleeping at my shelter want to improve their condition, and become self-supporting. Another 30 percent are mentally unstable. And it seems the other 50 percent have just grown comfortable with being taken care of, and don’t have any plans beyond smoking or drinking. It’s this last 50 percent that make it so difficult for the 20 percent of us who really want to change our lives. But they actually motivate me. Because I never want to be like them."

Push on brother.

humansofnewyork:

"I’d say 20 percent of the people sleeping at my shelter want to improve their condition, and become self-supporting. Another 30 percent are mentally unstable. And it seems the other 50 percent have just grown comfortable with being taken care of, and don’t have any plans beyond smoking or drinking. It’s this last 50 percent that make it so difficult for the 20 percent of us who really want to change our lives. But they actually motivate me. Because I never want to be like them."

Push on brother.

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"I’m over-invested in my children’s happiness, so it’s hard to relax. And I’ve got a musician son who thinks he can only be creative if he’s unhappy."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m over-invested in my children’s happiness, so it’s hard to relax. And I’ve got a musician son who thinks he can only be creative if he’s unhappy."