A Swimmer and a Gentleman

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when you’re younger, being smart and being able to pass classes easily without studying is not a good thing

because then when you hit a point where you do have to study for classes, you have no idea how to study

And then you end up sitting staring at your book for 2 hours thinking to yourself: Maybe if I sleep on it some sort of book osmosis will occur and I’ll absorb the information from my book into my mind

And then you cry.

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can we start a club for teenagers who were constantly complimented on their intelligence when they were younger and are now having trouble coping with the realization that they’re actually of average intellect at best

and are now struggling to find a sense of self because they grew up believing their intelligence was their one defining asset

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[Blue draws us] into the wild blue yonder, into the deep blue sea. It is not quite of earth, this blue, which apart from sea and sky is the rarest colour in nature… Blue is linked with eternity, the beyond, supernatural beauty, religious transcendence, the spiritual and mental as contrasted with the emotional and physical and with detachment from the earthly… At the same time, blue feels cold. It cools and calms. It is the colour of moonlight. Blue light slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and retards the growth of plants. It is the colour of bruises, melancholy, isolation… Psychologically, blue can be seen as midway between black despair and the white of hope and clarity, suggesting a state of reflection and detachment. Linked to shadows and darkness, blue brings depth.
The Book of Symbols (via posh-lost)