have you ever had to restart a song because you spaced out and weren’t appreciating it enough
The Why Writing Is So Hard field of psychology is very interesting to me.
gpoy. fuck “natural talent” in its eyeball.
I had natural talent. And I am the worst procrastinator. Fortunately, there are Deadlines.
I think I’d read this before, but this part just grabbed me:
“The kids who race ahead in the readers without much supervision get praised for being smart,” says Dweck. “What are they learning? They’re learning that being smart is not about overcoming tough challenges. It’s about finding work easy. When they get to college or graduate school and it starts being hard, they don’t necessarily know how to deal with that.”
That was me, through and through, and I’m not even a millenial.
“The kids who race ahead in the readers without much supervision get praised for being smart,” says Dweck. “What are they learning? They’re learning that being smart is not about overcoming tough challenges. It’s about finding work easy.”
::sighs in recognition::
Talent is not enough. You have to put in the work, too.
That mindset is still fucking me up on a regular basis. No tools for shit that doesn’t come naturally. It’s either easy (and thus, in my head, not particularly valuable) or a tangle of frustration, tears and rage. Which is SUPER NOT PROFESSIONAL, y’all.
The only thing that saved me from failing horribly in uni (because my public school teachers didn’t challenge me much in my areas of talent and interest) was my hunger to learn. I didn’t learn that from school, where they were just pleased that my work made sense and followed the rubric- I learned that from my parents.
Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.
blows my mind that women are considered shrill and whiny when all i have to do is insinuate that male feelings are not my #1 priority at all times and every indignant male in a 500 mile radius comes out of the woodwork to let me know how they feel
I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more
my little cousin got bit by a house spider and she was crying so i went to get some stuff to soothe and numb it but before i could even walk out the door i heard her quietly whisper ‘i can’t handle the responsibility of being spiderman’