Always surround yourself with people who lift you up, rather than hold you down.
All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.
I’ve always loved to learn. I’ve always enjoyed school, and it might have gotten me into trouble with my peers and that sort of nature. A lot of it was both my parents were in...
…the presence of others has become even more intolerable to me, their conversation most of all. Oh, how it all annoys and exasperates me: their attitudes, their manners, their whole way of being! The people...
Over the years most of my peers had come to hate me—I never understood why. I guess I was just different and, like dogs, they could smell it. So I never had many friends.
People respond more to the authority of status, than the authority of truth.
But there were certain moments in life that forever defined one as a person – in one’s own estimation, anyway. And one’s own self esteem, when all was said and done, was of far more...
Writing is such a solitary occupation that it takes a long time to build up a group of professional peers with whom you genuinely identify.
My wit is only as stupid as the audience.
Stupidity is much the same all the world over. A stupid person’s notions and feelings may confidently be inferred from those which prevail in the circle by which the person is surrounded. Not so with...
—John Stuart Mill
Stop expecting the world to affirm you as a person. Half of the world will like you and the other half will hate you, despite what you say or do. Christ knew this truth, but...
—Shannon L. Alder
The group of stupid people collectively treats or makes an intelligent amongst them look like duffer and a fool living in a big network of enlightened minds even starts behaving sensibly in life.
If I had been armed with a feminist understanding that no girl deserves to be called a slut, perhaps I would have fought back by reporting the harassment to my school’s headmistress or another school...
I want you to stop being subhuman and become ‘yourself’. ‘Yourself,’ I say. Not the newspaper you read, not your vicious neighbor’s opinion, but ‘yourself.’ I know, and you don’t, what you really are deep...
As long as we don’t get turned into something that looks more like high school, more like everybody else and less like us, I’ll be okay.
No one can escape slavery; we are all slaves in some regards. We are slaves to our parent’s expectations. We are slaves to the pressures of our peers. We are slaves to our own ideologies...
This exceptional rating from Charity Navigator differentiates United Way of Forsyth County from its peers and proves that it’s worthy of the public’s trust.
Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be...
It was because someone who was a real friend was having the exact same feelings I was having, about something that was more important to me than anything else. I bet there are people who...
We are happy to announce that The Billings Food Bank has earned a 4-star rating for its ability to efficiently allocate and grow its finances. Less than a quarter of the charities we’ve rated have...
Al Gore Jr. acted with honor and conviction in volunteering for service in a war he despised. … To save the seat of his father — a political warrior in the cause of peace —...
There is no gesture more devastating than the back turning away.
My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication–it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness–it is all that I have–and when the drugs and...
Most parents are not really ‘supportive’ because they want their kid(s) to succeed; they ‘support’ their kid(s) as an attempt to avoid appearing to have bred a failure, or, failures … in the eyes of...
We have reached the point of saturation – a vicious revolving door of never-ending seasons. Children can’t even take a couple of months’ hiatus from a sport for fear of falling behind their peers and...
I overcame adversity throughout the year. Even though we didn’t meet a lot of our team goals, my peers recognized me as one of the best. It was so rewarding.
We have reached the point of saturation a vicious revolving door of never-ending seasons. Children can’t even take a couple of months’ hiatus from a sport for fear of falling behind their peers and being...
The way to God is not vertically up. Never down. It is horizontal. Love lights up much of the path.
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