It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt (via hqlines)
John’s parents sent him this quote, framed, in the mail, after he lost a campaign. Despite his parents being devout Democrats. I remember telling him, “Your parents love you. Be thankful and call them.” and he shrugged it off.
here it is guys. here is the whole thing, and here’s my little addition:
I actually agree with FCKH8 on this. There was no explanation as to why asexuality is an identity. They didn’t deny that asexual people exist either, they simply stated that bisexuality, lesbianism, homosexuality, and transgenders deal with people who do have sex. (At the same time, being trans also deals with identity and isn’t primarily about sexual partners)
Coming out to your family as gay, lesbian, or trans is easily somethingthat would garner more lashback than saying “I’m not sexually attracted to anyone.” Know why? Because those homophobic people who would call bi, gay, lesbian and trans people sinners would either encourage asexuality or believe that the asexual person just “hadn’t found the right one yet.”
Asexuality isn’t something you’d have to hide like you would bisexuality, lesbianism, homosexuality or your transgender identity. Go home and quit trying to get undeserved attention.
is every time my friend gets stop to be told off by some white person, very rudely, how his tattoo of a dreamcatcher is racist and insensitive to the Native American people and should removed/apologize/be ashamed.
He is Native American and they confuse him for Mexican every time, and he just states “But I got this at the reservation I lived in for 15 YEARS.” and proceeds to falsely place a curse of his ancestors on them.