“‘I love you’ means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. ‘I love you’ means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same way for me.”—Jonathan Safran Foer (via psych-quotes)
“If you know what your goals are, and the steps to reach those goals, then everything you do from now until then will have a meaning. The problem is then not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ those goals will be achieved.”—
For exams/midterms studying tips. Studying involves a lot of planning. Identifying the tasks you need to do (i.e reading the required chapters, doing the required questions, reading the lectures, repeating that twice or thrice etc). Once you lay out the goals and steps in objective ways, you can then tackle one task at a time until you get there.
“We can all see how other people’s Belief System makes them blind and ‘stupid’ at times, but we find it very hard to notice how our own BS is doing the same to us. This is what anthropologists call ‘acculturalization.’ Following Gurdjieff, I prefer to call it hypnosis… Every politician knows how to induce hypnosis, and very damned few people on the whole planet know how to de-hypnotize themselves. The world is not governed by facts or logic. It is governed by Belief Systems.”—Robert Anton Wilson (via heartmindspirit)