“In 1988, two psychologists published an article arguing that positive self-deception is a normal and advantageous part of most people’s life. It turns out people lie to themselves about three things: they view themselves in implausibly positive ways, they think they have far more control over their life’s than they actually do and they believe the future will be better than the evidence of the present can possibly justify. But we’re way beyond that now; we’re on the other side of that particular mirror.”
(via bokayjunkie)Source: mrdred
Sometimes, I wish I could ban my students from saying the word “gay” unless we’re specifically talking about homosexual people. Today one kid said that the ceiling was gay. Ceiling can’t be gay. Ceiling can’t even be straight. Ceiling is ceiling. Ceiling’s sexual preference is light bulb.
(via pizza)Source: dionthesocialist