- But if I was a small bird who could at least fly low outside the cage, that would be enough for me.
- Fall down seven times stand up eight.
- vip. cassie. shawol. exotic. epik high. sherlocked. potterhead.
Katie - 17 - senior
- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via soulmonstar)
I’m posting this because I keep seeing the news saying “it could take months/years to recover the flight data and voice recorders”, but I have seen nothing about information recovered from social networking profiles. This link includes the name, age, and nationality of every passenger on the flight. Even the smallest clues on their social networking profiles could lead to something.
last night my parents and i were talking about how much med school would cost ($77K/year ha haha aahhahaha drowning in loans is imminent), the reaction of one of my dad’s friends to the news (“but what if she fails?!”), and the general cost cutting my parents will have to do in the next decade or so just made me fully grasp how much i can’t fail and how much money all of this is. for me, saving two years of penn state tuition ($32K/year why no scholarships why w h y) by finishing in 6 years more than outweighs the cons of not having the ability to do study abroad or major in a history or english. but not gonna lie, it’s sorta depressing knowing that instead of traveling to different countries/understanding a different culture, much of my early 20s will be spent stressing and studying in a library, and i won’t have the resources to go to nepal/spain/china/korea/africa until i at least finish residency. but on the positive side, medicine is amazing, watching pediatricians every wednesday only affirms that this is what i want to do for the rest of my life, this program is an incredible opportunity that i’d be an idiot to give up, penn state is a really fun school with THON and parties and lots of amazing people, and at least i’m going to be going to med school in a beautiful city w/ lots of yummy food and endless things to do in my scant free time (philly i fell in love with u at first sight).
- Rudy Akbarian (via daliapandagail)
- globally, 77,600,000 girls do not attend school
- there are 33,000,000 fewer girls than boys in primary education
- girls with secondary education are 6 times less likely to be married as children
- a girl with 7 years of schooling in the developing world will have 2.2 fewer children
- a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
- two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of illiterate youth, are female
- literate mothers are twice as likely to immunize their children and send them to school
- a girl who completes basic education is 3 times less likely to contract HIV
- a girl earns 20% more as an adult for every additional year of education she receives
- a nation’s GDP rises an average of 3% when 10% more its girls attend school
- less than 2% of international development funds are specifically allocated to girls
- school is not free in over 50 countries
photos: (1) malala yousafza before addressing the un; (2) joey l. of a school for the hamar tribe in ethiopia; (3) beawiharta in jakarta of students who risk life crossing a collpased bridge to get to school; (4) muhammed muheisen in pakistan; (5) altaf gadri of an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; (6) paula bronstein of burmese refugees in thailand at a school in their refugee camp; (7) daniel leong mun sung in cambodia; (8) per anders pettersson, uganda; (9) lana slezic in afghanistan; (10) roberto schmidt in afghanistan, where acid attacks and poisoning of water by the taliban is on the increase at schools for girls. (stats)
- Zelda to Scott, 1931 (via man-of-prose)
You must see with eyes unclouded by hate. See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.