“For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation”—
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. — “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via verthandi)
The wifi has decided that this is a great time to be fickle. I’ve got stressed college students coming up to me constantly asking how to fix it and I’m just like ahh shit I really don’t know all I do is turn it on and off angrily until it works…
Also there’s another orgo I exam tomorrow and all I hear is carbocations and epoxides and I just wanna be like NO MAN YOU GOTTA REMEMBER YOUR OXIDATION/REDUCTION, OZONOLYSIS, AND HIO4 GODDAMN.
“See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.”—
i could have told you organic chemistry sucks and i never took the class.
Hahhaa the whole world cringes at the word ‘organic chemistry’. Well, I like the class when I understand what’s going on. But being forced to memorize like 25-30 reactions sucks because I can’t just memorize stuff anymore, I have to know the the concept/mechanisms for them, so I’m technically trying to memorize 25-30 mechanisms that I half understand haha…
Give me another week and I’ll have them down lol. But noo gotta know them all by Wednesday