“It’s easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you’d be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it’s lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul.”—Sherrilyn Kenyon (via sufficeee)
How to be Smarter: You are always in a position to negotiate. Never believe that what someone else says absolutely goes–there is always a middle to be met at, and concessions to be made on both sides. If you think there is no room to negotiate, the other side has already won.
How to be Smarter: Take a piece of paper, and follow it in half down the middle. On the top of one side put “Love,” and at the top of the other column put “Don’t Love.” Write down all the things you are loving about your life in the first column, and on the other side, write down all the…
Reading “The Help” reminded me of this KPL event we hosted maybe 2 years ago where we shared stories about being Asian Americans and being women. About what our dreams were as children, what we respected in people, etc etc. I always forget how much everyone has in common until someone mentions something small and someone else can relate. Or how appearances don’t say it all.
Wise point from my roomie S -> Everyone convenes in Boston for college, but sooner or later, we all disperse. We go where the job is, we go back to where we can live rent free at home, we go somewhere for grad school, or we just go to a place that’s more affordable to live in than the middle of Boston. We all just go!
Does going to school in Boston make it more or less appealing a place to stay post-grad? Does 5 or 6 years of school here make you want to go somewhere else for a change of scenery or does it make it feel like home? But we all left home more or less to come here, is it time we all went our way again?
One of my pet peeves is getting told I look tired. Gee, thanks. I think I’m just not very facially expressive (even when I think I am =( …back to trying to smile all the time). Ironically (?) I’ve been told I look wide awake when I’ve gotten no sleep.