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When you’re reading this in the future, don’t forget. Don’t forget what it’s like to hit rock bottom. Don’t forget what it’s like to fail. I know that you probably have an infinite number of times since now. Take all of that anger and frustration and fear and shame, and turn it into something beautiful. Learn from your mistakes. Work hard, and success will be yours. You’re capable of success, you and I both know it. Deep down, you have always been programmed to succeed. It’s up to you now."
words to myself, 9/20/2012 (via leavinglanguage)
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leavinglanguage:

I don’t understand people who bash and disrespect their parents while they pay for their education, food, clothing, and basically entire life. the bare minimum you can do is offer them some modicum of respect in return. the. bare. minimum.

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a tribute to my immigrant parents

leavinglanguage:

I’ve never called anywhere but the United States of America my home. I’ve never called anywhere but the Midwest my home, actually. My parents though, they weren’t born here. They both emigrated – separately – from India in their early twenties for the chance at a higher education and a better…

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http://leavinglanguage.tumblr.com/post/88206953147/in-the-seventh-grade-i-kept-a-notebook-listing

leavinglanguage:

In the seventh grade, I kept a notebook listing all the books I read that year. In 365 days, I’d read 383 novels. Between that and the novel I wrote that spring, I probably learned the most about the world and about myself that year. I miss craving knowledge that much. It’s hard for me to focus…

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Coming out as a scholarship student at Columbia: Invisible labor and class lines
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kushandwizdom:

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fvckinbren:

I want this on my blog always.
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hitlervevo:

my social studies teacher once told us “human beings are the most selfish of all. even when someone dies, you shed tears only because they are no more around to provide you with whatever they had been for so long”

and it has been 3 years since she said this and this is still what i think about at night

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