|Learn a language and meet people|
So, should you learn to love yourself – or learn German?
Learning a second language can potentially bring you more friends, ways to travel and better job opportunities: interpreters and translators are among the top five fastest-growing occupations. (Time June 2014)
Working behind the bar of his dads’s country pub, writer Chapman Pincher says he learned “the art of easy conversation with men of all ages and ranks”.
She expected it to come to her as all things had come to her hitherto, by virtue of the stationary magnetism of her physical beauty. (Patrick Hamilton)
Millie is an irritant female who seems to never shut her mouth and bothers people who are not interested in her. The reason for this is that she is so lonely that she intrudes in other peoples lives and as a consequence is ignored by them. (imdb comment on Three Women)
When a teacher relinquishes control you are unlikely to have a blossoming of freedom and democracy. Rather, one of the students is likely to start running the show; a student who is feared by the others and who has less benign intent than the teacher. (Harry Webb, Web of Substance)
If they attack one personally, it means they have not a single argument left. (Mrs Thatcher, paraphrase)
When people don't like themselves very much, they have to make up for it. The classic bully was actually a victim first. (Tom Hiddleston)
Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others. (Paramhansa Yogananda)
I realized that bullying never has to do with you. It's the bully who's insecure. (Shay Mitchell)
Neither defendants nor amici cite any evidence or even develop a cogent argument to support their belief that allowing same-sex couples to marry somehow will lead to the de-valuing of children in marriage or have some other adverse effect on the marriage of heterosexual couples. (US District Judge Barbara Crabb)
The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it. (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
A recent Columbia grad says she’s noticed recurring themes in the conversations she has with friends about “being an adult,” the definition of which is “murky at best, but loosely includes holding down a job, paying your own bills, and owning Real Kitchen Appliances.” (lifehack.org)
More here, and links to the rest.