19 Sobering Truths About Friendship You Need To Accept In Your 20s

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. The people who you thought would be there for you when it counted are not always going to be there. Sometimes because they quite literally cannot be there, other times because they just don’t want to (anymore).

2. The same will go for you – you’re not always going to (want to) be there for people who need you too.

3. Some of your friends will be more successful than you. And you will be more successful than some of your friends. And this will change over time depending on everyone’s life situation, path, and sheer dumb luck.

4. You will feel like people you’ve known for years don’t know you at all anymore (and you don’t know them either). You will also feel like people you’ve met for five minutes just “get you.” And it’ll be a strange, complex feeling you’re not quite sure how to handle all…

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16 Things I Want The Love Of My Life To Know

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Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 2.31.16 PM1. When people talk about their partners and spouses (future and current) they usually want them to know that it’s forever, no matter what. I want you to know that I don’t care about forever. I want you for as long as I’m meant to have you. I will love you every moment I’m able to because I’ll never pretend I have forever to do so.

2. You won’t always come first, but that doesn’t mean you’re not the most important person in my life. Real love isn’t about dropping everything in pursuit of one another, it’s about wanting to pay the bills and keep food on the table and save for the future and maintain your sanity so you can be wholly yourself. You don’t deserve less than that.

3. There’s really only one thing that matters, and it’s that every day we make the conscious choice to love each other. You teach me…

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To The One I Haven’t Met Yet

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

My mind tends to wander and ends up back on the thought of you more often than it should. I imagine the beat of your heart, the smell of your skin, the sound of your voice. I think about the way you laugh, the curve of your smile, all while thinking that I can’t wait to know you. 

I don’t know who you are yet. I might know your name, and I might know your face, but I don’t know you. I mean, the real you. The you who will tell me your hopes and dreams. The you who will trust me enough to share with me your biggest fears and toughest failures. The you that isn’t afraid to show emotion, the you that doesn’t feel the need to wear a mask with me. The you you’ve been holding back from everyone else, the you you’ve been waiting to share…

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14 Signs You’re An Old Soul

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1. You tend to think a lot about everything. You’re always finding deeper meaning in your relationships, simple interactions with strangers, and in the world around you.

2. You enjoy solitude and use it as a time to reflect on your life and everything going on in it. You continually seek out higher understanding and are incredibly introspective about life.

3. You’ve always had maturity far beyond your years. When you were a child people commented on how mature you were and you probably enjoyed sitting at the adult’s table as opposed to the children’s table. It’s not that you couldn’t have fun being a kid, it’s just that sometimes you thought the adult conversations were far more interesting.

4. You take pleasure in simple things like drinking coffee and reading the news, having breakfast with friends, cooking a great meal, or reading a good book.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Variety Show on Pivot Values Creatives as Well as Audience

Originally posted on Variety:

Variety series “HitRecord on TV,” the latest offering from Participant Media’s Pivot network, has taken a particularly nuanced and sophisticated approach to digital literacy, forging a path to pay for online-sourced television content even as it entertains its audience of savvy millennials.

Created by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the show bows Jan. 18. Each episode boasts a specific theme, and features shorts, songs and animated clips created via hitRECord, the collaborative global online community of artists founded by Gordon-Levitt. The show’s premiere episode, for example, includes a short starring Elle Fanning that includes animation, voiceover, music and editing all created by hitRECord members through hundreds of contributions.

Gordon-Levitt established the shingle (which he called an “open collaborative”) in 2005, and today hitRECord invites scribes, musicians, illustrators, photographers and others to share their content online, with the shingle helping to distribute some of the works through film fests, music tours and publishing deals…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone At Least Once In Your Life

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1. You will meet amazing people.

While traveling with friends or a significant other can be a lot of fun, traveling solo for a certain amount of time can prove to be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do because of the great people you’ll meet.

When we travel with friends or a partner, we tend to stick to that little group of familiar faces and even though you’ll meet new people, the dynamics and interactions won’t be as deep and fulfilling. While you’re on your own on the road, you’re much more eager to meet travel buddies, team up with other travelers and generally reach out more in order to socialize.

2. The overwhelming sense of absolute freedom.

When you travel on your own and you start meeting people and making awesome friends, you’ll probably team up with travel buddies…

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Monogamy is unnatural

Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:

Monogamous marriages are unnatural. On this, I agree with the emailer below.

Now, behold these enlightening thoughts that I found in my inbox this morning:

Greetings Mr. Walsh,

I am a college professor, author, and researcher. It was obvious to me before you ever stated it that you are a man of little education and limited intelligence. Still, I commend your newfound fame and congratulate you on the enormous amounts of money you must be making.

[Five more sentences of insults and pretentious self-aggrandizement]

…You have become a hot topic in some of my classes and this very much worries me. It wasn’t until your name came up for a fifth time that I decided to investigate you. Your prose are rife with fallacies and Neanderthalic musings, so I could easily disembowel and discredit any part of it. But I’d like to concentrate on what seems to be your most common themes:…

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“In every report we have shown how strong the Filipino people are”

Originally posted on Anderson Cooper 360:

Anderson addresses criticism from Korina Sanchez. She’s a radio broadcaster in the Philippines and also the wife of the country’s Interior Minister. She reportedly claimed Anderson said he had seen no presence of the Filipino government on the ground in Tacloban. Anderson talks about the relief response he saw during his time in the hard-hit city and describes the extensive work that still needs to be done. Anderson also pays tribute to the strength of the people he met there.

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18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there’s a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have a great day and writing it on a note and leaving it next to their bed.

2. Savoring time to do nothing. Taking a cue from pre-industrialized society and cultures that enjoy siestas and long, drawn-out, sit-down teas that serve no other purpose than to spend time enjoying the time you have.

3. Thinking before responding. We’ve become too conditioned to require things immediately. Someone asks a question, and we have to respond that second. Such was not the case before instant messaging and comment threads. A sign of true intelligence and confidence, I think, is someone who…

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Disney orders ‘Girl Meets World’

Originally posted on The Marquee Blog:

It’s official, Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence are back.

Today, the Disney Channel ordered “Girl Meets World,” a comedy series for families from the executive producer of “Boy Meets World,” Michael Jacobs. Production for the series is set to start this summer in Los Angeles and will premiere on Disney in 2014.

Photos: ‘Boy Meets World’ where are they now?

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