8 Quotes That Give A New Perspective

8 Quotes That Give A New Perspective

Some quotes that may open your mind to something magnificent.
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Quotes are something many people live by. Many people have their favorite quote or the quote they put in their high school yearbook. Some seriously live by a certain quote until the day they die! There are so many quotes circulating the Internet from normal people writing on blogs to famous philosophers. I picked out some of my favorite ones that I think really effect how I see others and myself, and that I really think could help people's lives!

1. "I wonder how many people I have looked at and never seen."―John Steinbeck

Think about how many faces you have seen over your lifetime. SO MANY you can't even comprehend! This quote puts into perspective how small you are in the world and how many other stories are floating around out there.

2. "Love loves to love love."―James Joyce

WE LOVE LOVE BECAUSE LOVE RULES THE WORLD! This quote sums it up. Love is the meaning of life and we are lucky enough to be able to experience love. You love someone who loves someone else who loves someone else and it's just a big chain of LOVE around that world and that's what makes the world go round (:

3. “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ―May Sarton

True fact: you may be a total weirdo underneath all of your designer clothes and loads of artificial bullshit. But that is sooooo cool. You could be someone completely different than everyone around you, but you don't allow yourself to feel that because someone once told you that being different is weird. You know what's weird? Being just like the people standing by your side. Uniqueness is cool. Utter strangeness eccentricity is cool. Being your true self is cool. It may be scary at first, but you will feel so much more comfortable in your own skin once you get over that hump.

4. “Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway.”―Robert Downey Jr.

One of my favorites. I'm all about finding a way to do the things that I want to do, regardless if people want me to do them or not. Sometimes it bites me in the ass, but I'm always glad that I tried my way instead of just pushing it under the rug. Do what you want because life is short so why not? Pay attention to other's input, but don't let it effect your next move.

5. “Sanity is a madness put to good uses.”―George Santayana

In the words of my good friend Cheshire Cat, we're all mad here. We have so much information given to us every single day, and we have the ability to chose what we want and don't want to pay attention to. We want to control what is in our lives and most of the time, succeed. Human beings are so powerful and it's amazing that we have this ability. So keep staying sane people.

6. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”―F. Scott Fitzgerald

This correlates so much with the Golden Rule. You have NO idea what others have or haven't experienced so keep your mouth shut if your questioning the morality of what you may say. There are people in the world who are so privileged and lucky and have everything they have ever wanted. And there are other people who work their butt of to give their family a life like this. Most of the time, you can't really tell the difference so just be cautious about what you say because you never know who is listening!

7. “In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” ―Rollo May

Being by yourself is the only time you are one with your thoughts. It is the time where you have no one to please or cater to, where you can truly hear your thoughts loud and clearly. Creativity really comes out when these thoughts are circulating your mind. These thoughts can be turned into writing, music, art, etc. You could really surprise yourself if you allow yourself to be creative and create something. Creativity, like anything, takes practice, so don't be discouraged if you have a brain fart the first couple times of trying.

8. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him."―Martin Luther King Jr.

Don't give someone the opportunity to receive your negative energy!! Don't get to the point where you hate someone. Back away before the word "hate" even crosses your mind. You don't have to necessarily like someone, but you also don't have to allow yourself to dislike someone so much to where you hate them. Mr. King was a wise man who always had something positive to say. Hate is SO avoidable, so try avoid the people you know clash with your state of mind and actions.

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It's Time To Thank Your First Roommate

Not the horror story kind of roommate, but the one that was truly awesome.
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Nostalgic feelings have recently caused me to reflect back on my freshman year of college. No other year of my life has been filled with more ups and downs, and highs and lows, than freshman year. Throughout all of the madness, one factor remained constant: my roommate. It is time to thank her for everything. These are only a few of the many reasons to do so, and this goes for roommates everywhere.

You have been through all the college "firsts" together.

If you think about it, your roommate was there through all of your first college experiences. The first day of orientation, wishing you luck on the first days of classes, the first night out, etc. That is something that can never be changed. You will always look back and think, "I remember my first day of college with ____."

You were even each other's first real college friend.

You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move-in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

Late night talks were never more real.

Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 a.m. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest.

It was difficult being away from home. It hurt watching relationships end and losing touch with your hometown friends. It was stressful trying to get in the swing of college level classes. Despite all of the above, your roommate saw, listened, and strengthened you.

...but you also saw each other during your highest highs.

After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

The "remember that one time, freshman year..." stories never end.

Looking back on freshman year together is one of my favorite times. There are so many stories you have made, which at the time seemed so small, that bring the biggest laughs today. You will always have those stories to share together.

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The unspoken rule that no matter how far apart you grow, you are always there for each other.

It is sad to look back and realize everything that has changed since your freshman year days. You started college with a clean slate, and all you really had was each other. Even though you went separate ways, there is an unspoken rule that you are still always there for each other.

Your old dorm room is now filled with two freshmen trying to make it through their first year. They will never know all the memories that you made in that room, and how it used to be your home. You can only hope that they will have the relationship you had together to reflect on in the years to come.


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5 Tips To Help You Feel Better If You're Sick

A few helpful tips if there's a bug going around.

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Not to brag, but I don't get sick very often, maybe once a year. When I do find myself a little under the weather, there's a few things I like to do for a faster recovery. I have no idea if any of these are 100% accurate, but I'd like to think they do. None of these will immediately make you feel better, but they'll help quicken the process.

Drink lots of water.

This one is a no-brainer, but it can be hard to do sometimes. I know when I'm sick, I definitely don't think about it. Water can help flush toxins out of your body, makes you hydrated, and can help you feel more awake and energized! If you're not a huge water drinker like I am, Tea also helps.

Stay home.

If you're sick, it's honestly better if you just take a day off and focus on feeling better. If you're worried about going to school or work, it's better that you don't spread anything. Let me just say, I'm fairly certain the last time I caught something was because someone behind me in a class was coughing through the entire lecture.

Rest.

This one goes with the last point, but sleeping will help your immune system fight off any infections. It's good to take some time off and get any extra sleep you can.

Clean everything.

I like to wash all of my clothes and bed sheet, because they're what I wear and touch the most, especially my pillow cases. This will help get rid of some germs and stop them from spreading. It's also good to disinfect anything you touch often, like doorknobs and table surfaces.

Take medicine.

This one also sounds like a no brainer, but seriously if you expect to feel better soon you should be taking some sort of medicine. At the very least, it'll help with your symptoms, so you're not couching or sneezing every couple minutes.

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