18 Quotes Everyone Needs To Hear

18 Quotes Everyone Needs To Hear

I am a huge fan of inspirational quotes, here are a few that I really love and remind me to have a positive outlook on life!


Sometimes I'll be feeling down and I'll look at some inspirational quotes and it will remind me that a lot of times whatever bad mood I am in can be changed by just changing my mindset or looking on the bright side of things. As the semester gets closer to finals season, I think it is really important to keep up good mental health and remind ourselves that we have the power to control our lives.

1. "It's not all sunshine and rainbows but a good amount of it actually is"


2. Care more


This quote fires me up! This is the greatest advice on how to live your life. Care more, feel everything. Life is so short and we should try to feel everything and use everything we have while we can.

3. "Become more aware of what's really worth your energy"


This is so important. Let's stop wasting energy on people and things that don't matter ladies and gentlemen!!!

4. "Don't treat people as bad as they are. Treat them as good as you are"


5. "Always pray. . ."


If we can achieve this, I think then we will know peace.

6. "Let your life surprise you"


7. "Make peace with your broken pieces"


Once you do this, the game is changed.

8. Honesty is beautiful


9. PREACH Sophia!!


10. "You are right where you need to be"


11. "It's never too late to be whoever you want to be"


12. "Life is too short, and happiness is too rare"


I think we all should take more risks, especially if the outcome could make us even happier than we already are.

13. "If it costs you your peace it's too expensive"


14. "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy"


Even when horrible things happen in the world, beautiful things still occur. I think it is important to remember the beauty even when times are tough, because that beauty can help us get past the bad.

15. "Never apologize for your enthusiasm"


I hate when people get mad at others for being excited about something. We should encourage everyone to be as enthusiastic about everything as they can, because there is nothing more boring than toning yourself down for others.

16. "Chase your curiosity"


Ladies, I'm looking at you! Stop chasing stupid boys and start chasing your passions in life!

17. "You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try"


I love Dolly Parton. I think she is an icon and I think she gives a lot of great life advice. This is a quote I really love, because there are a lot of times I want to do something, but I am afraid of what other people will think, or I am afraid of failing, or I am afraid of rejection. But just a bit of bravery and you can do a lot, instead of holding yourself back.

18. "Lukewarm is no good"


I don't know how many times I'm going to say it, but having passion is so important. I hate people who don't show their feelings or think they are too cool to be passionate about something they love openly. I think it is so important to let everyone know how you feel and let everyone know what you like. Walking around indifferent is no good. Lukewarm is no good.

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11 Things Psychology Majors Hear That Drive Them Crazy

No pun intended.

We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?

Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.

"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*

Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.

Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*

Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.

Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?

First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.

Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?

Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?

It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.

Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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