If they don’t like you who the fuck cares.(via kaktulu)
People always say that other’s opinions don’t matter but if 75% of the time people have a negative perception of you, odds are you probably aren’t the most compassionate or amiable person. The way you present yourself is the way that others are going to perceive you. I’m not telling you to listen to and follow everyone’s outside opinions on your life, but I do suggest that you present yourself in a manner that is respectable and in line with the qualities you want to be defined by.
The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don’t, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.Polly Horvath, My One Hundred Adventures (via observando)