"High school, it seems, has changed. It has become competitive. Young men and women — 13 to 18 years old — must work more or less tirelessly to ensure their spot at a college deemed worthy to them and their families. So rather than living their adolescent lives — lives brimming with desires and vitality, with vim, vigor, and brewing lust — these kids are working at old age homes, cramming for tests, popping Adderall just to make the literal and proverbial grade. And for what? So they can go to a school that puts them in debt for the rest of their lives. School has become a great vehicle of capitalism: it quashes the revolution implicit in adolescence while simultaneously fomenting perpetual indebtedness."
"Barack Obama eulogizes Nelson Mandela, takes a selfie, then blows up 15 Yemeni civilians at a wedding. An average week for a U.S. president."
→ 12 Dec 13 at 3 pm
Scars - I, II, III | Because you can stroll past the same tree every single day and never truly notice it or wonder about its story and how many lives it must have seen.
(Source: bonathaniver, via riotgurls)