When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.
(Source: ian-gallagher, via haanibal)
"To be alive at all is to have scars."
“When kids look up to great scientists the way they do to great musicians and actors, civilization will jump to the next level.”
— Brian Greene (via sci-universe)
Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes.
Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science.
There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.
Carl Sagan (via perfect)
my favorite thing to say to kids: “i dont know. do you want to find out together?” they get SO excited that you actually want to participate in their learning rather than simply dispense knowledge to them.
Above tumblee has the right idea.
Encourage curiosity folks.
It’ll lead you to new and amazing places.
(Source: cosmo-nautic, via thepirateswan)
"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."
"If I have a hope, it’s that God sat over the dark nothing and wrote you and me, specifically, into the story and put us in with the sunset and the rainstorm as though to say, “Enjoy your place in my story. The beauty of it means you matter, and you can create within it even as I have created you.”"
A Million Miles In A Thousand Years, by Donald Miller (via jakembell
"Is it really that bad if someone sees who you are? Why is it humans have a problem with letting someone else see that they are human?"
Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
"Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel."
"Acting like you don’t care is not letting it go."