“I waited 14 years. But I will just wait more. There is a streetlight in front of her house. From there to home, it takes 280 steps. If we have been walking away from each other for 14 years, how many steps will it take to get back? If she doesn’t come even if I wait, that doesn’t mean that she abandoned me. That means that she is on her way.”—Han Jangwoo, I Miss You (via n-ul)
“The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”—Joseph Gordon-Levitt (via h4ndshake)
“Girls who are tough, aggressive, loud, and athletic are labeled “tomboys,” while boys who are sensitive, passive, quiet, and not good at sports are labeled with the much worse term “sissies.” The difference is one of gender privilege. Because “masculine” things are powerful, girls who do “masculine” things may be praised as just trying to increase their prestige, but boys who do “feminine” things are “acting like a girl”; that is, they get less prestige.”—Sociology Now (via plindec)
“The sociological perspective sees identity not as a possession but as a process, not a thing that you have, but a collection of ideas, desires, beliefs, and behaviors that is constantly changing as we grow, experience new situations, and interact with other people. We are different today than we were ten years ago, or even last month, and we will be different tomorrow. We are different at home and at school, when talking to our boss and when talking to our grandmother: not just a different front on a“true self,” but a different self, a different person. Our identity is a process, in constant motion.
The sociological perspective may make us feel more creative because we are constantly revising our identity to meet new challenges, but it may also make us feel more insecure and unstable because it argues that there is nothing permanent or inevitable about the self. Change means creative potential, but it also means instability and the potential for chaos.”—Sociology Now (via plindec)