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I'm beginning to feel like a plant snob, plant snob
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only interbucks here, sorry
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you could still be what you want to
what you said you were when I met you
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I wouldn't object to putting Bree Newsome on the $20 bill.
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Hey, something good happened today. Pleasantly surprised. 
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everybody knows that i'm a mess. i'm crazy
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Get a little bit of bourbon in ya. Get a little bit suburban and go crazy, yeah-yeah.
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Wow, her post actually caused Apple to listen and change their policy. I love when a person can use their platform to create positive change (that said, like you I stopped using Apple a while back as well)
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I should start a kickstarter or something for the $2800 camera I want

if you help fund me I promise to take cool pics every day and post them here

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Alright but let's kickstart yours first because you can actually make pretty things with a camera. But damn $5600 o_o why do cameras have to be so expensive?
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Unfamiliar with the original song, but this is beautiful.
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Maybe when I'm thin enough I'll know what it's like to have talent and be beautiful...
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As a person that doesn't read fiction, it's true: I'm physically incapable of feeling empathy, and I firmly believe that any person that holds opinions or beliefs that differ from mine is, indeed, a complete moron.
 
Readers: The True Humans?
According to both 2006 and 2009 studies published by Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, and Keith Oatley, a professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto, those who read fiction are capable of the most empathy and “theory of mind,” which is the ability to hold opinions, beliefs and interests apart from their own.

They can entertain other ideas, without rejecting them and still retain their own. While this is supposed to be an innate trait in all humans, it requires varying levels of social experiences to bring into fruition and probably the reason your last partner was such a narcissist.

Did you ever see your ex with a book? Did you ever talk about books? If you didn’t, maybe you should think about changing your type.

It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference.

They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them. They have seen things you’ll never understand and have experienced deaths of people you’ll never know.

They’ve learned what it’s like to be a woman, and a man. They know what it’s like to watch someone suffer. They are wise beyond their years.

[T]he more stories children have read to them, the keener their “theory of mind.” So while everyone thinks their kids are the best, the ones who read have the edge as they truly are the wiser, more adaptable and understanding children.

Because reading is something that molds you and adds to your character. Each triumph, lesson and pivotal moment of the protagonist becomes your own.

Every ache, pain and harsh truth becomes yours to bear. You’ve traveled with authors and experienced the pain, sorrow and anguish they suffered while writing through it. You’ve lived a thousand lives and come back to learn from each of them.

If you’re still looking for someone to complete you, to fill the void of your singly-healed heart, look for the breed that’s dying out. You will find them in coffee shops, parks and subways.

You will see them with backpacks, shoulder bags and suitcases. They will be inquisitive and soulful, and you will know by the first few minutes of talking to them.

They Won’t Talk To You… They’ll Speak To You
They will write you letters and texts in verse. They are verbose, but not in the obnoxious way. They do not merely answer questions and give statements, but counter with deep thoughts and profound theories. They will enrapture you with their knowledge of words and ideas.
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Do yourself a favor and date someone who really knows how to use their tongue.

They Don’t Just Get You… They Understand You
You should only fall in love with someone who can see your soul. It should be someone who has reached inside you and holds those innermost parts of you no one could find before. It should be someone who doesn’t just know you, but wholly and completely understands you.

According to Psychologist David Comer Kidd, at the New School for Social Research, “What great writers do is to turn you into the writer. In literary fiction, the incompleteness of the characters turns your mind to trying to understand the minds of others.”

This is proved over and over again, the more people take to reading. Their ability to connect with characters they haven’t met makes their understanding of the people around them much easier.

They have the capacity for empathy. They may not always agree with you, but they will try to see things from your point of view.

They’re Not Just Smart… They’re Wise
Being overly smart is obnoxious, being wise is a turn on. There’s something irresistible about someone you can learn from. The need for banter and witty conversation is more imperative than you may believe, and falling in love with a reader will enhance not just the conversation, but the level of it.

According to Cunningham, readers are more intelligent, due to their increased vocabulary and memory skills, along with their ability to spot patterns. They have higher cognitive functions than the average non-reader and can communicate more thoroughly and effectively.

Finding someone who reads is like dating a thousand souls. It’s gaining the experience they’ve gained from everything they’ve ever read and the wisdom that comes with those experiences. It’s like dating a professor, a romantic and an explorer.

If you date someone who reads, then you, too, will live a thousand different lives.

http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/date-reader-readers-best-people-fall-love-scientifically-proven/662017/
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Readers, like voicemail leavers and card writers, are now a dying breed, their numbers decreasing with every GIF list and online tabloid.
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Nor I, but I've learned to wield it as a scalpel, not a club.
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don't let your dreams be dreams
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Dreams are soul killers ~ lone dissenter ~
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Documenting the incredible diversity of plants and animals (especially insects) in coastal southern california by means of photography.
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I'm always happy to assist in IDing any animal or plant (especially insects) that you may have photographed to the best of my ability, so feel free to ask! If I can't help you I can try to direct you to another resource that can. Also consider joining the Insects Community on G+ if you wish to engage with fellow bug lovers.

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