“Weak girls go for jerks because they like attention. Strong girls go for jerks because they like the “game.” It’s fun to have to work for it — to take part in that delicate tango of wit and banter that signifies this person wants to play and is probably good in bed.
- Jessie Rosen, Thought Catalog”—Why Girls Go For Jerks « Thought Catalog
“You become a cumulation of everyone you’ve ever dated. You are a sum of someone else’s private parts. Some people will stick to you forever; they’ll bleed into every relationship you have thereafter. Others don’t fare as well. There’ll be a moment or two when you’ll recognize that they’ve made an impact on your behavior but that’s it. Not every person you date needs to mean everything. Some are there just to prove that they can mean nothing.
-Ryan O’Connell”—Things You’re Left With After A Break Up « Thought Catalog
“High joblessness and social disenfranchisement is new to most of the Wall Street protesters. It’s been a fact of life for African Americans since the beginning.
- John “Alter Negro” Minus, comedian”—Washington Post Social Reader on Facebook
“I’m not advocating that you up and quit your job. Not because it’s lame, or boring, or hard, or your boss is kind of a dick, or your cubemate told everyone how you boned Becky in accounting and now things are super awkward. But if it’s preventing you from living, get out. I just want you to be happy.
-Eliot Rose”—The Places You Don’t Walk Away From « Thought Catalog
I know that, in time, these growing pains will fade and that Twitter might grow from being the internet’s water-cooler to being an advertising and data powerhouse. I could have stayed low, and kept on vesting stock options. But I want a career, not just a paycheck. I want to evolve, to learn, to go beyond myself. I want to master new technologies, invent something new, and discover the meaning of life. All these things, Twitter can help me to achieve them. But not by working there.
-@gaarf, on leaving his post as front-end engineer at Twitter
My boyfriend in high school also used to give me hickeys 24/7 and I would show up to AP English to discuss Siddhartha or whatever, super proud with hickeys all over my neck while my classmates looked on with a mixture of envy and disgust.
- Ryan O’Connell of Thought Catalog
This article is hilarious… definitely worth a read…
To make the monthly minimum wage of $1,160, a musician needed to sell 143 self-pressed compact discs. To make that from Spotify, they would need people to stream their songs more than 4 million times — not humanly possible unless you happen to be Lady Gaga. And so, I found myself in a digital dilemma: Is my love for Spotify going to destroy the musicians I love?