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  • finnick shared from Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Michael Thompson Phd, Dan Phd Kindlon
    When boys express ordinary levels of anger or aggression, or they turn surly and silent, their behavior is accepted as normal. If, however, they express normal levels of fear, anxiety, or sadness—emotions most often seen as feminine—the adults around them typically treat them in ways that suggest that such emotions aren’t normal for a boy.
    Note: I hope to not fall into this habit with my son. :/
  • finnick shared from High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
    I’m here, in this stupid little flat, on my own, and I’m thirty-five years old, and I own a tiny failing business, and my friends don’t seem to be friends at all but people whose phone numbers I haven’t lost. And if I went back to sleep and slept for forty years and woke up without any teeth to the sound of Melody Radio in an old people’s home, I wouldn’t worry that much, because the worst of life, i.e., the rest of it, would be over. And I wouldn’t even have had to kill myself. It’s only just beginning to occur to me that it’s important to have something going on somewhere,...
  • finnick shared from High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
    It made sense to swear off together, to pool our loathing of the opposite sex and get to share a bed with someone at the same time. Our friends were all paired off, our careers seemed to have hardened into permanence, we were frightened of being left alone for the rest of our lives. Only people of a certain disposition are frightened of being alone for the rest of their lives at twenty-six; we were of that disposition.
    Note: From "#HighFidelity." I'm definitely of this disposition myself. Oops. #imeven26
  • finnick shared from High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
    Note: From "#HighFidelity." I'm definitely of this disposition myself. Oops.
  • finnick shared from The Love Song of Jonny Valentine: A Novel by Teddy Wayne
    I checked again to make sure the Latchkeys weren’t watching me. They weren’t. One of them was on his iPhone, and Zack said, “Please tell me you’re not on Twitter again.” He said, “We’ve already gotten a thousand more followers since our profile in Vice.” Zack was like, “Because our fans definitely aren’t sheepish hipsters. I mean, sheeplike hipsters. Sheepish hipsters would be, what, bashful practitioners of countercultural lifestyles.”
    Note: From "The Love Song of #JonnyValentine" ... I am really enjoying this book.
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