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“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via bakcwadrs)

a couple of other quotes from the article i really like:

According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace


Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time.

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I’ve reblogged this before but it will never stop speaking to my soul.

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Fooling exploited people into thinking everything is just the way it should be is one of the most disturbing things about capitalism.

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Reblogging this so hard rn.

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We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are, when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed, and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time. When we hesitate in being direct, we unknowingly slip something on, some added layer of protection that keeps us from feeling the world…
It’s like wearing gloves every time we touch something, and then, forgetting we chose to put them on, we complain that nothing feels quite real.

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There were always in me, two women at least. One woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.

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Devon Still’s daughter, Leah undergoes successful cancer surgery

It seems the Bengals’ feel-good story of 2014 is one step closer to having a good ending.

Devon Still announced via Instagram his daughter, Leah, underwent successful surgery Thursday.

“After a 5hr 50min surgery the surgeon was able to remove ALL of her tumor and all of her lymph nodes and her right adrenal gland where it all started from,” Still posted on Instagram.

“Best news I’ve received in a long time.”

While he’s putting on a brave face on for his daughter, Still admitted to being “nervous and scared beyond words.”

“But I’ll never let her see it…let’s get this done,” Still said in another Instagram message.

Prior to the surgery, Still posted an awesome video of the pep talk he gave to his daughter in the car.

“Let’s get this done!” he posted.

And get it done they did, as Leah successfully underwent the surgery.

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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4 (via breanna-lynn)
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This will change your mind, and actually, change your life.

Reblog this video for YOUR followers.

I’m so FULL from all the WISDOM, GUIDANCE, and KNOWLEDGE Iyanla has fed me.

If you feel stuck in life,

If you don’t have boundaries,

If people are taking advantage of you,

If you’re lost, 

If you are facing road blocks,

If you want to transform your life,

If you want to experience MORE love, MORE joy, and MORE abundance in your life,

YOU have to watch this. 


Please reblog this for your followers.  

If this is on your dash, it’s on your dash for a reason. Nothing is accidental.

Consider this a sign from the Universe. 

I would love to hear how this video impacted you—send me a message

I had to play this today

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10 things that make me happy

Thanks for tagging me basedjane

1. Being in the midst of God’s presence and watching the ways that he always shows up

2. Making other people laugh

3. The idea of traveling the world someday

4. Randomly running into anyone I love and getting a spur of the moment lunch or something

5. Head massages (they put me straight to sleep yo) 

6. C.S. Lewis (reading his work + thinking about his life as a testimony just makes me really giddy) 

7. Taking pictures of people and capturing their essence on film (pretty much creating anything really)

8. Watching movies or any episode of girlfriends or the cosby show while it rains

9. Really really cool strangers

10. food food food food food food food and good music

Its hard to choose just 10! But keep it going y’all, I’d love to hear this from you: womenofourtime oligarchyrules orpheus-ix afrosandprose theblackcurator nowimjustablog tsktsks denyandfollow tblaberge yesdarlingido alysiasache simplysheerene breanna-lynn truthology holdingontojoy courtneyindepth

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Don’t tell me I’m the the one who got away. Chase after me although you’ve convinced yourself that it’s too late. Chase after me with every intention to convince me that it is not.

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    I can state a couple of really cool facts about how the sky was uniquely painted with stars by his hands, and we hold roughly 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in our bodies and continue to give these amazing analogies and explain how it makes LESS sense that it was all an accident but you can’t just read an article of someone trying to prove the existence of a higher being because you have to experience Him personally. You can read a lot of something but you will never understand it to the fullest potential unless you experience it for yourself. I believe in God because he delivered me from cancer. He delivered me from depression, and suicidal thoughts. Though there is chaos around me, my eyes are on Him and I know I am ok. He has made me stronger. He has opened my eyes.

    Because of personal experience I know there is a God. He is all I have. He is all I want.

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If people understood the true purpose of chastity, they would see that it has nothing to do with fear or prudishness. Nor is it a repression of sexual desires. Rather, chastity is an exercise of the will, to choose what is good, the greatest of all that is good. It is a refusal to allow the desire for pleasure to displace the call to love. Pleasure is not a bad thing, but when a person pursues enjoyment at the expense of another, love is abandoned.

Theology of the Body (via basedjane)
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I was always afraid that you would end up nothing more than twenty-three words on a blank page. Yet, here you are. 

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