ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech
Erica Goldson must have had some serious balls to give this speech
This is beautiful.
this is so wonderful
This hit hard. Our education system is desperately in need of fixing.
I love this
#yes yes this so very much #it’s easy to be an asshole in a world full of assholes #especially when you have/had a shit life and have/had some nasty shit happened to you #but to still be kind #not to waver #to stay who you are #is a very hard thing to do #it’s easy to love #and it’s easy to hate #but it takes strength to be gentle and kind #and this is why every single superhero in the marvel universe looks up to steve #clint said it himself #steve brings out the best out of people #when you’re around steve you want to do what’s right because of the sheer power of steve’s goodness #oh god #steve i love you so much it actually pains me please send help
Compared to other kids, I haven’t had that many hardships. Stuff’s happened but stuff always happens. But the real challenge in my life is me, it’s always been me. As long as I can remember i’ve never not been afraid; afraid of failure, of letting people down, hurting people, getting hurt. I thought if I kept my guard up and focused on other things, then no harm would come to me. I screwed up. Not only did I shut out the pain, I shut out everything; the good and the bad, until there was n o t h i n g…
"and I hold my breath
-365 Days of Haiku, Day #107 (via idreamof-pb)
telling myself I’m stronger
than last time around"
sirius black getting locked in azkaban for 12 years for being wrongly accused of killing his best friend, escaping when he found out his godson’s life was in trouble, getting so close to proving his innocence, eating rats so he could protect harry, going back to his childhood home which he hated so he could help with the order and then dying is how i found out about life being so goddamn fucking unfair