If I’ve learned anything from video games, it is that when you meet enemies, it means that you’re going in the right direction.
This is one of the most profound things I’ve ever heard
Law student, social justice advocate, feminist, creative writer. With liberty, justice, and homemade cookies for all.
Be smart and charming and funny and manly and progressive and know the right words that will ache us and then be strong enough to put it all back together. Figure out how to monetize that charm and cleverness. Figure out how to succeed. Be removed and bastardly enough that we do not grow tired of you. Honest and sensitive enough that you will not damage our own good hearts. Be hardened and invincible, but quote from the right books and make us laugh. Impress us all. There is an airstrip one county over and now the whole damn state is yours to conquer and serve and be clear: This is expected of you. It’s all within reach and all invading. So learn to be the protector and the nurturer and the rogue and the reliable. Or choose yourself and freedom and fail us.
It really don’t matter if I [fail] this fight. It really don’t matter if this [exam] opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance [in my jurisdiction], and if I can go that distance, you see, and that [proctor stops] and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.
Rocky Balboa (sort of). C/o Above the Law’s 5 Tips for Tomorrow’s Bar Exam.
Good luck, fellow test-takers! Break a pencil.
We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are
not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process
and equal protection of the laws. Civil marriage is one of the
cornerstones of our way of life. It allows individuals to celebrate and publicly declare their intentions to form lifelong partnerships, which provide unparalleled intimacy, companionship, emotional support, and security. The choice of whether and whom to marry is an intensely personal decision that alters the course of an individual’s life. Denying same-sex couples this choice prohibits them from participating fully in our society, which is precisely the type of segregation that the Fourteenth Amendment cannot countenance.
How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
4yo, (singing Katy Perry): “I’ve got the eye of the DIAL! AISLE! (mumbles a line) AISLE!”
When I was little, I loved this song by Carly Simon, that I thought went “life is a turtle…” but is actually “life is eternal.”