"… There isn’t just one Ethiopia, the college library with no water is Ethiopia, but these future engineers who will build the cities infrastructure are also Ethiopia. These kids are Ethiopia, and so is this doctor, and so are these farmers, and so is this presidential marching band. Now, I know that when we see Africa on the news or in the movies it’s always like war, pirates, refugees, diseases. The stories I saw in Ethiopia were far more complicated and ultimately more compelling. These remarkable young people have seen the greatest drops in poverty rates and infant mortality in their countries history, but every year in Ethiopia, tens of thousands of children still die of easily preventable diseases. If we’ve learned one thing from global health in the last twenty years, it’s that if those kids don’t die,  and they don’t have to, then they can end up studying in that library.” -John Green

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My dad accidentally threw a cheese grater at me so I left the room and he yelled “come back here you ungrateful child” while laughing hysterically

Update my mom just told me that if I had even a ‘shred’ of decency I would go back in there

Update #2: my dad apologized and told me he had only done it for ‘the grater good’

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Writing in my brain: Beautiful flowing sentences full of powerful phrases and enigmatically witty dialogue. 

Writing on the page: They did the thing and said some stuff. There was snark. 


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