"School is the alibi for class society. Passage through it is supposed to be what makes the unequal distribution of violence and luxury in the bourgeois world a fair outcome, what makes the bodies it disposes of earn their disposal. It is also the house of knowledge and so a powerful node of induction into the mysteries of this bloody society. Those who want to approach the knowledge held there must also internalize its mechanisms. Some go on to help it reproduce itself, as teachers. Unexpected success in this self-­transformation is sometimes called class mobility, but to celebrate those who are capable of moving admits that the majority are fixed in place."
- Back To School, The New Inquiry

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klainestuck:

nevertrustlife:

megustagaga:

being told to stop apologizing so much is literally the worst thing because the first thing you think of as a reply to that is “oh I’m sorry I say I’m sorry so much” and then the person yells at you like “STOP IT” and you just kinda don’t know what to do or say next so you stand there and cry

are you Tom Hiddleston?

Nope, this is a common problem with people with anxiety. 

(Source: stereolimit, via thebansheeandthehero)

bookwardeverlasting:

This moment.

This moment made me cry with laughter because look at them. So happy to be reunited as a trio again. Any scenes of them together just being happy makes me happy. Their friendship gives me so much hope. Their friendship is one of the many reasons why I love Harry Potter. This series taught me the importance of love and friendship. It shaped my life and turned it into something better. I watch the movies and read the books repeatedly because they helped me become the person I am today. I am so proud to be a part of this fandom.

RON’S SMILE

(Source: harrypotter.cc, via baavri)

darlinghogwarts:

If James and Lily had survived, I am positive that every time Harry got into trouble, there would be a huge betting pool on whether the next howler would be James and Sirius congratulating him or Lily screaming at him and commanding Severus to give him detention for a month. And as the Potter family owl would arrive, everyone would be silently anticipating the results, and at the end you’d see dumbledore discretely handing mcgonagall 10 galleons

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