for the first time in as long as I can remember, I am not enrolled in school during my birthday. not being in school = me never knowing what day it is.
hi! assuming your grading option is letter grade, if you get a D, you will still get units for it; you get units for D- or above. if you’re really concerned about your gpa, you can change the grading option to pass/no pass, HOWEVER, if you get a C- or below, you will get ZERO units for your class. it’s up to you: if you’re fairly certain you’ll get a D in that class, you can either stick with a letter grade and get full units but your gpa will take a hit, or you can do P/NP and get no units but your gpa will not be affected (but with this option, it seems like you might as well drop it and just re-take it or a different class that fulfills the requirement when you think you’ll be able to do better and/or with an easier professor haha)
I hope this made sense. good luck! feel free to message me again if you have any other questions or need advice. I was also a soc major so that’s cool that you are too! oh and no need to be shy if you have a tumblr :) just try not to worry about it too much. employers usually only see the gpa you show them; in my case, I put my “upper division major gpa” on resumes since that’s my highest one and I’ve never had anyone question it or ask for my cumulative instead.
“LAS VEGAS — Pixar has announced its latest project in development, setting a 2015 release target for a toon based on the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos.
Pixar chief John Lasseter made the announcement Tuesday evening on the CinemaCon stage, adding that ‘Toy Story 3’ director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson would head up the project.”
I find it insulting when people insist to a suicidal person that “they have so much to live for,” and that “they are stronger” than their suicidal impulse. As if the person in question isn’t entirely aware of those things, as if the chemical, neural imbalances or possibly external factors in them that are creating those feelings can easily be “overcome” if only they’re “strong” enough. Does that imply that they reason they’re suicidal in the first place is because they’re not strong? That they’re weak, in fact, for feeling the way that they do? It is not encouraging or helpful to say these things to a suicidal person, in my opinion. It smacks of shaming them; “oh, nothing’s really wrong, you’d be just fine if only you were strong enough. You should get on that.”
—Jesse Eisenberg (via stankley)
Suicidal people who are still suicidal and not dead have already proven their strength, as far as I’m concerned. And even those who commit suicide and “succeed” in the end can’t fairly be discounted as weak - everyone makes mistakes, sometimes deadly ones, and theirs wasn’t even their fault provided it was inspired by a mental illness. I’ve had plenty of people try to bring me back from the brink of a devastating depression by telling me that I’m so much stronger than it, and I can safely say that all I felt in those moments was shame, for not being strong enough to simply not feel that way. I’m not trying to speak for anyone else, but as far as I’m concerned, hearing that hurts more than it helps when you’re that low. So fuck you, I don’t need to hear that I’m stronger than my depression. I knew that already, it doesn’t change how I feel. You can’t sprinkle magic sparkle unicorn words over a chemical imbalance and make it go away. Don’t trivialize, invalidate, what I’m going through like that.