“Debate is life…

“Debate is life…the rest is just prep time.”

The quintessential quote to explain the life of a debater…’nuff said.


“Promise me you…

“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”
-Christopher Robin to Pooh

Isn’t it funny to think that the deepest and most meaningful quotes come from children’s tales? 

I think this is something that we forget about all too quickly…When a crisis comes by, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the intensity and fear of the moment and forget about our ability to deal with the situation at hand. But the fact of the matter is, all we ever need to get through a troubling situation is the belief in our own ability to pull through and always come out on top. When we get caught up in a situation that we don’t know how to deal with, all it feels like is that we’re quite possibly, the most unlucky people in the world and that nothing could EVER happen to bring us out of our misery. But, the one thing that people seem to forget is that it’s simply an issue of mind of matter…everything that we’ll ever need to resolve a crisis is always given to us, and (as silly as it sounds) the one thing we have to do is BELIEVE in ourselves; that is, believe in our ability to be able to handle the problem as well as any other person around and believe in our ability to hold our heads up high the whole way through. The truth is, life goes on…it keeps pushing forward, relentless in its desire to keep up with the flow of time…in the same way, the best thing we can ever hope to do is trust in our abilities to keep pushing forward and looking for a solution to the matter at hand. Does this answer anything? Does this even help anyone dealing with a crisis? It depends…on the person. But the thing is, believing in oneself when the going gets tough is really all that keeps the tough going.

“No one can mak…

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”-Eleanor Roosevelt

Honestly, this quote swirls around my head every single day, inching its way into everything that I do…as much as I know it’s true, i just can’t wrap my head around it…people are…fickle, at best. They let you down, all the time. And most of all, they can make you feel like the smallest person in the world without any provocation on your part. Sometimes, it feels like the most unfair thing in the world…HOW is it even possible? Not to feel inferior when someone goes to such lengths to put you down T.T 


But…it’s true. The fact that people even need to stoop to such a level probably means that there’s something undeniably bad-ass and incredible about you…otherwise, wouldn’t they just recognize that trait in themselves and leave you alone?