What annoys me is when people say my generation is “lazy.” Yeah, trying to get good grades in multiple AP classes, studying for a ridiculous standardized college entrance test, volunteering countless hours of community services, having leadership positions in multiple clubs, being on sports teams, looking for/doing jobs and internships, managing chores, playing an instrument, learning to drive, AND what ever other extracurriculars and prep classes while always feeling and being told what they’re doing isn’t good enough, yeah, that’s pretty lazy. What bugs me even more is that this attitude is all a result of my generation’s unstated motto: #DoItForTheCollegeApp
This is how we came by our factions: Candor, Erudite, Amity, Abnegation and Dauntless.
First of all, that first statement is an overgeneralization. Not every Chinese person is going to be skilled at math of course. It’s ignorant to go into these stereotypes.
But try this:
Read them out loud to yourself. Now look away, and spend twenty seconds memorizing that sequence before saying them out loud again.
If you speak English, you have about a 50 percent chance of remembering that sequence perfectly If you’re Chinese, though, you’re almost certain to get it right every time.
Why is this?
One explanation is because the Chinese language allows them to read numbers faster.
Chinese number words are remarkably brief. Most of them can be said in less than 1/4th of a second (for instance, 4 is ‘si’ and 7 ‘qi’)
Their English equivalents—”four,” “seven”—are longer: pronouncing them takes about 1/3 of a second.
The English number system is also VERY illogical.
For example, right after the word 10, instead of saying one-ten, two-ten, three-ten we have different words like 11,12.
Not so in China, Japan and Korea. They have a logical counting system. Eleven is ten one. Twelve is ten two. Twenty-four is two ten four, and so on.
That difference means that Asian children learn to count much faster. Four year old Chinese children can count, on average, up to forty. American children, at that age, can only count to fifteen, and don’t reach forty until they’re 5 years old.
The regularity of their number systems also means that Asian children can perform basic functions—like addition—far more easily.
Ask an English seven-year-old to add thirty-seven plus twenty two, in her head, and she has to convert the words to numbers (37 + 22).
Ask an Asian child to add three-tens-seven and two tens-two, and no translation is necessary.
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Huh. That’s really interesting!
This makes so much more sense than the racist bullshit people come up with.
Every fandom ever
This gets better the longer you watch
Barney is the fan who insists on complete silence and purity in the fandom. Feels should not get in the way.
Ted is the fan who is too emotionally invested in his ship and screams whenever they are on-screen.
Lily is the fan who cries about everything that happens— even when it’s not the least bit emotional.
And Marshall is the hate-watcher who is horrified with the whole fandom but can’t stop watching.
i am every single one of them
In which I host this week’s episode of mental_floss!
Me reblogging this is my contribution to earth day
Because who doesn’t love programming jokes and puns?
man i love this girl. most people that get popular doing something unintentionally embarrassing on the internet either drop off the face of the internet forever or they’re ridiculed so much that they’re pushed off. rebecca wasn’t having none of that shit. she’s grown up quite a bit, she can see why the video was so cringeworthy, and she can still joke about it. four for you, rebecca. you go, rebecca.
this is everything.
Hey, what’s Winnie the pooh’s favorite color?
No it’s red because of his shirt
No, it’s yellow because he loves honey
You have no idea what you’re talking about
DID I FUCKING STUTTER?
Things heating up at the Winnie the Pooh fandom