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Teaching can be f**king terrible. Seriously.

It is an extremely, unbelievably underrated and unacknowledged profession.

Which makes it inspiring to see enthusiastic people like wise teacher and phenomenal slam poet Taylor Mali at the front lines of ignorance. Battling both the evils of terrible grammar and penmanship by day and by night, dropping knowledge on fools that don’t know dinner time is the best time to be served.

Which is exactly what happens in this poem when, over dinner, a pompous lawyer has the gall to belittle Mr. Mali on what he makes financially.

Bearing the politeness of a slumbering beast awoken by the frets of a measly simpleton, Taylor Mali gives the best response imaginable in this situation.

 

Jesse Parent, like any concerned father since the beginning of time, dreads the day that his daughter grows up and starts dating…. BOYS.

But instead of wallowing around in misery at the thought of adolescent, hormone induced BOYS swiping their unworthy paws at her, Jess wrote at letter and put it up on the internet for any potential suitors to see before they ever THINK about saying hello to his little girl.

Jesse’s message to any of these little good for nothing hoodlums is simple… He’s been waiting for you.

And he has a particular set of skills that could make things very difficult for someone like you.

Moral of the story: Don’t mess with a man’s daughter folks, or bad things can happen.

The addendum to his letter isn’t half bad either.

Love is Hard. And there’s no way around the trials and tribulations you have to go through, the things you have to sacrifice and fight for just for the right to call someone yours. It takes strength, it takes patience.

But to add an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in to the mix, is another great weight in itself to pile on top of a relation-ship already full of  baggage. Sometimes that weight takes it’s toll and for some, becomes too much  to carry.

Neil Hilborn poetically breaks down for us what it’s like to be on the other side of that relationship. To be the one with an uncontrollable disorder that deafens your minds with its scream. To find solace in the silence of her shores. And then to see her tide slowly drift away.

This is the heart breaking tale of what it’s like to love someone with OCD. Be Kind, Be Loving.

This video performance by rapper and spoken word artist Watsky is the motivational speech we all so badly needed in our adolescence.

In the midst of them, our teenage years seem to be the most monumental and pivotal moment in our lives. Which they are, but our naivety can lead us to feeling inadequate or unable to cope with the many trials and tribulations that life present us. Ultimately, the most difficult thing is the wishing you were someone else, that future you would hurry up and get here to save you from high school, girls, bullies, and broken homes

The takeaway from this is that your fears and issues aren’t yours alone, we all share them. Enjoy the journey and learn from the many curve balls life will throw at you, in the end, it’ll be alright. You might even take look back and wish you could live those moments again, crazy right?

This video performance by Marshall Jones is truly inspiring and will make you think. Check it out.

Our digital world is constantly changing all around us and as a result it changes us too. There are things that we do now that we never could have been able to do 10 years ago and much of what surrounds us would seem otherworldly to people even 50 years ago.

The poem does a good job reminding us that we are all still people living on Earth. Some things will never change and those are the best things that we have in life.

In our day and age of smartphones and ever growing technologies, it can be easy to forget the world that’s outside of our phone and computer screens.

Writer and director Gary Turk made a beautiful video for his poem “Look Up” a warning to our generation about not forgetting the real world, as we get ever so much closer to creating our high definition virtual worlds.

What do you think about Gary’s poem?

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High School Student, and amazing human being Jeff Bliss Stands up to his lazy teacher after being fed up with another passionless class and packet of fill in the blanks.

When you first hear of a Student talking back to their Teacher you immediately think, ” Kids now a days are just plain dis-respectful!” but with an inspiring speech like this, you can’t help but side with the No Good Meddling Kid.

“If you would just get up and teach them instead of handing them a freaking packet, there’s kids in here who don’t learn like that, they need to learn face to face… You want Kids to come in to your class, you want them to get excited for this? You gotta come in here you gotta make ‘em excited. You want a kid to change, you want him to start doing better? You gotta touch his freaking HEART. You can’t expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell ‘em.”

What do you think about what Jeff has to say?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below!