Laura Marano in 'When I Speak' at Equality Now’s ‘Make Equality Reality’ event, November 4 2013. Written by Joss Whedon. (x)
I think a lot of times we don’t pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled.
#i love her#this quote is SO IMPORTANT?#like she always talks about how she’s too nice or not suspicious enough in that cutely self-deprecating way#but what she’s saying here is important#because we pretend like cynicism or cruelty is somehow better#if you’re smart you must also to some degree be jaded and snide#and i hate that#not that i can’t be cynical and bleak because of course i can#but being hopeful or more earnest is not a sign of stupidity#and you can even be naive or jaded depending on the situation and it’s still not a reflection on intelligence or maturity#be cynical when it calls for it and it doesn’t make you lesser#be hopeful when it calls for it and it doesn’t make you lesser#that’s all