That was a fucked up thing to do. I don’t know if you know this or feel this or even understand it, but it was. You hurt a lot of people. And a lot of them probably hate you. I wanted to when I first found out because I told you things, things I thought only you would…
All the people affected by this, that I’ve read about on Tumblr, are just the strongest people I’ve ever heard of. If I were in their places, I would probably be catatonic, or at the very least, confused and angry to point of being incomprehensible (sp?) The reason I continue to follow 3dela and SSGF is that reading their updates helps me get through the days that are weighing me down. Whenever I’m able to spend time with Lauren, the inspiration lasts for weeks. I’m still having trouble understanding that this actually happened, that someone exists who is so far gone they can go to the lengths that this person did.
I don’t know whether I’m slowly self-destructing because of the grief over the loss of multiple loved ones or because of my own reluctance to admit that I am truly lazier and stupider than I think I am.
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and deeper into college and the stress that comes with it, and as a result, I’m become increasingly fed up with some of the people around me. I need to strip everything away from my life that weighs me down, and I’m starting with this, a list of what pisses me off:
1. Needless complaining, of the type that is not conducive to one’s growth or the progress of a group. You can be a douchebag on your own time, but don’t waste mine.
2. Petty, unrealistic dramas that cause nothing but discord. If you want attention, do something to earn it and keep it, but don’t cover me in the bad blood that you’re spewing. If you have a problem with someone, FIX IT. See #1.
3. Excuses. So many people are pointing the mirror at everyone but themselves, saying, “it’s not my fault” or “but look at what so-and-so is doing.” They need to cut it the fuck out and own up to their mistakes, admit it, fix it, move on, and try to avoid it next time.
4. The Golden Pedestal of Judgment: so I screwed up, I owned up to it, so you can leave me alone and focus on your issues. If you want to judge me for the way I am, you’d better make sure you’re crystal clear and perfect like a diamond. If you aren’t, I’m just going to throw it back in your face.
Over the last month, I’ve become unnecessarily jaded, and I don’t want to be the person that always snaps back at people, never smiles, and can’t find it in me to have fun. It shouldn’t be like this, I shouldn’t have to feel like hermitting myself constantly. But whenever I look at people, all I see is the scene from Mean Girls in the cafeteria, when she’s imagining everyone attacking each other.
It’ll get better. This semester will end soon, I can go home for an extended winter vacation and forget about everything, then…Japan. And then I’ll feel better, I can come back with a clean slate and start over.
"I’ll spend a good half hour on each one, and get a lot done."
Just started working on one, after being at the coffeeshop for an hour (I was busy blogging….), and I can’t find the words to put on the page…..even though it’s a page of bullshit. Didn’t do enough research and the rough draft’s due on Halloween.
Listen, ecowalnut, don’t bother preaching to me about how people within the Occupy movement are supposedly trying to make the world a better place when you have people within the group shitting on cop cars, spitting on uniformed military personnel, and proclaiming that Jews…
A response someone sent my friend about the OWS movement.
First of all, how many people shat on the cop cars, spat on the military personnel, and made anti-semitic remarks? And how many people are involved in the movement? How many people are affected by what OWS is about, and then how many people are there in the entire country?
Those few radical idiots may get some attention, but they certainly don’t define a movement. I’ve never shat on a car, spat on a person, or made an anti-semitic remark. If they can define the group, then why can’t I? Are all OWS protesters gay, southern, white?
You're alive. You're loved. You're beautiful. You're talented. You're amazing. You're unique. You're important. If anyone ever tells you otherwise or makes you feel otherwise- they don't deserve the awesome-ness you have to offer! Don't believe me? You will. I know you will. Just stay strong. I love you all ღ ღ
Close your eyes. Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten in trouble. Open your eyes.
Close them again. Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten written up in school. Open your eyes.
Have you learned anything important from that? And those of you who didn’t raise your hands, what exactly are you learning in life right now?
I said a while ago that I’m the type of person who needs to run headfirst into the wall multiple times to find the door, but I’m realizing that more people need to be like that. In other words, more people need to be realistic.
Life is tough, it’s full of mistakes, it’s not perfect, and neither are you. If you aren’t willing to get dirty, to get yelled at, to injure yourself, you’re going to be stuck in the same place for a long time.
Rules are created to help people, and sometimes they do, but if you’re afraid to break them, then they aren’t doing you any good.
"If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor"
We may have never met, and I may never be blessed with the opportunity to meet you. But even though I may not know your name or recognize your face, I still want you to know that I love you. I want you to know that I appreciate you for who you are, as you are.…
I think I reblogged this a few months ago….but it’s so great I need to post it again
I need to admit something: my parents are paying for my entire tuition, room, board, etc. They started putting money into a bank account for me the moment they knew I was going to be born. They were financially responsible. And for that I am eternally grateful.
But that it should cost my parents arms and legs to send me and my sister to school, to educate ourselves, is a miserable state to be in. The economy right now is shit (or so I have heard from just about everyone), and, though I’m not an economist, I can assume it’s a notably awful time.
And sometimes people can’t just pull themselves up by their bootstraps and start a business and become filthy rich again. And sometimes people have more than 3 children and live in an area where it isn’t feasible for them to do a complete 180 and become upper middle class. What about the 47%?
And since when does 1% constitute enough of a population for the other 99% to not matter anymore?
I’m not politically active, nor would I know how to go about participating in a protest, but even in my financial comfort, I know there’s a problem.
“A sensitive person receives 50 impressions where somebody else may only get seven. Sensitive people are so vulnerable; the more sensitive you are, the more certain you are to be brutalised, develop scabs. Never evolve. Never allow yourself to feel anything, because you always feel too much.”—
I only agree with the first half…..I’m sensitive, I develop scabs, but I can still evolve. You can learn to overcome some brutalization, and then you experience more, which pushes you harder to evolve, and the momentum never stops. But, if you can’t learn how to ride the flow and let yourself be captured, you’ll be dragged down and drowned in the feelings.
But you also can’t close your mind off too much. That’s not conducive to anything.
Anti-abortion activists are fond of saying “The only difference between a fetus and a baby is a trip down the birth canal.” This flippant phrase may make for catchy rhetoric, but it doesn’t belie the fact that indeed “location” makes all the difference in the world.
It’s actually quite simple. You cannot have two entities with equal rights occupying one body. One will automatically have veto power over the other - and thus they don’t have equal rights. In the case of a pregnant woman, giving a “right to life” to the potential person in the womb automatically cancels out the mother’s right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
After birth, on the other hand, the potential person no longer occupies the same body as the mother, and thus, giving it full human rights causes no interference with another’s right to control her body. […] After birth its independence begs that it be protected as if it were equal to a fully-conscience human being. But before birth its lack of personhood and its threat to the women in which it resides makes abortion a completely logical and moral choice.
To summarize, if (1) you think zygotes/embryos/fetuses are people and that their rights to gestate trump the self-ownership rights of their mothers, then (2) you must concede that NO ONE has absolute rights to dispose of his/her own body as s/he wishes. That is, if you agree with the first point, then you’d also have to agree that someone without kidneys should be allowed to surgically attach themselves to someone with kidneys in order to live.
But if you refuse to make this second step, then you’re stating that only pregnant women should be denied full control over their own bodies. Which means you are basically suggesting that pregnant women have no more rights than incubators or brood mares—hardly an acceptable moral or ethical position.