Whatever you are doing tonight, don’t think about how other people are spending their nights. Whether you’re alone, or with family, or a couple of friends, or a party, at home, at a concert, at a cafe, or at a bar, don’t try to think about what everyone else is doing, who has it better than you, who has it worse, who’s having the time of their lives, and who’s wallowing in sadness. Just think about yourself. Think about where you are, who you’re with, and what you’re doing. Reflect upon yourself. If you’re too busy trying to live out everyone else’s life in your head, you’ll cease to live your own.
Girls just want a guy: “with a beard, who loves to snuggle, will kiss me in the rain, and will drink hot cocoa with me, while we take super indie pictures of each other. That’s love right there.” I feel like you should be looking for so much more! You shouldn’t instantly turn down a guy, because…
Kristen, I feel like this is true of so many girls on tumblr. Again, not all girls are like this, but they rant about how they want a true connection with someone that’s deeper than the surface, but then they have posts listing token interests and activities that they are looking for. While it’s nice to have shared interests (and some of the posts are beautifully written as well), having a “checklist” of things hardly works. Finding someone is about an initial connection or interest, then investigation of this person based on deep conversation and spending time with this person. You can’t just look at a person, or hear about a person, or read their facebook page, or their tumblr, or look at pictures of them, and go down a list of things, checking things off as you see them.
Point is, while we all want people similar to us, there needs to be a balance. A balance between token interests, similarities, differences, conversation, and sitting in silence.
[EDIT: males do this too. I didn’t mean to generalize this about girls solely.]
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”—
I used to listen to this song as well as a bunch of other effed up Eminem tracks on the walk to school in Versailles during the first few weeks I was there. As a result, this song conjures up memories of walking down cobblestone streets in Europe in beautiful weather.
In comments published by the Egyptian newspaper Al Shorouk on Monday, the adviser, Gen. Abdel Moneim Kato, said that the protesters who came under attack by soldiers were delinquents “who deserve to be thrown into Hitler’s ovens.”
Yeah, I’m pretty sure when you start talking about Nazis and Hitler like this, you’re automatically discredited for a really, really long time, especially if you maintain your own people should be treated the same way concentration camp prisoners were.
There’s taking it over the top and then there’s going the Nazi route. We don’t do that, General Kato.
My electrical company done goofed and didn’t mail us our bill for November. As a result, I had to call them to pay over the phone to avoid a late fee. To pay over the phone, I had to pay a $2.75 “convenience fee.” I don’t see how this should be the case, since I did feel like ripping my hair out from reciting my account and credit card information 3-4 times. As a result of my electrical company’s (or the Postal Service’s) negligence, Western Union Bank just made $2.75 off of me when they don’t deserve shit.
“Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won’t know for twenty years. And you may never ever trace it to its source. And you only get one chance to play it out. Just try and figure out your own divorce. And they say there is no fate, but there is: it’s what you create. And even though the world goes on for eons and eons, you are only here for a fraction of a fraction of a second. Most of your time is spent being dead or not yet born. But while alive, you wait in vain, wasting years, for a phone call or a letter or a look from someone or something to make it all right. And it never comes or it seems to but it doesn’t really. And so you spend your time in vague regret or vaguer hope that something good will come along. Something to make you feel connected, something to make you feel whole, something to make you feel loved. And the truth is I feel so angry, and the truth is I feel so fucking sad, and the truth is I’ve felt so fucking hurt for so fucking long and for just as long I’ve been pretending I’m OK, just to get along, just for, I don’t know why, maybe because no one wants to hear about my misery, because they have their own. Well, fuck everybody. Amen.”—
2) any time someone mentions the fact that my life (and everybody else’s) is a fraction of a second, barely the blink of an eye, compared to the grand scheme of things, it really puts things into perspective.
“The TLC reality show All-American Muslim, which follows five families in Dearborn, Michigan, has a lot of points to make about the lives of average Muslim citizens in America, among them the lingering discrimination they face after 9/11… Last week, hardware big-box store Lowe’s pulled its advertising from All-American Muslim under pressure–and thereby proved the show’s point. Lowe’s pulled its ads following a protest campaign from the Florida Family Association, which objects to the show, in essence, because it portrays Muslims too positively. That is, it argues the show is “propaganda” because it portrays peaceful, ordinary Muslims without mentioning horrible things that other Muslims have done.”—
This needs more notes. I seriously cannot understand how people can hate Muslims so much. It’s common fucking knowledge that we are not inherently evil. If you tried to convince an Islamophobe that the sky is blue during a clear morning, they’d probably tell you that not only is the sky not blue, but it’s plotting to destroy America. Fuck anybody who hates Islam. Or any religion for that matter. Fuck anybody who hates senselessly.