I’m writing my essay on cyber-bullying right now
and there was this article that said “anon hate hurts us because when we read it, we don’t hear the attacker’s voice, we hear our own”
and that’s a really good observation.
Every woman has mastered this. We are actually born with this skill.
You level up when you can do it with long sleeves
"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."
The Dalai Lama (via dreamguide)
i love how some girls are soft and delicate and wear floral dresses and how some are fuckin hardcore and have short hair and are rad as hell and how others are a mix of the two
girls are so great
I don’t know how some girls are 100% straight like have you seen girlsI don’t know how some boys are 100% straight like have you seen boys
Have you ever bullshitted an assignment so hard you basically laugh after every sentence you write
Tal Peleg, Passionate makeup artist, designer and blogger.
I CAN’T EVEN DO A SIMPLE CAT EYE!
Bryan Tarnowski. Emptied Gestures.
Utilizing her body movements, Heather Hansen creates breathtaking, large scale charcoal paintings. In 2012 she began experimenting with kinetic drawing and has been searching for ways to combine her passion for visual art and dance. The idea for the series ‘Emptied Gestures’ was sparked on a trip to the beach. Whilst dancing on the beach she noticed that the lines carved in the sand by her turns had an interesting quality. She explains her work as follows: ‘Emptied Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series, I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and creating something new in the process.’
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
Wow okay I love this
Bravo. Now let’s talk about how mental illness is never being able to put the glass down, or is having to hold it with a broken fuckin’ hand.
While people are giving you weird looks and condescending lectures about how if you would just put the glass down you’d be fine and they don’t get why you refuse to put it down, no matter how many times you try to tell them you CAN’T.
And while we’re at it let’s talk about how the glasses range from a shot glass with a splash of water in it for rich white cishet men, to the two massive 32-oz Big Gulps full to the brim a poor queer TWoC is stuck holding.
Like it’s kinda hard to “put down the glass” when what it’s full of is the fact that rent is due tomorrow and you have no idea how you’re going to come up with the last $50 for it, or the insurance company has denied the claim for the meds that keep you sane and now you have to pay out of pocket until you can call your doctor and hopefully get him to help argue with the insurance company, or your hours have just been cut AGAIN but they still expect your availability to remain completely open so you could get fired if you try to get a second job, or your boss has started making really creepy comments but you know they’ll come up with some flimsy excuse to fire you if you make a fuss about it or or or…
Oh and then there’s the whole thing where the rest of society judges the everloving fuck out of a lot of people for finding ways to put the glass down that they don’t approve of, like “wasting” money on movie tickets, or buying junk food, or using part of a windfall to buy yourself something nice, or spending money to get your nails done, etc.
"As early in the evening as you can…" Like everyone’s stressors stop at the front door when they get home from their 9-5 office job.
It’s funny. I mean I’m sure this works great for some people, but… Pithy little “life lessons” like this never seem to hold up when faced with anything more than smugly superior back-patting…