in online forum posts for classes: saying you “agree” with someone is not holding a conversation you need to engage w the material ppl and connect what we’re learning back to you otherwise wtf are we doing. just taking up long-ass posts saying we agree — i mean, that’s cool if u do, but connect it back to you and your thinking, i want to LEARN FROM ALL OF YOU and i can’t do that if you’re not ENGAGING W THE MATERIAL.
We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.
i have been thinking a lot about conforming vs. nonconforming a lot recently. i feel like it’s almost impossible to be completely nonconforming, otherwise you would find little common ground with most ppl because your views differ so much from theirs. at the same time though, i’d rather be true to my thinking and ideas then succumb to the faults of society. does this make sense?? i just don’t want to contribute more to its being fucked up and if that means taking a stand against not partaking in “small talk” or idk talking about things i think are irrelevant to the human experience, then yea i will do that. i cringe to think that i overheard a conversation about a girl finding out she was wearing the same thing as another girl at a party and how horrific it was…wut. the fuck.
who would you be if gender wasn’t a thing? i can’t help but think part of this conforming aspect to society is committing to aspects of gender that i just don’t want to partake in. the girls at my college are way into their looks — i rarely put on makeup, and when i do it’s for a nice occasion and it’s usually just eyeliner…my hair is short and poofy and i don’t care to regulate it every day. why does this have to be such a concern w girls and women nowadays?
we could be thinking about SO MANY OTHER THINGS if we weren’t abiding by gender roles and thinking about things we think we should be thinking about but don’t question we should be thinking about because we are too far into conformity to realize that we’re doing it. or, that’s just how i see this shit.
i can’t express how frustrated i am by society, i think about this so very much. prob more than i should. but seriously, i want to be having good conversations about life and who we are as PEOPLE. not as girls or boys or women or men. PEOPLE.
i hate to say this but sometimes it feels like my family will drive me to drink. every time i go visit, i get so so unhappy realizing how shitty the dynamics still are and how they’ve done nothing to fix it. and i feel like i’m finally able to redefine home for myself, and neither of them are able to do that right now. it’s like they’re stuck in time and i’m time travelling to a place i don’t want to keep going back to.i can’t help but want to have some beer or some THING that will dull their reality to me. it hurts too much to see it sometimes
Remember me. Try your best.
Neil and Cobie’s reaction to the final episode. (x)
notice neil not saying no in any way… he knew we’d fucking hate it
I love Neil even more now.
the himym finale has got me thinking about mortality, and how life can be fucked up sometimes, but it’s too short to not go after love. my heart is aching in the worst way
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