I really wanna go out soon and get in some sort of trouble.
I’m feeling like hot shit lately, bored hot shit. I need a party with a few of my old friends and a ton of people I’ve never met, or something. I guess that kinda junk will get easier in 6 months when I’m twenty one, but who knows.
1306) A few days ago I realized when I gave myself the permission not to give a fuck. It was soon after what ended up being my last panic attack after four months of having them almost every night. Sometimes I worry I’m screwing myself up, but now I remembered why I chose to enjoy as much of my life as possible. The dark times were then, now I just wanna forget them and love this live I’ve got.
some people are saying that equal rights have to go both ways and that perry has a point.
i fully agree that rights have to extend to everyone, however, since when has christmas been disallowed?
have you even left the house lately? because i can’t go outside without having christmas thrown in my face. christmas sales. christmas lights. christmas trees. christmas christmas christmas.
as for schools having “winter” or “holiday” breaks instead of christmas breaks, well, isn’t that extending rights to everyone? the winter break isn’t just for people who celebrate christmas! it’s a school’s job to make sure that students don’t feel targeted. schools are supposed to be safe places for students.
and most schools do allow prayer! if you pray in school, you won’t be suspended or expelled. it’s simply against the rules for teachers to mandate prayer, which makes quite a lot of sense! imagine the outcry there would be if students were forced to read the quran! but if a student personally wants to practice their religious beliefs, that’s completely acceptable, as it should be.
the same applies to stores. people are complaining that they have to say “happy holidays” instead of “merry christmas.” but why would stores want to alienate customers that dont’ celebrate christmas or aren’t of the christian faith?
of course, most people won’t be offended by being told to have a merry christmas, and most students won’t complain so long as they’re getting time off from school, i realize that! but schools are supposed to accept everyone. it’s their job to be careful! and i think most retailers just want money, and they don’t care if it comes from christians or satanists or anything in between, so why risk driving away people with wallets?
I found out three weeks ago I have cancer. I’m 49 years old, have been married for almost 20 years and have two kids. […] We’re good people, and we work hard. But we haven’t been able to afford health insurance for more than two years. And now I have third-stage breast cancer and am facing months of expensive treatment. […] Fortunately for me, I’ve been saved by the federal government’s Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan, something I had never heard of before needing it. […] It’s not perfect, of course, and it still leaves many people in need out in the cold. But it’s a start, and for me it’s been a lifesaver — perhaps literally.
Which brings me to my apology. I was pretty mad at Obama before I learned about this new insurance plan. I had changed my registration from Democrat to Independent, and I had blacked out the top of the “h” on my Obama bumper sticker, so that it read, “Got nope” instead of “got hope.” I felt like he had let down the struggling middle class. My son and I had campaigned for him, but since he took office, we felt he had let us down.
So this is my public apology. I’m sorry I didn’t do enough of my own research to find out what promises the president has made good on. I’m sorry I didn’t realize that he really has stood up for me and my family, and for so many others like us. I’m getting a new bumper sticker to cover the one that says “Got nope.” It will say “ObamaCares.”
“The reason why I refuse to take existentialism as just another French fashion or historical curiosity, is that I think it has something very important to offer us for the new century. I’m afraid we’re losing the real virtues of living life passionately in the sense of taking responsibility for who you are, the ability to make something of yourself and feel good about life. Existentialism is often discussed as if it’s, a philosophy of despair, but I think the truth is just the opposite. Sartre, once interviewed, said he never really felt a day of despair in his life. One thing that comes out from reading these guys is not a sense of anguish about life so much as, a real kind of exuberance, of feeling on top of it, it’s like your life is yours to create. I’ve read the post modernists with some interest, even admiration, but when I read them I always have this awful nagging feeling that something absolutely essential is getting left out. The more you talk about a person as a social construction or as a confluence of forces or as fragmented or marginalized, what you do is you open up a whole new world of excuses. And when Sartre talks about responsibility, he’s not talking about something abstract. He’s not talking about the kind of self or soul that theologians would argue about. It’s something very concrete, it’s you and me talking, making decisions, doing things, and taking the consequences. It might be true that there are six billion people in this world, and counting, but nevertheless -what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms, it makes a difference to other people, and it sets an example. In short, I think the message here is that we should never simply write ourselves off or see each other as a victim of various forces. It’s always our decision who we are.”—Philosophy professor in “Waking Life” (via bondsoffreedom)