On advice for the ages


dearcoquette:

What single piece of advice would you give to a 5 year old? 10 year old? 15 year old? and so on. It’s vague but I’m curious on what you’d find important for someone to know at various stages in their life.


Age 5: Never stop asking questions.

Age 10: Never stop questioning the answers.

Age 15: Don’t take anything personally.

Age 20: Let go of your childhood.

Age 25: Surround yourself with good people.

Age 30: Hustle.

Age 35: Let go of your bullshit.

Age 40: Change while you still can.

Age 45: Delegate your hustle.

Age 50: Let go of your youth.

Age 55: Go do that thing you’ve always wanted to do.

Age 60: Get the fuck out of the way.

Age 65: Let go of your legacy.

Age 70: Give away everything that you can.

Age 75: Stay connected with the world.

Age 80: Let go of everything.

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"the thing is, I’m almost certain that’s exactly what happened" —CJ Cregg

Koch brothers/GOP agenda right there.

buntsfromaleftcoastgirl:

"the thing is, I’m almost certain that’s exactly what happened" —CJ Cregg

Koch brothers/GOP agenda right there.

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On statistical claims


dearcoquette:

What do you think about the claim that lesbian couples have a higher incidence of domestic violence than straight couples?


I don’t think much of anything about statistical claims without a source, and regardless of the numbers (or the methods used to determine those numbers), I’m much more interested in whatever underlying belief would cause a person to cite a given statistic.

So, here’s the better question: If lesbian couples do, in fact, have a higher incidence of domestic violence than straight couples, what does that make true for you? What belief does it reinforce? What belief does it refute? What does that say about you as a person?

This is the kind of statistic that a gay rights activist might use to highlight a need for more social services with regard to a particularly underserved segment of the population. Okay, fine. I can get behind that.

Unfortunately, this is also the kind of statistic that a men’s rights activist might use to reinforce his belief that women are more culpable than men with regard to their roles in domestic violence. If that’s the angle, then dude needs to step the fuck back.

Point is, if somebody is coming at you with statistics, it’s because they literally have something to prove. Make them prove it and then make them tell you why, because the numbers themselves are almost always less important than the reason someone wishes they were higher or lower.

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Watercolor painting ideas

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“It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say ‘That was shitty of you.’ You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.”

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Lovely! Here’s the tutorial. I already made one.

Lovely! Here’s the tutorial. I already made one.

West Elm Rocking Bird Salt + Pepper Shakers here.
WAAAAAAANT.

West Elm Rocking Bird Salt + Pepper Shakers here.

WAAAAAAANT.

gifboss:

Mistakes were made

gifboss:

Mistakes were made

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WHUT. 

Fascinating: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burakumin

Now I gotta go to the Osaka Human Rights Museum. Holy shit.

WHUT.

Fascinating: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burakumin

Now I gotta go to the Osaka Human Rights Museum. Holy shit.

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I’m on an island!

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I’m on an island!