We are an incredibly sick, twisted and destructive race. In my personal opinion karma doesn’t affect people personally, it’s global. Some asshole pushes over an old lady in Thailand, a man in England stubs his toe on a doorframe; a man dies defending against deforestation, the asshole from Thailand receives a payrise. Global karma for a global conciousness, where there is no judge or jury, only executioner, and boy does this guy have a special sense of a humour.
you're such a pessimist, there's no wonder you can't appreciate that the good actually always overwrites the bad. no matter how shit things might seem, there are still good things in life. 'its not about faking happiness. it's about not letting the sadness win.'
You’re only just realizing that I’m a pessimist? When you’ve seen the world in the way that you’re not meant to see it, it’s hard to think that things are good the way that they are. For example, did you know that right now in the world people still get executed daily for believing that they have the right to show themselves smiling in public, for the love of an entity that nobody has heard from in thousands of years, course you do, everyone knows that, but we ignore it. And I won’t ignore it, I hear it all, I’m aware that it’s all going on, all of it all the time.
’its not about faking happiness. it’s about not letting the sadness win.’ - I hate to dismantle quotes that you love.. Humans learn their emotions at a young age, if we learn fake happiness, that’s what we feel. To win a war you need artillery on both sides, the sadness has a 5 billion strong army, equipped with the latest in misery creating technology. The happiness army is chilling over on an Island in the pacific, a small colony of about 500 or so people. They don’t fight, because they can’t win. The only way for happiness to win is to ignore the land of the silence and hope their people starve or die of disentry before theirs do.
Right now there isn’t enough good things in my life to make me happy for more than a couple of hours a day, but there’s enough misery in the world to make me feel ashamed to be human. I find it extremely hard to block out the bad and keep in the good, that’s not how my mind works.
everything does happen for a reason, yes. that doesn't mean the reason is always a good one. but it's still happening for a reason that will eventually be a good one. gotta have the bad to help us appreciate the good. xxx
I accept that through the law of physics and cause of event that everything had and has a reason for happening. What I can’t believe is that there is justification, morality or just cause behind these instances of misfortune. When there the ratio of good:bad is too skewed it gets harder to appreciate the good, as it’s rarely there and when it is, it just amplifies the bad times when it doesn’t stick around long enough. And it never sticks around, and it never stays. We may live in a closed system, but entropy still slowly pushes our world into a constant state of disorder, where nothing is King, and it’s effects can be felt all across the Universe. One day every particle in existence will be infinite amounts of lightyears away from each other, nothingness separating everything, where nothing will be anything and where nothing can be with anything, or see anything, or touch anything, or feel anything, ever again, for eternity.
Sorry, I know you’re only trying to help, I’m just feeling especially demoralized today x
What Disney movies teach kids: Beauty and the Beast
This is an obvious one also. i think the worst part about the “”brainwashing”” that’s happening here is that the kids think its totally normal and it’s what’s going to happen in their life, i mean why wouldn’t they? It’s gonna suck so bad for them when they get older and its not their fault. When you’re a kid you trust that Dad knows everything, that Mum can make anything okay, and you trust your fun little cartoon characters who show you an awesome story where everything will be okay, but in the real world it’s really not. Of course if you are rich and beautiful though, or submissive and play by the rules, then yeah there is a much higher chance you’re going to have a great life. But when you’re comparing your life to that of a fairytale… Well it’s just not going to work out that way for most people, who knows, maybe you’ll be the expection
Beauty and the Beast is the story of a girl, Belle, who falls in love with an ugly beast because he has a good heart. The intended message from Disney is that one should never judge a book by its cover and that the inside is what counts. While this message may very well be true, it isn’t the only one conveyed. While Belle is getting to know the beast, he has her imprisoned in his castle against her will. Especially at the beginning, his words and actions are nearly if not entirely abusive. He yells at her often, uses harsh words, and comes close to physically harming her in a couple of scenes. This teaches and gives girls a perfect example of patriarchy, a system in which femininity is subordinate to masculinity. This is encouraged particularly when Belle retreats to her room after the beast yells at her and then isn’t allowed to eat dinner when she refuses to do as he wishes and eat with him.
Two other messages that this story conveys are the importance of beauty and hegemonic heterosexuality (the idea of the dominant and privileged being those who are heterosexual). At the very beginning of the story, the beast is first a handsome prince. He is transformed into an ugly beast as punishment for turning away an old hag (who is actually a beautiful enchantress) who comes to his door looking for shelter. The enchantress (from whom, by the way, the prince begs for forgiveness when he sees that she is actually beautiful) promises the prince that he will become handsome and human again when he learns how to love another and earn her love in return. This scenario essentially teaches kids that ugliness is a form of punishment and beauty is a reward. This scenario also encourages hegemonic heterosexuality because the beast is told that he will be rewarded only for loving and being loved by a girl. This is emphasized by supporting characters as they talk about “the girl who will break the spell” and help the beast charm Belle by giving him heterosexual dating advice. For example, one character, Cogsworth, suggests that the beast give Belle “flowers, chocolates, promises you don’t intend to keep…” because these are examples of “things” that society has turned into “objects” of romance that men give women.
Had to be done, probably the first Disney movie that comes to mind when you think of gender roles
Cinderella is yet another Disney classic that enforces gender roles by portraying women in a negative light. It goes hand in hand with West and Zimmerman’s theory of “doing gender” and “contributes to, reaffirms, and reproduces masculine dominance and feminine submissiveness”. One of the main messages Cinderella sends to young girls is that getting a wealthy man to fall in love with you will result in true happiness. However, in order to get a man to fall in love with you, you have to be beautiful, and if you are not beautiful, men won’t pay attention to you. In the movie, Cinderella transforms from being a poor, mistreated maid to a glamorous princess. She gains the Prince’s attention with the help of a little magic to make her appear beautiful. In the end, Prince Charming fell in love with Cinderella’s beauty, not necessarily Cinderella herself.
In addition, this film portrays that females need to be “rescued” by a man. It teaches women to rely on other people to save them, particularly men. It expresses that without a male figure, women are weak and insignificant. The film also features the famous song “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” The lyrics to this song teach that by dreaming hard enough wishes will come true by a stroke of luck. Again, it reflects women as passive and unable to take action on their own to go after their dreams. Cinderella does absolutely nothing herself to get out of the situation she is in. Cinderella should have the confidence to stand up for herself and not wait around for her wishes to come true or for a man to come save her.
In conclusion, Cinderella portrays women to be weak, obedient, and passive. It also makes wealth and beauty a top priority and a gateway to happiness. Continuing to portray female characters in this way results in people “conform to dominate norms and conceptualizations, including those related to age and gender, even if we question or reject those norms”. This type of conformity causes gender roles and stereotypes to remain present in our society.
Before we get going I just wanna make it clear that Sebastian was awesome.
From Disney’s The Little Mermaid, young girls are indoctrinated with many preconceived notions about their traditional gender roles, which are “sets of behavioral norms assumed to accompany one’s status as male or female”. The film’s main character, Arial, falls in love with a prince and goes to major extremes to win his love. Because Arial left her close friends and family and underwent an extensive physical transformation, she ultimately is rewarded with Prince Eric’s love and affection. Arial’s actions send two discrete, yet profound, lessons. Firstly, that it is completely acceptable for a girl to abandon her family and overall lifestyle just to be with a man. Secondly, that a woman must be willing to drastically change her physical appearance in order for a man to love her. As a result of the diffusion of these messages, young women are taught that they are subordinate to men and should be willing to change themselves for someone, as if they are not already good enough.
In addition to the previously stated gender messages, the most blatantly obvious statements about expectations of the female gender are described in Ursula’s song, Poor Unfortunate Souls. In the song, the evil witch, Ursula, explains to Arial that it is fine for her to give up her voice because she is beautiful, specifically “You have your looks, your pretty face, and don’t underestimate the importance of body language.” This statement gives off a sentiment that in order to get what one wants, all a woman needs is to be beautiful. Furthermore, Ursula explains that what a woman’s intelligence and personality is irrelevant to her worth, stating, “On land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word” and “It’s she who holds her tongue who gets a man.” This argument for female subordination is a clear example of a patriarchal society, in which females are subordinate to males
It’s in your medicine, your toothpaste, your food, even your water supply, and it’s more poisonous than lead.
It weakens your teeth, your bones, your organs, your mental capacity, and increases the chances of bone disease and cancer.
Officially Fluoride helps to preserve your teeth and bones, and so it’s pumped into our water supply. Even though there is no evidence to support that fluoride can reduce cavities or increase dental health, it’s still in toothpaste.
Essentially every anti-depressant on the market contains large amounts of fluoride that seriously affect the way your brain works, and the chemicals it creates to keep you happy and healthy.
Fluoride has been scientifically proven numerous times to be detrimental to the human body, and yet our government still approve it to be added to virtually anything they know we’ll consume.
“I feel tremendous guilt for any sexual feelings I have. So I end up spending my entire life feeling sorry for fancying somebody. Even in school I thought girls were so wonderful that I was scared to death of them. I masturbate a lot. That’s how I deal with it.”—“Thom Yorke” (via theothimo)
I recently saw a post on Reddit that explained how it feels to be on heroin, from the point of view of a former addict. Very insightful, and worth reading.
Actually this is an obvious question but it’s not what you might think. Let me explain it to you, I’ve been an opiate addict for a long time and tried many drugs. Drugs that are ‘uppers’ have the most ‘obvious’ euphoria. For example if you take adderall/coke/meth/speed/MDMA you will get this shining bright euphoria, self confidence, energy, and other drug-specific feelings (for meth like you are king or for MDMA like you love everyone). However, you owe these drugs back what they delivered to you. After a meth binge, or lots of MDMA use, or staying up all night on coke you will feel like shit. To an extent this aspect is similar to an alcoholic hangover.
On the other hand, for many people who experiment with heroin they are underwhelmed (not including IV usage, but most experimenters rarely ever IV first time). They just feel good, chill, happy, but they feel like this spooky drug ‘heroin’ hasn’t delivered. They are just mellow. Oh obviously it has all been a lie they will think. Heroin isn’t spooky, it’s chill. It’s not addictive like everyone else thinks. It doesn’t make you do stupid shit or stay up all day and hallucinate like amphetamines or coke. It doesn’t empty your serotonin like MDMA or give you a hangover like alcohol. People tend to just think oh, what a nice drug.
So the next day they wake up and everything is normal. No headache or shitty feeling—just a slight afterglow of that nice feeling. Oh it was cheap as well! It only cost $10 for a whole night of being high! I thought people said heroin was expensive? And then next weekend comes… There are all these drugs I could do but I liked heroin. It didn’t ‘fuck me up,’ I could still think clearly. No hangover. No feeling like shit later. I still was awake. It just made me happy and content with life. Oh and it’s only $10! Well, I should get some more for the whole weekend. This is great! I will use Heroin on the weekends now!
Now let’s say this person works and has responsibilities. He knows he can’t go into work drunk, or on MDMA, or high. So he doesn’t. It’s actually simple. But heroin… Well the user might actually find they do better work on heroin. Instead of being sad or grumpy or depressed with his job… he is just… happy. Mellow. Content. Everything is fine and the world is beautiful. It’s raining, it’s dark, I woke up at 5:30AM, I’m commuting in traffic. I would have had a headache, I would have been miserable, I would have wondered how my life took me to this point. This point I’m at right now. But no, no, everything is fine. Life is beautiful. The rain drops are just falling and in each one I see the reflection of every persons life around me. Humanity is beautiful. In this still frame shot of traffic on this crowded bus I just found love and peace. Heroin is a wonder drug. Heroin is better than everything else. Heroin makes me who I wish I was. Heroin makes life worth living. Heroin is better than everything else. Heroin builds up a tolerance fast. Heroin starts to cost more money. I need heroin to feel normal. I don’t love anymore. Now I’m sick. I can’t afford the heroin that I need. How did $10 used to get me high? Now I need $100. That guy that let me try a few lines the first time doesn’t actually deal. Oh I need to find a real dealer? This guy is a felon and carries a gun—he can sell me the drug that lets me find love in the world. No this isn’t working, I need to quit.
To answer your question, heroin feels nice. That’s all, it just feels very nice. You can make the rest up for yourself. Attach your own half-truths to this drug that will show you the world and for a moment you will feel as clever as Faust.
once i accidentally saved a reaction image in my porn folder and then forgot to move it to my reaction image folder and a few days later i was jerking off and then suddenly out of fucking nowhere i see the reaction image and staRTED LAUGHING REALLY HARD BECAUSE IT WAS THIS FUCKING PICTURE
TIHS HAPPENED TO ME TOO ONCE THE EXACT SAME PICTURE TOO