“life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” - hellen keller
- seeing old people [walking down the street, buying coffee] makes me feel like being kinder to people.
- when i’m feeling down, walking around the produce section makes me feel better.
- sometimes, you just need to get out of the city for a bit.
the “i’m trying to and maybe it’ll help you, too”s:
- stop: impressing, interrupting, controlling, fearing.
- enjoy patterned things. wallpaper, dresses, socks. [i.e. don’t take everything so seriously.]
- buy people coffee/tea/a beer more often, just because.
- give someone the benefit of the doubt.
- say something nice to the person who’s irritating you today.
- turn pandora to a station you’d normally never listen to
- more beauty in your everyday life. take the scenic route, sit on a park bench, admire architecture.
- figure out a way to laugh every day.
- be kind — to yourself, too.
dear people of the internet:
from merriam webster, feminist: advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights equal to those of men.
i.e.: feminists advocate equality. that’s it; no bra-burning or man-hating required. a feminist is literally just a person who thinks men and women should be equal in socioeconomic and legal standing.
so, ladies: when you say, “I mean, I’m not a feminist or anything like that.” in a cautionary, don’t-think-I’m-crazy! way, what you’re actually saying is “don’t worry! I fundamentally don’t think I’m as valuable as a man!”
and men: when you say, “she got all feminist on me about…” in a derogatory way, what you’re really saying is “then she turned into this dumb lady who thinks she should be treated equally.”
let’s stop using “feminist” as a pejorative.