“If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.”

– A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner  (via exam)

What is it like for people who never worry about money?  can they sleep soundly?  do people with close knit families know how lucky they are?  Because mine have all abandoned me.  What is it like to actually have “family time” without an argument?  because my dad spent all day not talking to me.  There is a level of frustration that has seeped into my bones, it chills me close to death without actually dying. I just want to find a hobbit hole to burrow in, to stay there and never deal with this callow life driven by capitalist gains.  I want to enjoy life not just live paycheck to paycheck.  

goblinparty:

Donna Meagle is my life inspiration

“Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel.”

Men really need to stop calling women crazy (via 5000letters)

This is how verbal and emotional abuse works.  I remember the five years of it I endured.  I lost myself and my voice because I was always being told my feelings were illegitimate.  I still second guess myself all the time even though I’m out of that abusive relationship, so  I can attest to this completely.    

undeadcosmicunicorn:

"Your makeup looks really natural today"

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“We have this incessant need to turn others, especially celebrities, into heroes and role models rather than look inward for inspiration because we want others to have the responsibility of weighing the world on their shoulder so that when things fall a part we’ll have someone to blame. Never once do we think that we, as laypeople, are perpetuating and maintaining the rough state of our existence, and never do we think we have the power to change our actions. It is true we cannot, as individuals, change the world, but we sure as hell can change how we act. If you choose to be an asshole because other people were assholes to you then we’ll never break the cycle of abuse on any level of its existence. So, be kind, speak with love, and embrace people with a warm hug. You have no idea how transformative that would be for the world in retrospect.”

– VivianwithanA

“[I]t is actually more expensive to be poor than not poor. If you can’t afford the first month’s rent and security deposit you need in order to rent an apartment, you may get stuck in an overpriced residential motel. If you don’t have a kitchen or even a refrigerator and microwave, you will find yourself falling back on convenience store food, which—in addition to its nutritional deficits—is also alarmingly overpriced. If you need a loan, as most poor people eventually do, you will end up paying an interest rate many times more than what a more affluent borrower would be charged. To be poor—especially with children to support and care for—is a perpetual high-wire act.”

It Is Expensive to Be Poor | The Atlantic  (via america-wakiewakie)

Reblog this forever. I’ll never forget how many of my students in the school I worked in with a 100% free and reduced lunch rate lived in residential motels and how many of them relied on the school to get breakfast and lunch and how often those were their only meals for the day.

Or how my friends who have older cars have to spend so much money repairing them but an older car was all they could afford in the first place.

And how you literally have no safety net because if you already fixed one thing on your car and something else goes a week later, you’ve already spent the little bit of buffer you saved up.

(via raindropprincess)

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

(via moniquill)

pinkisthenewfeminism:

"Parenting is not an easy venture, but in the film the contrast between two different worlds is a fascinating axiomatic observation.  Juxtaposed on screen are the merger of an aristocratic society and the gutterpups of the underground – the boxtrolls.  In a tangible, contiguous glimpse, the film brings two worlds together to shows us the variation in environmental development of childhood."

“Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.


Read it over.

Again.

Let those words resonate in your mind.”

Nayyirah Waheed  (via mleting)

accidnet:

single and ready 2 flamingle

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