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Q
If there was one piece of advice you could give to younger generations, what would it be?
Anonymous
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panatmansam:

Easy. I need not even think about it. It is:

Do not waste your youth worrying about things which do not matter in the long run.



mullingayr:

Why doesn’t anyone ever tell me about their day like go on anon and tell me what you had for lunch or a dumb commercial that you saw I don’t care I like getting pointless messages

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Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.
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morositree:

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

Chinese water torture- also the drops are random, there is no discernible pattern and since the human brain strives to find pattern in everything so it can prepare and react accordingly not being able to do this causes the goal of psychological breakdown to be even more effective and efficient

You never know where or when you will be misgendered or when that misgendering will send you into a spiral of dysphoria or dissociation or panic attacks or all three so you are constantly on edge waiting for it to happen, trying to protect yourself


buggirl:

This was an interesting creature. I collected it from a spider web thinking it was a spider.  It wasn’t until I got back to the lab that I realized it wasn’t a spider at all- it was some species of hemipteran.  I later found several others on spider webs as well.  This leads me to believe it is possibly a kleptoparasitic.  Which means, an animal that steals another animals prey, in this case- from a spider web.  At this point, that’s just my hypothesis, as I have no idea what it is.  It had no trouble in the web- which leads me to believe those long legs are adaptations to be able to live in spider webs for some reason.

EDIT:  it is an Emesine Assassin Bug, which means it is probably predatory on the spiders themselves!!
Tiputini, Ecuador.

buggirl:

This was an interesting creature. I collected it from a spider web thinking it was a spider.  It wasn’t until I got back to the lab that I realized it wasn’t a spider at all- it was some species of hemipteran.  I later found several others on spider webs as well.  This leads me to believe it is possibly a kleptoparasitic.  Which means, an animal that steals another animals prey, in this case- from a spider web.  At this point, that’s just my hypothesis, as I have no idea what it is.  It had no trouble in the web- which leads me to believe those long legs are adaptations to be able to live in spider webs for some reason.

EDIT:  it is an Emesine Assassin Bug, which means it is probably predatory on the spiders themselves!!

Tiputini, Ecuador.


me: no one ever texts me
*gets a text*
me: wtf do you want

someone: what are your plans for the weekend
me: who knows
me: (i know)
me: (i'm not leaving the house)