girl are you from norway cause there is norway i’m going near you
Hey, let’s all just stop trying to knock each other down all the time!
I just don’t understand why so many people feel we need to tear others down in order to make their point or make themselves look better. We’re all guilty of it at some point or another, in one way or another. I just know I am going to try to start to make more positive spins on discussion and instead of using negative language when speaking on another person, I will try to use positive language instead. I’m not saying I’ve been a negative shit talker all this time, but I think I’ve just become so aware about the power of language choices. There are two instances that are at the front of my mind while writing this:
First, when comforting someone when they feel they’ve been wronged by someone else: Some of my friends along with myself have been in an intense situation with another person for a while; now that the other person is out of the picture and not in the same place as my friends and myself the tension is no longer constantly around. That person made a facebook status that loosely alluded to the issues between my friends and I with that other person, but that wasn’t the part that got me thinking. The part that got me thinking was a comment made by one of that persons friends. The comment basically tore down my friends and myself (without direct mentioning of us, but it is known). This didn’t upset me as much as it got me thinking about how people handle these types of situations. It’s something we all do, if someone upsets someone we care about, we tear that other person down to bring that person we care about up. The intentions are okay, but is it right?
The other situation is when you, the person you are speaking about, or both, are a part of an oppressed group: If any parties involved in this situation are in an oppressed group (such as a racial\ethnic minority group or female) why tear down other members of that group unneccessarily? A specific example would be shaming women for being modest or being more open about their sexuality. As a woman, is it fair to shame another woman for being a “slut” or being a “prude”? The answer is no, in my opinion. It’s a common thing that I know, I myself have even been guilty of.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is that I want to make an effort to use more positive language. In order to do this, I think one must keep their core beliefs and concerns in their minds.
DISCLAMER: this is not me slamming anyone in any way, it’s simply me analyzing common language choices that are often not thought about in our day-to-day communications.
Game of Thrones S03: My Understanding so Far
“you shouldn’t be depressed, people have it worse than you”
finally, after years of searching, the person with the worst life ever is found. formally, they are granted permission to be sad. but only them. only they have earned it. no sads for anyone else at all ever
I’m just the boy who’s had too many chances.
I’ve been up all night, tryna get that rich
I’ve been work work work work working on my shit