when you want to continue a conversation but you don’t know what to say
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i love this picture! just look at it. all of these girls are doing their makeup or brushing their hair in the mirror trying to look acceptable for society, and then this one girl in the middle with the mohawk and piercings etc. is 100% confident with herself, looking in the mirror smiling. shows that these other girls may be insecure? maybe because they’re too afraid to be themselves..
What bothers me is that everyone has it in their head that, in order to be yourself or in order to be an individual, you have to dress outrageous and crazy like the girl in the picture. There is a huge difference between dressing for yourself, and dressing solely for the purpose of shocking those around you. People don’t understand that the concept of “the individual” varies from person to person. What if the girls in the picture are in fact dressing according to who they are? Just because their personal style doesn’t provide shock value, does not mean they are any less of an individual. The girls in the photo could also be legitimately confused or perplexed as to why and how someone could desire so much to stick out like a sore thumb. I always dress for myself, but this entails me wearing an oversized shirt from a garage sale and leggings. I don’t necessarily stick out but I am dressing for myself.
You don’t need to dress shockingly in order to prove to anyone that you’re an individual, and it’s sad to think that the only girls who are truly individual are those who dress in these outrageous styles.
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That is a gas mask, and the game controller. You can’t see anything at all, and you can only hear the creepy sounds that come from the game itself (everything else is canceled out by the headphones). In Deep Sea, you are underwater and surrounded by unthinkable creatures coming at you from all sides. An AI character tells you which way the monsters are coming, more or less, and you have to try to shoot them down with your joystick. If there’s a hit, you’ll hear a scream — if you miss, all you will hear is your shot drifting away into the sea (and, eventually, your own scream).
The game is extremely claustrophobic, and this is all quite intentional: In this interview, the game’s creator admits that “It’s meant to be a difficult, frustrating, scary experience. I saw somebody rip off the mask and I realized … I think I’m on to something here.”
In fact, the more scared you are, the harder the game gets — the game actually keeps track of your breathing and plays back an exaggerated breathing sound that increases the more nervous you get, sooner or later drowning out the game’s commands and getting you killed. Even if you’re not claustrophobic at all, you might be after playing it.
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In art works of Kal Gajoum you can feel warmth and energy, which is often overlooked by contemporary artists. His paintings are both modern and traditional, powerful and delicate, complex and simple. Kal Gajoum is a real colorist whose works fill the room with light. And, it’s probably not just because the artist is well mastered the technique of painting. He really loves his job – and each work radiates this love. And vivid scenes of street life filled with red umbrellas have become a hallmark of the artist.
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I have heard people say that you should be content with who you are. Along with joining the ever-growing pile of useless, but somehow often repeated phrases, I feel like it should be said differently. You should be content with who you are, but you shouldn’t settle. Think of it as love, except instead of love for another person, it’s love for the self (no, not that kind of love, or THAT kind of love, but love in a self-appreciative and respectful way).
You deserve to be happy, and if you aren’t happy, and you have the power to change it, you should do whatever the hell is in your power to bring that change to make yourself happy. If you aren’t happy with who you are, you shouldn’t have to just settle. Some people say it’s impossible to change your personality (like the way you are is the way you are now and forever), or that the personality is something ethereal. I don’t buy this even with the shabbiest-looking pennies. Think back in your history. Can’t you remember a time where you were like a totally different person? (A good sign is that you may say “What the hell was I thinking?”)
Well, that’s your personality being different. To me, the personality is a culmination of interpersonal relationships, intrapersonal interpretation, and psycological mindset; who you hang out with, how you attach significance to things, and how you view your universe. Each can influence things like emotion, behavior, and thinking, but I find those are the main three things that affect one’s personality. If you wanna change your personality, you have to alter one or more of those three things.
To do so, simply start by “acting out” how you want to be. Yes, it will seem VERY awkward and fake at first. But like how fuck-buddies can start to develop feelings for each other, acting like a part long enough slowly convinces the brain that it is IN that role. That’s the reason boot camp exists; not to necessarily train the soldiers physically, but to put them in the mindset of a soldier. If you have a problem with how you view yourself, you can change it. I promise, I’m almost the complete opposite person from who I was a mere three years ago.
“A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.
stole this off a post on Facebook, but i feel like tumblr needs to read this.
Morgan Freeman’s brilliant take on what happened yesterday :
“You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.”
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