Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.
"My style is too cold / Always forever like Luther / But it ain’t original / because I stole it from the future" Video has surfaced of a 19-year-old Kanye West freestyling at the now-defunct Fat Beats record store in Greenwich Village, 1996. (via the New York Daily News)
Majid Jordan - Her
Beauty privilege is very real. None of us are imagining it, and if we aren’t born genetic lottery winners, our only option is to compensate with style, grace, and charm. Of course, none of that shit comes cheap. That’s kind of the whole point. It’s all meant to be aspirational and exclusionary. We’re supposed to feel depressed by our skin, agitated by our bodies, and anxious about our invisibility. That’s the insidious subtlety of social control. The worst part is that we know in our rational minds that it’s all bullshit, and yet we’re still plagued with self-loathing when we can’t live up to unattainable beauty standards. No matter how much self-acceptance we achieve, we can still look in the mirror and instantly catalog all the things about ourselves that we don’t think measure up. It’s maddening. It makes us feel like hypocrites even though it’s not our hypocrisy.
(I love this. There’s nothing that makes me happier as a writer than finding my work quoted and reblogged all over tumblr.)
My friend, you suffer from the misplaced optimism of the doomed.
We’re all lonely for something we don’t know we’re lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we’ve never even met?
So close, yet so far.
Don’t you think it would be wonderful to get rid of everything and everybody and just go some place where you don’t know a soul?
NOT EVEN SATAN could have thought this up. Israelis cheering on massacres likes its a sport.
Contrary to what the media tell you this is how safe they are from ‘khamas rockets’ and this is how little regard they have for human life.
They wll not stop until they wipe Palestine off the map. The ethic cleansing of Palestine continues. Israel is targeting babies, children, women and men - no one is excluded - while the world sits by and watches.
Not so much as a squeak from Obama. Or anyone. They only care about Israeli lives.
There is no lower than this.