I get an overwhelming feeling of guilt whenever I decide to stay in instead of go out. Uhg.
Help comes when the person identifies the change they want and starts to believe it can actually happen. Whether it is overcoming an impossible family situation, making a career or study change, standing up to an oppressor, gaining relief from chronic physical pain, igniting creative inspiration, feeling less alone, or beginning to value their self worth, at the root of suicidal feelings is often powerlessness to change your life – not giving up on life itself."
- Angela Davis (via fashinpirate)
The varying forms of solitude and isolation i put myself in are anxiety inducing.
As an introvert I need quiet, alone time, solitude. But how much solitude until it becomes unhealthy? If I am content with myself, is that really unhealthy? I worry though because when I become depressed I isolate myself and that is a different thing. I never used to consider this stuff as much before being in a relationship. measuring the time I spend with one person as well as comparing his social circle to mine. I constantly worry I have let my other relationships slip away because I have put so much time and energy into this one.
Anonymous asked: technically buying from any grocery store or fast food outlet that stocks animal products is helping fund the store to get that stock. and technically working for any said place is encouraging it too. what are your opinions on this?
Unless you live completely off grid, independent, and grow and make all your own food and clothing, you are in some way going to contribute to a society that causes suffering even if you are making all the “right” choices. There’s just no way around that at this point.
Veganism is about avoiding all harm as far as possible and practical. Vegans can drive themselves to insanity trying to fix every little thing. I once admitted to a vegetarian friend that I was having anxiety over animal testing and tissue brands. I got a funny look but seriously, we all think about those things because we have this awareness of all the hurt in the world and we can’t ignore it. But we still need to go to the grocery store, even the farmers markets sell meat and clothing stores sell leather jackets and shoes. We need to work to make money to live.
Do the best you can and let go of the rest as frustrating as that can be.
i needed this.
i wonder how long i’ll be able to put up with my “kind of” racist, anti-feminism, meat eating boyfriend and his friends. i used to love that we get on so well despite our differences but i dont know. i cant even have proper debates with them about the topics i guess because i am not educated enough or am intimidated. i guess if you’re not a woman, its hard to understand what its like to be a woman. its just frustrating that i cant hold my own about things i supposedly believe in. my logic is just so different, i dont think i will ever be able to change someones mind or point of view.
i wanna look like someone who can cut you but still bakes cookies in her spare time
We all conditioned to hate the black woman and her form. Our bodies and curves are demonized.-@thesoulasylum
Eye-opening New Research Helps Us Understand How Birds Communicate
One species of bird is proving that eyes provide not only a window to the soul, but also an effective means of warding off unwelcome nest competitors.
by Todd Petty
A new study strengthens the case that jackdaws, crow-like birds found in Eurasia and Africa, use their eyes to communicate with other members of their own species—an ability that, up until now, was thought to only exist in humans and other primates.
Jackdaw eyes bear some resemblance to those of humans—dark pupils and colorful irises surrounded by white sclera. In fact, a 2009 study found evidence that hand-reared jackdaws could follow a human gaze to tell what a person was looking at. The new study, conducted by Gabrielle Davidson of the University of Cambridge and published in Biology Letters, is the first indication that one jackdaw can use its eyes to send a message to another…
(photos: T - Maxwell Hamilton; B - Silvia Reiche/Foto Natura/Minden Pictures/Corbis)