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Is our History regressing?

Two decades ago being homophobic was the norm. People didn’t even know what sexual orientation really meant. When I told my mom I wanted to support gay rights she told me to stay out of it (“You don’t really want to be associated with them, people will start saying your gay.”) as if gay was a dirty word. 629 more words


I'm gonna find another you

I never really liked this guy, but he’s growing on me today!  The song details Mayer’s plan to overcome his ex-girlfriend – by finding somebody with whom he feels equally as connected. 179 more words


As I get older, my kinder side starts to take a backseat

The optimism I once had in hand now lays crumbled by my feet. 109 more words


I'm So Tired

I was chatting with a friend, and she asked how I was. “Meh”, was my reply. “What’s ‘meh’?”

Meh. Meh is – I’m tired. So tired of fighting for peace (it’s not an oxymoron), and freedom, and the same rights that others have, and now I’ll have to fight just to survive. 772 more words


Where exactly did it all go wrong?

I read once that when Genghis Khan entered Khwarezm he was deeply offended by the sight of its canals and ordered them all torn up. Rivers, he felt, should always be free. 1,410 more words

Idle Thoughts

Weaponized Positivity

Weaponized positivity is the use of unabashed optimism and cheerfulness to piss off others. I recently mentioned my dislike of Pollyanna-style positivity. But having just watched the 2003 Pollyanna movie, my mind has been changed. 221 more words