Written words. May 26,2013. #instamood #instaqoute #instadaily #iger #ph #overgram #webstagram #plannner #quotation #thinknow
While Australia isn’t the biggest baddest most powerful of the world’s superpower nations, it is profound to hear the head of a nation, any nation, and a professed Christian at that, passionately making the case for gay marriage equality. Is he now coincidentally falling behind in the polls following this impassioned defense? Ummmmerahhhh….I can’t pretend to know enough, nor follow closely enough to say definitively, but it sure does seem that way. The more profound point however, is that political will hasn’t silenced or diluted Rudd’s views of this issue, nevermind the fact that this is a new-ish stance for him as of a few months ago. This video is one of the few instances I felt like a politician was being real. Now if only we can get our own democratically elected characters to speak intelligently about….well anything that matters in the world.
A pair of decisions handed down by the North Carolina Board of Elections bring some good and some bad news for voting rights advocates in the state.
I hope we’re all paying attention to the antics around voting rights in NC. Montravius King has won this battle, but there will be many many more. Voter suppression is real and us Mellinials have to get engaged. Get in the game! Start by looking up your local elected representatives. Baby steps :)
Changing societies requires changing habits and changing the information we consume. In this one place, I’ve began to compile the things that shape and change my own way of thinking. Hopefully, the product of these inspirations will be slightly inspiring to you.
As 20 somethings at the helm of our global society, poised to take over the reigns in just a few years, we ought to be in the know. Take the time to read thru the bullet points to get a better understanding of the legal ramifications of the recently judicial approved Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act otherwise termed as Obamacare. Do yourself the favor and do the research independently before you go taking sides. Know the facts!
"People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it"
I’ve fallen for all stripes of human beings in this world. I’ve fallen for straight men, I’ve fallen for gay men, I’ve fallen for straight women and gay women. I really have. I had crushes on really every single kind of person in the world. So there was this period of time in my life when I had this sort of romantic idea that everybody was like that, that we’re all human beings and that a person is a person and if there weren’t these sort of societal ideas about gender and sexual orientation, that anybody could fall in love with anybody. Making Humpday was really the experience that showed me that that is not true — that some people really, truly are straight. There’s a spectrum, and some people are really at one or the other.
In order to be great, you have to be honest about your weaknesses and humble about your strengths.
You want a job, a vacation, heath insurance, validation, a back rub, a scalp massage at the place where you get your haircut, people who are jealous of you, an ex who won’t stop texting you when they’re drunk, Twitter followers, happiness maybe sorta, someone to buy you lunch at a fancy restaurant, a mentor who can tell you what the hell to do with your life, a reliable internet connection, a reliable human connection, a gift card to the grocery store, dinner parties with friends where everyone will pretend to have their crap together for just one night, a nice flirty text message to wake up to every morning for the rest of your life, for everyone to like you even if you don’t like anyone, and one of those nights that doesn’t end till 9 AM and reminds you what it feels like to be young and alive.
I’d be remiss if I denied that at some point in time, I’ve wanted every single one of those things. No matter how silly or fleeting or irrational or fundamental each of those things may be, I proclaim to the world that I have indeed yearned for every single one. Now, I must run and hide.
The power of street art + how it can teach us valuable life lessons!
If someone would’ve told me — About the interest rate hustle and credit, I would have managed my student loans and credit cards better in college….SHAZAM!
If someone would’ve told me —
About the interest rate hustle and credit, I would have managed my student loans and credit cards better in college….SHAZAM!
— Andrew, a 20Something, Queens, NY
I used to say I was a perfectionist once upon a time…I also have a laundry list of ideas that have never seen the light of day.
Fear is a paralyzing tricky little booger. For 20Somethings, fear can often mean feeling as though we’re not qualified enough, smart enough, have enough experience, or have enough money. If I had a dollar for every idea that I never moved on — well let’s just say I’d have quite a bit of chump change.
What this quote reiterates is that being a perfectionist is also code word for ‘being too afraid to make mistakes and/or take risks’. It justifies our refusal to try and excuses our lack of action.
What do I say about fear and perfectionist-like obcession? Kick fear in the ass. Mess up til you figure out what works. And take a risk on trying something new. Dream with your eyes open so you can see how much the world stands to gain from someone who’s unafraid to move beyond the fear of inaction. You only get good at something by trying your hand at it.
Now write that shitty first draft. Dammit.
With standup, it’s more interesting to hear about people’s failures than their successes. You don’t want to hear a story, like, ‘I went up to this hot girl and everything worked out fantastic. We’re dating. Everything worked out great. Good night!’ … People would be like, ‘I hate that guy.’ It’s much more endearing to hear someone going through the same struggles we’ve all gone through.
There is definitely something to be said about our deep attachment to other people’s hardships and successes.
There is mockery in failure, wisdom in overcoming, envy in success, and peace in introspection.