I’ll love you if:
-you’re humble enough to acknowledge and learn from your mistakes
-you’re honest/genuine to yourself and your nature and unapologetically project your true self
-you’re (publicly) quirky
-you share your love of any part of life with others
yeah for me too. I dunno. I thought it would kinda last forever and it isn't, so that's been bumming me out. But you're right! I mean, me and Rebecca were thinking of things we have to do, so hopefully we'll make some great memories. :) Good ones. And yes! Well, I really want to sign up for them. Are you going to do it with us? And thanks!
Same here. I felt like I wasted most of it, and now I’m going to cram all the fun I should have had in my last week. As long as we don’t get too swamped with schoolwork, I’m sure we’ll be more active in each others’ lives. And even if we (or I) do, we can still grow closer. Yes, I want to sign up with you :) I need to get my groove on. Not enough grooving last quarter :/
well we will soon be back and have many adventures. (hopefully, cos this quarter we didn't really do that much haha). also: what is your favorite color???
In less than two weeks we have to be back in school. The break has been going by so quickly. I’m sure the quarter will bring more memories and awesomeness than last quarter. Are ya’ll still going to sign up for ballroom dancing? Hmm… Right now I like lilac and lots of blues.
Tiffany! I just wanted to say hi and that I miss you and everyone and I love you. :) *here is a hug*
Aww, I miss you too, Michelle! We need to hang out more often this upcoming quarter because I love you :) lol (and I always have a good time with you). I hope you had a great christmas and I hope you enjoy the rest of your break. I can’t wait to see you and everyone else.
I told myself I was going to bed 4 hours ago. 2 hours ago I decided writing would be more important, but I ended up reading more than I wrote. Re-reading my past writings, my journal in particular, helps me regain a sense of my self, or how I’ve evolved. And I like reminiscing, so that’s a bonus.
I’ve also enjoy all my odd entries and errors (from being mostly unedited). I thought I might share some random lines in my journal:
-“We had awkward shy people eye contact.”
-“I wish I wasn’t such a creep.”
-“He’d probably like you more if you didn’t obsess about him & read & did your hw…”
-“…and no more eye stalking…”
-“…is singing really loudly…and she can’t sing. Oh goodness D:! I wish she had morals…”
-“My God calls me babydoll.”
-“I didn’t do it, but I remember everyone being so afraid of me(,) & how sad & lonely I was when they thought I was a killer.”
-“Hello There Tiffany(.) You do not need to go to the glorious depths of moon sea ap darn it!” (I have no idea…)
-“I am lazy ass fuck.”
-“I am a little sad now. Being sad makes me sad. This sucks.”
I swear that I am deeper than this. But please accompany me in a chuckle at 5am
“We tend to think animals are lower than us, but all the scientists in the world couldn’t design and operate a bumblebee’s wing. We can’t jump or run very fast, and we can’t carry vast weights like an ant can. We can’t see in the dark and we can’t fly except crammed in a noisy tube like sardines, which doesn’t count. Humans compared to animals are almost totally deaf, and we can’t smell a fart in an elevator by their standards.
We are finite and separate, and neurotic, while the consciousness of an animal is at peace and eternal. We strive and go crazy to become more important. Animals rest and sleep and enjoy the company of each other. We think we have evolved upwards from animals but we have lost almost all of their qualities and abilities.
The idea that animals don’t have consciousness or that they don’t have a soul is rather crass. It shows a lack of consciousness. They talk, they have families, they feel things, they act individually or together to solve problems, they often care of their young as a tribal unit. They play, they travel, and medicate themselves when they get sick. They cry when others in the herd die, they know about us humans. Of course they have a soul, a very pristine one. We humans are only now attempting with the recent rise in consciousness to achieve the soul that animals have naturally.”—
I reblogged this a while back and I’m just reblogging it now because I’m really glad that despite what seems to be the majority, some people in the world are really distressed when somebody says “It’s just an animal.” I will never disagree that I love a human much more than I love an animal. I will never say that I’d pick one over the other. I love human beings more than I love animals in spite of the fact that people give me a lot of anxiety and animals actually decrease any existing anxiety. Often this comes out as “I like animals more than people most of the time” which apparently translates as “KILL ALL THE HUMANS, I LOVE KITTENS.” I haven’t seemed to convey my feelings accurately to a lot of people because as soon as I place importance on an animal I tend to get a lot of disapproval.
I have always been touched by animals and felt a connection with them. I’ve always thought of them as beings and not THINGS. It probably has everything to do with the fact that I don’t seem to be wired to be socially easy but it is not an act or a delusion. And I’m extremely passionate about it because I hate the mentality that they’re useless extras while we’re the real deal. We have a responsibility to try to live in harmony with them and protect them and spare them pain. They’re completely innocent in every way. It twangs a different heart string for me and that’s how I am. It doesn’t mean I think suffering humans deserve to suffer. I’m pretty sure by now you’ve figured out that I’m incredibly empathetic. I can find the tragedy in the mistakes, even the deliberate ones.
It’s just that the people that feel that animals are stupid and useless are usually the ones that end up hurting that animal just for the hell of it. Just because you cannot understand the way an animal processes pain and loneliness and sadness doesn’t mean those feelings don’t exist. That is why I reacted so strongly to my sister-in-law’s statement. She wasn’t arguing that children were more important than animals. She was arguing that it’s completely irrelevant that animals are suffering because people are as well - further, she was actually angered that people would put their effort toward trying to prevent it.
I will never stop championing against that opinion. All living beings need help and we can all do our part. Causing relief of any kind is not a waste.
I don’t understand why it’s considered so abstract a concept. Except for the fact that human beings tend to be very egotistical and most haven’t even considered that we might not be the only ones affected by the bad stuff.