The reason I like to be alone is because when I am with a group of friends it feels as though I am just tagging along. As though I am there just because they’d feel guilty not inviting me. I feel genuine guilt like as though I am not enough like I am not good enough. When I am alone I can draw inspiration from music and seek adventure from books. I can live multiple lives and I just feel alive. When I am with friends I feel as though I am selling a counterfeit version of myself - I am laughing at things I care nothing about and saying things just to make people laugh. That isn’t me. I am more than that and I feel awful many times at the end of the day.
But why do I feel the need to hide myself? It isn’t fear or embarrassment - I don’t like small talk and maybe I am just saying what I expect people want me to say. Perhaps like mimicry, in the sense that - if other people are happy doing X, maybe if I copy X I will be happy. But I am miserable. I feel as though my existence is fleeting - like as though If I disappeared maybe they’d notice a couple months later.
That is why I like being alone. I don’t feel that stress, that misery, that still loneliness. Some people are afraid to be alone - I embrace it, it makes me strong, it makes me feel as though I exist.
“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” -Mark Twain
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” -Albert Einstein
— Walt Disney (via quoteofmylife-x)
I hate school, not because I’m a teenager but because if my level of intelligence is put before my mental well-being than something is very wrong. I have social anxiety, I try to avoid every and all social situations, I hate public speaking (heart starts pounding, shaking really bad, breathing irregular) and I’m not fond of talking on the phone with other people. And if I don’t speak in front of the class then I fail the assignment. That’s fucking bullshit. If my breathing actually get’s irregular than I don’t think I should have to public speak.
This point is pretty invalid because tons of christian organizations donate to this kind of natural disaster. Just stahp. Let people have their faith.
I think you miss the point.
A Passive action vs Actually doing something.
Hoping vs doing.
Don’t act like the secular movement is “oppressing” religion when Religion is the majority.
I get what you’re saying but the fact that this atheist guy is being all preachy,he’s honestly reminding me of those nice guys who want a fucking cookie for being nice. Yeah you donated money, okay and? You want a gold star?
What’s wrong with sending prayers? That’s just a public statement. It’s not like they’re going to go around tooting their horn ‘I JUST DONATED 500 dollars, what about you bithces?’ They probably did send money too for all that this guy knows.
How’s he being preachy? He made a sarcastic comment if anything. Prayer should not be equivalent to actual money donation or action. I don’t know how you try to compare him to a misogynistic figure like the “nice guys”—He’s not even implying he’s better than anyone for donating; he’s saying that if they really wanted to do something…donate.
You’re acting as if people of faith are the minority. People of faith are not and will never be the minority. They are not oppressed. Their ideas will always be championed.
He’s being preachy because he IS putting them down for these ‘prayers’ they sent. It’s the same as wishing good will towards other people. Or saying ‘I hope everything is okay’. No one ever SAID prayer was equivalent to actual money donation? And again, I repeat, how do you or anyone, including me, know they did not donate? Celebrities don’t go around saying ‘I donated to this’ -_- that just seems like you’re showing off.
Okay but you or that guy don’t get to be an asshole and try to put people down for good intentions. Them sending prayers does NOTHING to hurt anyone. I don’t fucking get atheists who’re so hell bent on making people of faith who AREN’T BAD PEOPLE feel guilty? It’s not like they’re the fucking westboro baptist church.
And may I add that it’s a WHITE GUY criticizing the action of TWO women of color (and Katy Perry)? Bitch plzzzzz.
EDIT: Also, their prayers aren’t fucking oppressing anyone lolol
See you say you understand but you fail to recognize Ricky Gervais is a comedian who happens to be an atheist. He isn’t “oppressing” or preaching to anyone. He made a joke.
Any argument you could have made was pretty much void when you stated “OMG HES WHITE THERE BLACK, FUCKING RACIST” card.
As for prayer, let’s suppose god exists. God made the hurricane, god knows what he’s doing, therefore any prayer you make is senseless. Why would anyone pray to a god who allows his own actions to cause devastation - to which he has omniscient?
No I didn’t say he was racist. Don’t put words in my mouth. I was trying to point out that everyone is SO QUICK to criticize anything poc, esp. woc do. Like have you ever BEEN on the internet? People make fun of nicki minaj and other woc all the goddamn time. It’s fucking annoying.
Btw I’m not going to post any more on this. There’s no point.
Really now? so why state “And may I add that it’s a WHITE GUY criticizing the action of TWO women of color (and Katy Perry)? Bitch plzzzzz. “
Illogical unless you are alluding to him being racist. A well reasoned person doesn’t bring in random facts to an argument unless they are alluding to a point. Clearly you either have no business being in a logical argument or you are being deceptive.
— J.R.R Tolkien (via quoteofmylife-x)
— Cheshire Cat, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (via quoteofmylife-x)
STOP WRITING ON BOOKS!
— V, V for Vendetta (via quoteofmylife-x)
“If you’re an introvert, you also know that the bias against quiet can cause deep psychic pain. As a child you might have overheard your parents apologize for your shyness… or at school you might have been prodded to come “out of your shell” — that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and that some humans are just the same. Now that you’re an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book….or you’re told that you’re “in your head too much,” a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Of course, there’s another word for such people: thinkers.”
-Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain
“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” -Isaac Asimov
“Sometimes it’s not about doing what’s right or wrong, but what’s necessary. Walk a tightrope between desire and destruction; never look down you may crash and stay absolutely focused on what you want.” -Michael Ngo
I’m so tired of people on tumblr saying things like that, that grades don’t define you. And blahblahblah.
I had depression for all of middle and high school and still graduated with a 3.8 and got into all my colleges.
If you don’t do well, you’re lazy, unfocused, overworking yourself, or you’re simply dumb. There are dumb people. Don’t sugar coat it.
Note: I know some people have a hard time because of dyslexia, and other learning issues, this is not for them. This is for “normal” people. Suck it up and take responsibility because if you like it or not, grades define you as a person, and then after school ends, your work defines you as a person.