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scandalizethelion:

Clearing. #pines #mountains #winter #colorado #i70 #vsco #vscocam

scandalizethelion:

Clearing. #pines #mountains #winter #colorado #i70 #vsco #vscocam

I guess since I’ve always been the type of person that looks out for others and put everyone’s interests and needs before my own. It shocks me when other people don’t do the same for me. Over the years I’ve come to realize that not everybody was raised the way I was and that not everybody cares for the people around them like I have for the past 20 years of my life. I don’t get how someone could have been raised to just blatantly ignore the needs and feelings of the people around them. Yet they don’t feel like they are in the wrong or are being selfish in any kind of way because their mind just isn’t programmed like that. Who the hell doesn’t raise their kids with the mindset of “if anyone asks for help do absolutely everything you can to help them, if they don’t ask but you have something to offer that could benefit them, offer it out of kindness” ? How the hell do you except to go far in life without that kind of mind frame? I guess for me growing up in a home where my parents did everything they could for us and we developed that mindset I just don’t fucking understand how some people can NOT DO THAT. Anytime one of my friends or colleagues asks me for something and I am actually able to help  I am always more than willing to do what I can. When I had a car I gave countless people rides and even people i didn’t know out of the kindness of my heart. Because I can’t tell anyone no. I got taken advantage of a lot and so I’ve been teaching myself how to say no more often but that’s completely different than just being inconsiderate. Standing up for yourself and not taking people’s shit or not letting people push you around is called standing up for yourself. Unfortunately when you are a nice person people like to take advantage of that and we have to build defenses. I don’t every ask for anything because I don’t feel like I want to be a burden or inconvenience other people. I only really accept things that are offered to me. Even then, I only accept about 25% of the things that I am offered on a daily basis because I feel like it’s the polite thing to do. Seriously, if my roommate was without a car and he told me “I have to walk to Walgreens to get some cash” when it’s cold outside AFTER he just just bought us dinner I think that I would be decent enough to at least offer him a fucking ride to the store that’s .5 miles away. Like seriously it would have taken .2 seconds to drive to the corner and back. AT LEAST OFFER.. That’s all I’m asking for. Is an offer. Chances are I wouldn’t even take the fucking offer because I wouldn’t want to feel like I’m being a burden or causing anybody any inconvenience. BECAUSE I’M A NICE PERSON. but I guess not everybody is as nice as me and growing up that’s a hard fucking thing to realize. A lot of people are fucking dicks. And unfortunately there’s not much that you can do to change the people around you; I only hope that I can raise my kids to be better than the people that I surround myself with today. I guess that’s all you can really do. Is do your best to be the best person you can be and try to ignore the assholes of life. It’s very difficult to try to be a happy and helpful person when nobody around you wants to do the same thing for you. But you live, and you learn, and you are nice to people that don’t deserve it because you want to have good karma. In the end I guess those people will get what they really deserve and all you can do it wait until the day that their life is in complete shambles and they are asking you for something. And the only real relief that you will get is knowing that when they are at their lowest you can give them something that they need. The selfish thing to do would be to not help the people who hose not to help you in your time of need. That’s what being the bigger person is all about. It’s about not letting someone’s treatment of you effect the way that you treat them. Being a nice person is tough, because the world is becoming inhabited with more and more not nice people. We are a dying species. If we let other people’s negativity effect our lives all we’re really doing is letting them win. We can’t let them win. We must fight for peace, and keep doing the humane thing; before the world is full of people who don’t even know what simple decency is. I began this rant very pissed off, but I’m leaving it in a different mindset. We can’t let other people’s actions, or lack of, effect our mood and our positivity in the world. Keep on shining bright, don’t ever let anybody dim your spirit.

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nothing will fuck you up as much as the realization that there’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order

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purpleblimp:

“you’re going to have that tattoo for the rest of your life”

woah

really

are you serious

wow i

i had no idea thank you so much bless your soul

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mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

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Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

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paintgod:

my brief was to “Ask someone for instructions in what to do and then obey them” and i think i did pretty well! i asked my friend “what should i do for this assignment?” and she said the above quote and then i had to make a record of it!!

paintgod:

my brief was to “Ask someone for instructions in what to do and then obey them” and i think i did pretty well! i asked my friend “what should i do for this assignment?” and she said the above quote and then i had to make a record of it!!

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keeptemp0-deactivated20140217 asked: You see, the problem is that when you use the term “white people”, you are inadvertently being racist. You can’t categorize us like that. If you really wanted to claim yourself as an anti-racist, you have to rid yourself of this condition that you have been told to believe and realize, we are all human. You can’t try to mediate a war and abolish racism if you are in fact a facet of said racism. So, go belly flop on a beehive you one sided prick.

ayothewuisback:

When I use the term “White people”, this is what I’m doing:

  • Addressing you

When I use the term “White people”, this is what I’m not doing:

  • Ripping you from your homeland
  • Sailing you across an ocean like cargo
  • Selling you off as slaves
  • Forcing you to follow a bullshit religion
  • Feeding you pig slop
  • Beating you because I feel like it
  • Raping your daughter
  • Raping your mother
  • Raping your sister
  • Mutilating your body when you try to run away
  • Passing laws that declare you to be 3/5 of a human being
  • Preventing you from voting
  • Firebombing your home
  • Gathering a mob to lynch you in the streets with legal impunity
  • Keeping you in the ghetto
  • Chasing you with dogs
  • Preventing you from going to certain schools
  • Murdering your leaders who speak out against the tyranny of my people
  • Encouraging my police officers to target you, and run you through our prisons like clockwork
  • Profile you, whether you’re wearing a suit and tie, or baggy jeans and a hoodie
  • Shooting you because I was following you and you got scared and attacked me

Because that would be racist.

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Ken Doll Prison Shank, taken off a prisoner in a London Metropolitan Police station in 2013.

welcometothe1jungle:

Ken Doll Prison Shank, taken off a prisoner in a London Metropolitan Police station in 2013.

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