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November 19th, 2013,
‘Selfie’ was named the Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary
Pseudo-intellectuals everywhere cried about the ‘death of the English language’
Because God forbid modern colloquial speech be recognised as valid.
Time Magazine refers to ‘millenials’ as the ‘me me me generation’
Selfish, all we care about is personal gratification
Lazy, entitled, shallow narcissists.
A picture of a girl taking a selfie on her phone is used for the cover
Because our selfishness can be summed up in the fact that we like how we look enough to document it.
We are consumed, they tell us, with our self image.
Everything is about us.
Me-me-me.
With the addition of every word to the dictionary,
‘Hashtag’. ‘Perf’. ‘Sexting’. ‘Totes’. ‘Selfie’,
The ‘me-me-me’ generation continues to make it all about ourselves,
And we should, they tell us, weep,
We should weep because we are entitled,
Because all we care about are selfies and parties and Instagram,
Because this is the generation that will one day run the world,
And for that, we should weep,
Because all we are is ‘me-me-me’.
Let me tell you something.
Every year, university tuition will be 2.3% more expensive for MY GENERATION,
MY GENERATION reports the highest levels of anxiety and depression than ANY other generation,
15% more of US than YOU will go to university,
But 46% of MY GENERATION won’t find a job until over a year after law school,
MY GENERATION, on average, is $47,628 in debt.
58% of girls in MY GENERATION feels like they are the wrong weight,
95% of people with eating disorders are part of MY GENERATION,
And MY GENERATION has a million dollar industry telling us that we are not good enough,
That we are ugly, lazy, and entitled,
And anything we do to be financially successful,
Or less stressed,
Or beautiful, god dammit,
Is in vain.
So pick up your phone,
Pick your favourite filter,
And take a goddamn selfie.
You deserve it for having to grow up in these times.

My poem, ‘Hashtag Selfie’. (via dingdongyouarewrong)

profsycamore:

Click on it twice. These are your two super powers.

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rainbowclutter:

These are the victims of the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista, CA killings. They’ll receive too little face time for their loss.

rainbowclutter:

These are the victims of the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista, CA killings. They’ll receive too little face time for their loss.

rainbowthundercunt:

I didn’t even wait for all the gifs to load before I reblogged this…

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#anatomies (n.t.)

#Excuse me as I reiterate again: OUR ANATOMY IS BEAUTIFUL #Our bodies mechanize under the specific balance of acidity and basicity #When it’s dark an entirely different set of cells activate itself to allow you to see as opposed to if it’s bright #Your brain is an organ that DOES NOT AT ALL COME IN CONTACT WITH ANY DROP OF BLOOD #Our heart beats in a way that coincides with the ventilation of our lungs which coincides with the movement of our blood through our arteries and veins which coincides with the exchange of compounds from our blood to the cells of our organs which coincides with the microscopic activities of the little organelles in those cells #And EVERYTHING IN OUR ENTIRE BEING HAS TO COINCIDE #HAS TO FUNCTION IN A PERFECT ROUTINE MADE UP OF BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF LITTLE TICKING PARTS #FROM THE SURFACE OF OUR SKIN DOWN TO THE LITTLE PROTEIN STRUCTURES IN OUR LITTLE LITTLE CELLS #And it ALL HAPPENS UNDER YOUR SKIN without your conscious knowledge you are performing billions of minuscule motions #Your very anatomy tells you to remember how fucking amazing you are #You who is living without even knowing #You who is the formation of a billion things #You are so fucking amazing (via cocoabarnes)

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culinarycanvas:

Sea Turtle.

culinarycanvas:

Sea Turtle.

sonicarmada:

Iron Man by Nido

sonicarmada:

Iron Man
by Nido

laughing-trees:


In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.  For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done. The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.  But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes. The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help. They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.” Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia! NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

This is so beautiful. 

laughing-trees:

In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.

For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.

But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.

The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.

They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

This is so beautiful. 

(Source: enigmatic-being)

jenslawrence:

“My mom always told me to do what makes me happy and dress for me. I was lucky, when I was young, to have a female role model in my life that was very much about me being myself. And with beauty and fashion, it’s supposed to be fun and experimental. I like the individuality of it all.”

jenslawrence:

My mom always told me to do what makes me happy and dress for me. I was lucky, when I was young, to have a female role model in my life that was very much about me being myself. And with beauty and fashion, it’s supposed to be fun and experimental. I like the individuality of it all.”

locked-in-destiel:

trenchcoatandimpala:

HOW IS HIS FACE REAL?

THE FUCK IS HE ATTRACTIVE

JESUS CHRIST

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