“Character —the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life— is the source from which self-respect springs.”
Shopping date yesterday.
my daily struggle: overall general awareness among those oblivious
“The ease of not being aware of privilege is an aspect of privilege itself, what some call “the luxury of obliviousness” (or in philosophy, “epistemic privilege”). Awareness requires effort and commitment. Being able to command the attention of lower-status individuals without having to give it in return is a key aspect of privilege. African Americans for example, have to pay close attention to whites and white culture and get to know them well enough to avoid displeasing them, since whites control jobs, schools, government, the police, and most other resources and sources of power. White privilege gives little reason to pay attention to African Americans or how white privilege affects them. In other words, as James Baldwin put it “To be white in America means not having to think about it.” We could say the same thing about maleness or any other basis for privilege. So strong is the sense of entitlement behind this luxury that males, whites, and others can feel put upon in the face of even the mildest invitation to pay attention to issues of privilege. “We shouldn’t have to look at this stuff,” they seem to say. “It isn’t fair.””
— Allan G. Johnson
real talk: People are like seasons…
Amel Larrieux - For Real (IAMNOBODI Remix) with 1,347 plays.
"So you plant your own garden and
decorate your own soul, instead of waiting
for someone to bring you flowers."
— Jorge Luis Borges
"Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be."
I wanna get this shirt. For myself of course. $25
I rock boyish clothes whooo
"The quieter you become the more you can hear."
Newsflash: A&F ain’t special.
The brand ain’t shit and the only people who legitimately take it seriously either wear their douchie polo collars up or wear uggs with skirts. And with that kind of judgment and pompous privilege, we shouldn’t think much of such small people anyway..
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"If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in how you put your career together. There isn’t a path. Part of the creativity is making your path."
— Alec Soth on creating a career in photography, and how he pays the rent today. (via streetetiquette
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"I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say."
— T.S. Eliot (via 5ft1
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