Being blind to race isn't an example of privilege so shut the hell up.

White privilege is a joke you guys.
Just like not all blacks are thugs, not all Asians are smart, whatever whatever, not all whites are privileged. Take a look at my fucking real life.
And when I decide if I like someone or if i hate them, I don’t see skin color, I see personality, I see self worth or lack of, I see what kind of person you are inside bc idgaf what shade of human being you are.

What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.
—  Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society

Why has recognising the deep future been so difficult for humanity?

…The first, and most obvious reason, is simple human self-preoccupation. The line of evolution reaches us, and we find it hard to imagine it moving further. Hugely impressed with our own accomplishments, including those just listed, we give little thought to beings who might come after us or to ideas not yet a twinkle in evolution’s eye. There is also a more practical reason. Most human goals, including altruistic ones, rise or fall over the short period of a human lifetime. And although we might look back – even far back – with interest, perhaps to learn from our kind’s history, there is nothing in the far future that is similarly tied up with our goals. As a result, we haven’t developed the habits of mind necessary to consider it carefully.

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Hi guys! I did the Hank’s Video Challenge today.  The number of jump cuts was kinda high. Let me know what you think. I really didn’t want to take content out, so I focused on the some of the same points Hank emphasized more than once. Took me a couple hours, plus I added a quick and fun thing at the end.

Didn’t do the audio cut method and added some text and graphics on certain points. I watched a few examples after I finished and I feel like my brain moves really fast and doesn’t enjoy the silence between cuts, except for the purposeful silence I put in when Hank asked a question. Emphasis FTW. 

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Behind The Hindering Latino Name

 I was told by many that by naming my future daughter anything

Latino “sounding” like mine would be the worst decision for her future

The name would essentially hinder any opportunities throughout her lifetime

And as these words echoed across the room

My mind began drifting and as I pondered I thought to myself

Is there not a hint of faith left in humanity

We are relentlessly told to alter our appearance for acceptance 

And in many instances we do so in vain

But now to worry about a name for further acknowledgement 

Must I distance my unborn children from what defines me most

As the only alternative towards progression

And though this apparent advice seemed to lack ill intent

I was being told unconsciously to hide a sense of pride with my culture

To shame the passing of traditions, customs, and lifestyles held generations

Instinctively suggesting their distinctive qualities as less desirable

Reflexively implying success is to not be ones self but another self 

If my child were to ever ask about the inspiration behind their name

I would be compelled to say, it was for your own good mi hija

We must begin to strip our distinctiveness to successfully integrate

And in this moment of contemplation and thought it became evident

It should not be the responsibility of a name to determine fate

But instead the person carrying the name that fulfills it

I was told by many that by naming my future daughter anything

Latino “sounding” like mine would be the worst decision for her future

Yet if my child were to ever ask about the inspiration behind their name

I would be privileged to say, there is a story behind it mi hija

And you should never feel constrained to forget where you come from

Nor obliged to embrace any outward rejection against your heritage

Even as impressionable as you may become

For what is truly hindering is not in the Latino name itself as advised

But the perception of those who judge on name alon

The nature of social media has become such that we only ever want to share the highlights of our existence. Now we manage and curate our public personas like we’re all celebrities. 

We think this is the only way to be loved so we omit the very challenges, scars and failures that make us unique and who we are…

That make us human.

Having Hope in Death

Proverbs 14:25-35 (KJV)

25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

26 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

28 In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

35 The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

Rant.

The problem with this generation is that there are people who get mad because they didn’t get what they wanted for their birthday/didn’t like their prom dress/didn’t get the latest smartphone or start breaking stuff in their bedroom just because they don’t like the decorations..etc and start a whole drama about how much they hate life and its all their parent’s fault. But other people who get mad because they don’t have a roof to sleep under or can’t afford going to normal schools because they don’t have the money for books and they have to save it for food - Those people get called attention seekers and they get told ‘so what ? there are other people like you’ and they start blaming you for something you didn’t do. What’s wrong with us ? Where is our humanity ? If it was you who was having this kind of situation, would you like to hear people say that to you ?

"Dear Human:

You’ve got it all wrong.
You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you’ll return.
You came here to learn personal love.
Universal love.
Messy love.
Sweaty Love.
Crazy love.
Broken love.
Whole love.
Infused with divinity.
Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up.
Often.
You didn’t come here to be perfect, you already are.
You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.
And rising again into remembering.
But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.
Love in truth doesn’t need any adjectives.
It doesn’t require modifiers.
It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.
It only asks you to show up.
And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.
Its enough.
It’s plenty.”

—  Courtney A. Walsh
We criticize dictators for quelling dissent and silencing protestors with tactics like curfews, we’ll certainly speak out when it’s happening in our own backyard," he said. "The people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting.
—  Amnesty International sending team to Ferguson. First time it’s deployed inside the US.

Above: Ferguson on August 13th

Below: Ferguson on August 14th after the National Guard took over.

You see this? You see this? THIS is how you deal with a protest. You sit with them. You talk with them. You march with them. You eat with them. Understand their ideals and discuss them. Even embrace them if they have a point. The difference between yesterday and today is a switch. This, if nothing else, proves how utterly incompetent Ferguson’s cops are.

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