Dare-Yourself

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“(Y/N), what are you doing?? Because it damn sure isn’t research.”

Requested by: bad-wolf-with-the-tardis

The world tells you many lies about who you are, and you simply have to be realistic enough to remind yourself of this. Every time you feel hurt, offended, or rejected, you have to dare to say to yourself: ‘These feelings, strong as they may be, are not telling me the truth about myself.
—  Henri Nouwen

How dare you look into the eyes of a homeless man and say that the system is working

How dare you look into the eyes of a starving girl and claim that there are no problems

How dare you peer into the soul of a man with everything other than joy and proclaim we have progressed

How dare you look yourself in the mirror and claim there is no solution

How dare you read this and claim there is no hope

How dare you

What Supernatural Has Taught Me

From seasons 1-11

1. Never go camping
2. Always bring M&Ms to the woods
3. Beware of lakes
4. Watch out for possessed people on planes
5. Forgive yourself
6. Sometimes bad things just happen
7. Don’t negatively influence a reverend’s daughter
8. Family matters.
9. If you hear a place is haunted, don’t go inside
10. Everything comes with a price
11. You shouldn’t play God
12. Never invite a clown inside
13. Not everything is black and white
14. Just because something isn’t human, doesn’t mean it deserves to die
15. You could sit around feeling sorry for yourself, our you can take control of your life
16. If something is dead, it should probably stay dead
17. If you think something is too good to be true, it probably is
18. It doesn’t matter what you are, it only matters what you do
19. Always check your Halloween candy for razor blades
20. Don’t be a dick
21. Appreciate what you’ve got, even if it doesn’t seem like much
22. Don’t trust people online even if they say they’re vampires
23. Don’t trust news people
24. Always be super nice to a dog owner
25. Don’t make deals with demons, angels, leprechauns, or the devil
26. Be super careful when crossing the street
27. Fate strikes when you least expect it
28. Stay faithful to your partner
29. Be suspicious of cupcakes
30. If something feels wrong, it probably is
31. Be weary of fangirls
32. Don’t sleep in cocoon sleeping bags
33. Always check your turducken for goo
34. Just avoid alleyways in general
35. Stay out of ball pits
36. Don’t trust antiques
37. Being guilty won’t bring anyone back, you just have to go on and live your life like they’d want you to
38. Don’t smoke
39. Don’t jog at night
40. Don’t find witches on Craigslist
41. Be brave, don’t let anyone or anything smell your fear
42. Sometimes the greatest act of bravery is letting go
43. Don’t be stupid
44. Don’t do anything that could get you blackmailed if you can help it
45. There’s more to life than just surviving, enjoy the little things while you can
46. Everything is not as it seems
47. You can’t save everyone
48. Don’t joke about suicide
49. Sometimes you gotta do what’s best for you, even if it’s gonna hurt the ones you love
50. Don’t break your vows
51. Never reveal that you’re a double agent
52. People can change
53. Sometimes you gotta give folks the benefit of the doubt
54. Don’t eat strange pudding
55. Don’t mess with freaks
56. Don’t hide in closets
57. Secrets ruin a relationship
58. Never criticize a woman’s cooking decisions
59. Don’t trust ordinary people
60. Don’t propose in front of ferries
61. Monsters have feelings too
62. Make sure pipes aren’t leaking while you have an elaborate demon trap set up
63. Gloating will only get you screwed
64. When someone says run, RUN
65. Sometimes enough is whatever you have
66. Never give up on family
67. Don’t sit in the front row during theatre productions
68. Respect the deceased
69. If it’s not the butler, it’s the maid
70. Being a monster is a choice
71. Family is supposed to hurt sometimes
72. Never get in the way of a man and his water
73. Don’t mess with weird kids
74. Don’t lose touch with your mother
75. People might still need help even if they don’t want it
76. Don’t put on creepy masks
77. Don’t wear earbuds while working out
78. Always bring your imaginary friend to dinner with your parents
79. Never drink tea from someone who loathes you
80. Always have faith in your friends and family
81. Leave the Devil out of it
82. Follow your heart
83. Family is worth it
84. Birth control doesn’t protect you from STDs
85. Don’t hunt like a dumbass
86. Hair pins can sometimes double as weapons
87. If you want someone to stay dead, burn the body
88. Never scrape off weird painted symbols
89. Prevent being grabbed by having slippery calves
90. Avoid creepy cabins in the woods
91. Death is not an end
92. First impressions mean nothing
93. Don’t pee in the woods
94. Always run from sketchy fog
95. Don’t rely on duct-tape to seal windows/vents
96. If you want souls, call a reaper
97. Too much co-dependency is unhealthy
98. Love requires sacrifice
99. Even if you hate your family, you still love them
100. Don’t ever doubt someone’s will to shoot you