I don't think I ever think logically

pandemi-doots  asked:

So my father's logic is this: Liberals are Socialists, which are basically Communists, and Communists hate America. Therefore, Liberals hate America and want to see it burned from the inside out. How can I tell him that NO THEY DON'T ... but like, with facts and small words.

Can’t argue with facts and logic, better just register as a Republican.

Honestly, I’m not even sure at this point. I grew up in an area where ideas like your father’s are the norm. I know a lot of people who think that way, I honestly don’t think you can ever talk someone down from that level of animosity and well, delusional thinking. I’ve tried, a lot, and a long time ago I decided that in my personal life it’s just best not to talk politics with people like that.

Which is pretty fucking hard for me because I do shit like run this blog in my spare time. But in my experience no amount of facts, no talking point, no line of perfectly legitimate reasoning can sway people like that.

My personal theory is that people like that are pushing legitimate criticisms of our system onto other things, be it immigrants, Islam, or commie liberals. And that on some level their complaints are valid they just have the wrong ideas to solve those problems. So it’s up to the more rational among us to force a better society down their throats and hopefully we can move back to a time where politics are less polarized and insane and we can have rational discussions pushing towards the same goals again.

A lot of the time though I think that might be too optimistic, but as a whole I’ve found it’s easier than trying to convince those people I’m right and it’s a lot better than coming to terms with the possibility that people like that will happily destroy the country I believe in just to spite people like me for believing in it.

Which is sad. So lets create a happy little American Scandinavia and hope pissed off right wingers will be less pissed off and confrontational when their lives start to improve.

  • The reason why INFP's can't ever speak in a structured, logical way...
  • INFP: So, I was watching this nature documentary, and it made me start to think...
  • INFP's brain: Oh, god. Look at his face. He's not interested. He's becoming bored. He's bored with YOU. You're a horribly boring person! What have you really done with your life? Do you even have a 5 year plan? Do you even have a tomorrow plan? I don't know how to plan. But if I did, I think I'd help everyone in the world change for the better. I should volunteer to help sick shelter pets!!
  • INFP: ...And that's when the muffins I was baking caught on fire!
  • INFP's Conversation Victim: ....What just happened.
The signs from a Cancer Point of view (use 🌞 + 🌜):
  • (My posts are backwards on purpose)
  • Pisces: Oh my lord, you can be so silly. I love how infectious your giggle is. You can think of things in ways I would have never even thought; you're almost too creative for your own good. I know sometimes you're not so good at art, like most posts predict, but the way you speak is beautiful, like your words were perfectly arranged to form a mosaic of variegated interpretations. You let everyone's experiences influence you to the point where you take them on as your own, and that's ok. I know that just helps you stay close to the ones you love, as if living in their memories with them strengthens your connection with them.
  • Aquarius: You can be distant, but care with every pulse of your heart. Sometimes that's what confuses me. There's a reason for everything to you. You want to know cause and effect, but I'm worried for the day when you realise that not everything has an explanation; at least not one easily confined by mere words. You're not devoid of emotion. You're just much better at deciding when and how to deal with them. How do you do that? How do you know how to reach out for help without burdening everyone?
  • Capricorn: We are opposites. You work so hard to be happy, that sometimes I think you hardly stop to enjoy even the small things that have a magical air to them; like the plush towels against your skin, or the pattern of the sky that will only freeze for a few seconds more. To you, it's all about pushing forward and getting things done, and I love your motivation, but don't you realise how stressed out you get yourself? You can be cold, but that's only because sometimes you don't want to stop to feel...you know what will happen if you do.
  • Sagittarius: I am amazed at how much patience I have with you. You're so carefree, and I don't believe I have ever seen you stressed. Sometimes I get frustrated with how you treat others, but I know you don't mean to hurt people on purpose. I love how you want to be a free thinker, you don't let others cloud your thoughts or decisions, unless you really love them, then in that case you trust their opinions. Not everyone can or could ever earn your trust. You have clarity when most others are stressed because you've detached yourself from them so successfully. I'm glad that you of all people could take the weight that you do, though I'm not pleased that you have to in the first place. You handle beatings with grace, and you hold your ground firmly.
  • Scorpio: You're the most passionate person I know. When you talk about what you love or hate, I can see the propellers churn in your eyes. You love to love and hate to hate. I know it's hard to let people in, but I'm thankful you chose me of all people. I'm sorry I can't always be there when you sob in your bed late at night, but you always hold off when you're ready. That's ok too. I know you don't like to be pushed. Sometimes you let others passions overtake your own and you get so confused and tired that it's hard to face anyone. You want to love so badly, but you're always doubting yourself. Your thoughts can be overwhelming and it seems lonely in crowds, even around your own family, but even you need to trust more than one person.
  • Libra: You of all people know what to do and say all the time. I enjoy just sitting back and watching you talk and interact with people; you get that everyone is different, and you treat them according to how they are. If only people had that same respect towards you. I love how you can diffuse conflict as if you're stroking the nuzzle of a wild horse. You listen and think before you speak. You thrive on the subject of philosophy because you think, and it does, makes you a better person. You love everyone and you value friendships and relationships. You don't know who the right partner is, but I know when you find them, they will make you feel like the only person in the world, just like you do with everybody else.
  • Virgo: There's a lot to worry about. You are the one that I wish I was the most like. You live in the moment, without leaving the past or planning for the future. You're aware of the things larger than life, and you respect them, but you understand how all the little things contribute to the infinite tapestry. I wish I could notice and appreciate as you do. I know you focus too much on the tangible, and I understand that it's easy to get lost in the world of perfection and imperfections, to ignore the thoughts and feelings of others. Most people think you are cold, but I think there's more to it than that. Maybe you just know what to do with your feelings, and they're under your control, and yours alone. You're calm and always seem to be at ease. In no way should that be a crime, after all, many could learn a thing or two from you.
  • Leo: I find a lot of admiration towards how confident you are. Your presence alone is awe-inspiring. Everything you do--the way you walk, how you speak, your gestures, everything--looks so effortless but well thought out. Watching you is like enjoying a movie where every movement is perfect. I love the way you make me feel like we've know each other for years. I am at ease and comfortable by your very presence. One might expect your voice to be loud and authoritative, but it's soothing and suggestive more than anything. You want to make everyone feel like your friend, and I know it has no malevolent purposes, but it's for your own conscious because you can't bear a single person disliking you.
  • Cancer: I could tell you how seething your own mind is, but I'm sure you already know that. You can be so optimistic that you become blind to the worse in human nature. You have fallen victim to many schemes of manipulation, and each time you've beaten yourself up for it. It's ok to yell and scream and cuss. In fact, it's normal to let yourself explode. Nothing could ever right the wrongs that you can never seem to forget. I'm sure that even though they haven't made it up to, or apologised, that they still love you. Not everyone is like you where they can hold onto their emotions and keep it from lapping over the edge. People say things they don't mean, and they make mistakes. It's ok to not be able to forget, you just have to find a way to love again despite their wrong doings.
  • Gemini: When I am with you, I am never bored. There's always something to talk about, and you're willing to look at every side of a story because you love to be fascinated. You are so animated when you speak, as if you're trying to replay and exert the experience to everyone so that they can experience it as you once did. I love your acceptance of art in all its forms but most of all, I appreciate your desire for knowledge. You may not be the smartest, but you are the one to show me how to think.
  • Taurus: I see a lot of posts categorising you as being a glutton for food. Truth is, you love to enjoy things you like, and by no means is that bad. Some people talk about what they like and you feel their radiance through their words, but with you, you don't have to say anything. I feel your content seeping into my veins and I too become enveloped in this world of yours where the finer things of life are adored. I value your opinion because you learn to know and feel every inch of something before you can decide to love or hate it. You have to know for sure because once you make a decision, by God you stick to it. I love how you're supporting and refreshing for anyone who needs it. You've made some good calls, and also so bad ones, but you've learned from both and you can separate truth and fiction like nothing I've seen before.
  • Aries: You are the epitome of fire. I know it's easy to think of everything at once, and it gets extremely overwhelming. I think you tend to overlook other people's feelings for the small minute things that really don't matter. Your opinions and desires matter, just understand that you can't make anyone agree with you. You have a silver tongue, and it's hard to resist your logic, because despite how wrong you may be, you take record time in thinking up of an argument and at the same time shred your adversary to pieces. Some say it's water that wears you down slow and painfully, but I have witnessed the hot flash of your flames burn and dissipate. You get caught up in the moment. It's no biggie. I respect that you have confidence, I love that. You are into fast paced things, and I don't think I've ever seen you relax without falling asleep. You really amaze me at how adept you are at working under so much pressure. You've been through a lot, heaven knows, but we both know you've become a better person because of it. Your optimism is what pushed me through my own experiences, and I am most grateful for you especially.
  • Draco: If I keep loving you, maybe you'll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I'm pretty sure you're already half in love with me.
  • Hermione: I am not! And everything you just said is ridiculous. That's terrible logic.
  • Draco: Well, you can think what you want, so long as you remember-no matter how ordinary things seem between us-I'm still here, still in love with you, and care about you more than any other guy, evil or otherwise, ever will.
  • Hermione: I don't think you're evil.
  • Draco: See? Things are already looking promising.
the signs when they think astrology is fake
  • aries: i don't flip shit. i swear like i'm not angry, ever. i'm always chill. i don't flip shit. *proceeds to flip shit*
  • taurus: i smell bullshit (get it lmao)
  • gemini: never shuts up about how fake it is with no reason. it's just fake.
  • cancer: ok...that sounds fake, but ok
  • leo: what does it mean when it says "leos think they're the best"? i AM the best
  • virgo: this just doesn't seem logical. like where is the scientific proof.
  • libra: ok i get to be an inanimate object hm sounds rly legit
  • scorpio: i don't even like sex and i mean lots of people can read me like an open book. *sweats profusely*
  • sagittarius: what dumb bitch came up with this?
  • capricorn: ASTROLOGY IS F.A.K.E. FAKEEE EW FAKE
  • aquarius: i believe only the things i can see
  • pisces: i haven't cried in like two years. *tries to hold back tears*

anonymous asked:

How is it logical for Lucas to have picked Maya "first" because I don't think he would ever date Riley after if that was the case? He's too good of a person for that and would especially not do that to Riley. I just don't see it! 🤔

Lucas wasn’t making decisions based on who he “truly loves.” That scale wound up even, so obviously he believes his feelings are equally weighted even if he understands on some level that they’re different (I don’t think he truly understands what the differences mean yet, tbh). He made a decision because he HAD TO, not because he figured out the true nature of his feelings for each girl once and for all. (Can’t do that without actually putting those feelings to the test with an actual relationship.) Although if it was in fact Maya by the end of Upstate, I think her concern for him in Texas is what tipped it.

If he’d honestly figured out that he doesn’t actually like one of them romantically, THEN he’d be a jerk, but I honestly don’t think he’s figured that out yet. Yeah, that kinda stretches the bounds of willing suspension of disbelief, but mixing up perception and reality is a huge conceit of the romance arcs on GMW and Lucas pretty clearly has genuine affection and care for both girls mixed up with a supposed to vs want to kind of a thing, so…

It’s not exactly unheard of to like two people and end up going out with one of them even though you were gonna go for the other one. Especially as a teenager. Especially if the one you end up with makes themselves readily available and the other one doesn’t. It doesn’t make you an inherently bad person as long as you’re sincere about liking them both and you truly believe that’s the case—which Lucas obviously does despite the differences the audience can spot in his behavior.

Anyhow, as I’ve said: I go back and forth on where Lucas’s head is at in this arc in terms of his decision, and frankly I think the theory that he actually oscillates between Triangle and SL2 is the most likely, tbh. But we’ll just have to wait and see if it’s ever cleared up.