Understanding

Seriously, you guys? Fans of BBC Sherlock? Because it is A SHOW. Stop basing your fucking life on it. Homosexuality or its acceptance in society will be brought about by real people, living real lives. If you’re gay, you have my solid support to stand up for who you are. Don’t base your decisions to come out, to live in this society on a SHOW! Frankly, a show whose writing quality has been depleting rapidly.
Stop basing your fucking life on two characters who are honestly quite happy living their fictitious lives. Get one of your own.
P.S. The season was quite good though utterly weird.

I wouldn’t want to be in a world without any suffering, because then there would be no compassion and understanding either. If you haven’t suffered hunger, you can’t appreciate having something to eat. If you haven’t gone through a war, you don’t know the value of peace. That is why we should not try to run away from one unpleasant thing after another. Holding our suffering, looking deeply into it, and transforming it into compassion, we find a way to happiness.
With mindfulness, the feelings that have been painful and difficult transform into something beautiful: the wondrous, healing balm of understanding and compassion.
—  No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hahn

“I open my heart and send forth my energy of love and understanding to everyone who has made me suffer, to those who have destroyed much of my life and the lives of those I love. I know now that these people have themselves undergone a lot of suffering and that their hearts are overloaded with pain, anger, and hatred. […] I pray that they can be transformed to experience the joy of living, so that they will not continue to make themselves and others suffer. I see their suffering and do not want to hold any feelings of hatred or anger in myself toward them. I do not want them to suffer. I channel my energy of love and understanding to them and ask all my ancestors to help them.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘The Five Earth Touchings’ ~

I am not American and so I could not possibly have voted. 

Now. I doesn’t matter who you voted for on Tumblr. It does not make a difference anymore. What’s done is done. Tumblr is a safe space. It would do everyone good to remember that, regardless of your political opinions. 

We will not let a man and a woman’s fight destroy that, do you understand? 

We must stay strong. It doesn’t matter if you like Drarry but support Trump. I will not ask you to leave but you must remember:

If someone likes the same thing as you do, they can’t all be that bad can they?

Do not, for the sake of fighting, discriminate. Please, I implore whoever sees this, to please don’t let our safe space be annihilated by people who shouldn’t be an influence on your likes and dislikes. 

Imperfect understanding is often more dangerous than ignorance.
—  J.K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them