not young and dumb

Yes to that last reblog but also schools definitely capitalize off of young black athletes bodies and literally work their bodies until they break and then dispose of them when they’re done.

All this to say: school sports are fucking stupid overall and dangerous for no reason and student athletes are asses.

yuki-rinichiro  asked:

Lemon tart, green tea ice cream, chocolate chip cookie, and have you had your hourly coffee?

  • chocolate chip cookie: how has your life changed over the past year?

Well, getting married definitely wasn’t in the plan…but it’s been mostly nice. Also getting to know @atsushisuggestions and @kyoukasuggestions more has been cool.

  • green tea ice cream: who was your first crush?

Oh god………………..you’re gonna get me into a lot of trouble………..

Um…….so there may or may not have been a point when I was a young dumb teenager where I……..had a small crush on @odasakusuggestions

(already answers lemon tart!)

November 11, 2016 - Happy Birthday, Wally!

In which Wally reacts to his 22nd birthday exactly the same way I did.

(Also my 22nd birthday was just 6 days ago… we’re so close in age! Just another reason to love him.)

And because I know people are gonna call me out for being unrealistic, here’s an actual picture of how his 22nd birthday goes down, you sadists:

okay, so I’ve seen multiple posts just today that were basically like “haha who ever said adulthood was having your life together and everything figured out, I’m 28 and real life is drowning me as much as it ever was”

and like…the answer to that is…adults. adults said that. generation after generation, the narrative from adults to young people has been, “you are a dumb kid who doesn’t know the world or yourself but I am a Grownup with Life Experience™, and that’s why you’re supposed to do what I tell you, that’s why I don’t need to listen to your thoughts and feelings, that’s why society imagines me as a full human being and you as something that’s going to grow into a full human being.”

there’s a great book all about this that I’ve had a lot of my students read - Childhood and Society, by a sociologist named Nick Lee. Lee argues that the child/adult binary is a socially constructed one, based, like any other such binary, on an imagined idea of clearly oppositional characteristics. specifically, he says that children are imagined as incomplete, unstable (as in their lives and experiences are constantly changing, not as in mentally unstable), and dependent, and adults as complete, stable, and independent. those characteristics don’t match up to reality if you think about them too hard for even a moment - no one is truly independent, adults’ lives aren’t stable, what does judging a human being’s “completeness” even mean - but it doesn’t matter, because our culture is so obsessed with believing in them.

and adults being forced to pretend they’re complete and independent and living stable lives is one of the toxic ways all this plays on people of all ages.

I really hope that seeing my generation talk like this - just flat-out admit that we don’t know what the hell we’re doing any better than we did ten years ago - means we have the potential to break this cycle. but honestly, entering my 30s and having seen so many people my age turn into those adults who act like they have life so well figured out compared to those dumb kids, it doesn’t seem likely. we might be a little better than we could’ve been, but too many of us are going down that tired old road of transitioning from talking about how much smarter we are than our parents to talking about how much smarter we are than our kids, just like every generation does when it hits this age.

I guess what I’m saying is, please, young 20-somethings of today, be better ten years from now than we are.

10

Poirot’s chief personality characteristic was undoubtedly his overweening - but lovable - egotism. On rare occasions he would present an appearance of modesty, but it was patently so forced and false that it fooled no one. Some of his own evaluations from one story or another: “Hercule Poirot… is of a cleverness quite exceptional;” “impossible to deceive Hercule Poirot;” “me, I know everything.”
- Russell H. Fitzgibbon, The Agatha Christie Companion

Brooklyn Baby

I think I’m too cool to know ya //
You say I’m like the ice I freeze //
I’m churning out novels like //
Beat poetry on Amphetamines //

Capricorn ∞ Gemini ∞ Sagittarius

I think we’re like the wind and sea // 
You’re burning up, I’m cooling down // 
You’re up, I’m down // 
You’re blind, I see // 

Cancer ∞ Virgo ∞ Libra

They say I’m too young to love you // 
They say I’m too dumb to see // 
They judge me like a picture book //
By the colors, like they forgot to read //

Aquarius ∞ Aries ∞ Pisces

I’m talking about my generation //
Talking about that newer nation //
And if you don’t like it //
You can beat it //

Taurus ∞ Leo ∞ Scorpio