“You’ve got to hold some things close to your heart and love them no matter how your life changes (or how you change). Loving things keeps you grounded. It helps you retain innocence and it lets you hold onto some sense of wonder when the whole world is telling you that you need to get cynical in order to survive.”— simple steps to a life less shitty, adam gnade
things life is too short for: - hating yourself - pretending to laugh at “jokes” that are actually just bigoted statements - not singing along to your favorite songs - waiting hours to text someone back just to look cool - bad coffee - bad books - mean people - body shaming - letting other people dictate your life
Imagine finding a dragon egg one day, and it hatches in your house and thinks you’re its mom. Then the next morning you wake up and find this mini dragon has gathered all the lose change and shiny objects in your house in a pile, and is gnawing on a nickel. And then when you take it out for walks, it picks up every coin it sees cause its a hoarder. And your house is eventually full of coins. And you are rich. And have a dragon.
“It’s never, never, never the woman’s fault. No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman. No means no. […] The one regret I have is we call it domestic violence as if it’s a domesticated cat. It is the most vicious form of violence there is, because not only the physical scars are left, the psychological scars that are left. This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question.”—
You dont owe anyone sex. You shouldnt feel guilty for not having sex. You should feel proud of yourself for doing your best. You body is your own as are the battles you have with it. Sex and bodies are so complicated and im giving up now.