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6:00 pm • 1 October 2014
This is such an obnoxiously assy thing to say or think but
I met with my math professor to tell her I’d be out of class today and to introduce myself and as I was leaving she said, ‘you know, you probably shouldn’t be in this math class. You should probably be someplace else. You don’t need to worry about your grade, you’re in the top 10%.’ and she said it with a sympathetic nod and I said ‘yeah’ and left
And then today I took a typing test at the career center and after my results printed, the proctor said ‘you might want to apply for another job. They usually only want people who can type 30, 45, 65. You typed 80 wpm. Maybe you should get a different job.’ So I said, ‘yeah’ and left.
THIS IS THE OBNOXIOUS PART
i’m well aware that I’m a little out of my element in my job and school. But I feel sad when people feel the need to comment on how I could be doing more or how I’m wasting my potential when, given the money, I would absolutely shoot for bigger and better schools or job sectors but it just isn’t in the cards for me and I’m applying myself in the best way I can right now
2:59 pm • 1 October 2014
One of the coolest cars I’ve been in
1:46 pm • 1 October 2014
WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?
Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance. An Inconvenient Truth helped raise consciousness about global warming. But did you notice that all of the solutions presented had to do with personal consumption—changing light bulbs, inflating tires, driving half as much—and had nothing to do with shifting power away from corporations, or stopping the growth economy that is destroying the planet? Even if every person in the United States did everything the movie suggested, U.S. carbon emissions would fall by only 22 percent. Scientific consensus is that emissions must be reduced by at least 75 percent worldwide.
Or let’s talk water. We so often hear that the world is running out of water. People are dying from lack of water. Rivers are dewatered from lack of water. Because of this we need to take shorter showers. See the disconnect? Because I take showers, I’m responsible for drawing down aquifers? Well, no. More than 90 percent of the water used by humans is used by agriculture and industry. The remaining 10 percent is split between municipalities and actual living breathing individual humans. Collectively, municipal golf courses use as much water as municipal human beings. People (both human people and fish people) aren’t dying because the world is running out of water. They’re dying because the water is being stolen.
…Personal change doesn’t equal social change.
— Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Changes Does Not Equal Political Change (via america-wakiewakie)
9:37 pm • 30 September 2014
I was filling up my water bottle at the water fountain and someone said ‘hey!’ to the right of me and then they said, ‘hey, water fountain!’ so I looked over and they said ‘I like your outfit, it’s fly’
9:05 pm • 30 September 2014
I’m learning great things about sex and communication
5:55 pm • 30 September 2014