(1) President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression
(2) Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder
(3) Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder
(4) Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression
(5) Mathematician John Nash (from A Brilliant Mind), who had schizophrenia
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You are not a machine.
Clear pee basically means you are hydrated. The darker the pee, the less hydrated you are. Ever notice your pee is darker when you first wake up? That’s why.
I really hate the excuse that because the target audience is children or young people therefore the show should be subject to lower expectations or immune to criticism.
That assertion is ridiculous.
1.) When you’re producing a piece of media for public consumption, it is going to be subject to review, discussion, and criticism by the public. Not all of that is going to come from your intended target audience. Not all of that is going to be positive. Put on your big girl panties and deal with it. The older and more experienced you are, the more grace I expect you to take negative critiques with.
2.) That we are to expect less from media aimed at younger and (presumably) impressionable audiences is the exact opposite of my perspective. When you are creating media for a younger audience, you are more likely to be creating something they may refer back to their entire lives (i.e. the Harry Potter generation). You are potentially a formative influence on their attitudes and outlooks on society and a common touchstone by which they will connect to and bond with other people. Rather than being somehow less important or less deserving of examination and critique, I am of the opinion that media aimed at young people is MORE deserving of scrutiny than things aimed at adults who have largely already formed opinions and biases about the world. So don’t give me some bullshit about how people shouldn’t look so hard at the content, themes, and representation within kid’s shows.What confuses me is that we have much more stringent standards for, say, advertising to kids b/c we understand they may not have the skills to be critical of such things, yet we assume it’s LESS important to criticise re: fiction for kids.
EVERYONE needs to know this. This is how nearly all abusive relationships play out, nearly all of the time. It’s very, very common and very important.
Bear in mind that “violent outbursts” can also mean mental/verbal abuse, shoving or holding someone down, throwing things at the person or threats.
Usually, this cycle worsens and worsens throughout the relationship. The violent episodes last longer and longer and the honeymoon phase gets shorter or may disappear completely, leaving the relationship bouncing back and forth between tension and explosions.
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Mentally ill people are not the problem. Inaccessible, unaffordable health care is the problem. Stigma is the problem. Lack of treatment is a problem. Lack of understanding is the problem. Lack of compassion is the problem. Not taking people seriously is the problem. Lack of honest conversation and open dialogue is a problem. Using jails as a housing facility for mentally ill persons is a problem. Do you understand me. Mentally ill people are not the problem.
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sometimes I realize there are people on my dash heavily burdened with horrible things
and I just desperately hope that you’ll be okay, you’ll find the strength to continue and do the right thing for yourself, you’ll make it through and be happy
all of you
A lot of people go on rants about “attention whores” and people who do things just for the “likes” on facebook or for the “reblogs” on tumblr or for the “retweets” on twitter or… well, you get the idea. An attention whore, according to this informal notion, is someone who will go to great lengths to get attention.
And what bothers me is… why is that a problem? I mean, why exactly is it, you know, bad to want attention? What’s so horrible about it?
You know, humans are social creatures. Like, very social creatures. There are some hypotheses that say our brains developed so because we needed a way to model our social peers and outcompete them. Social life is the meat of humanity.
However, there are lots of other species that are “much more social” than humans (like ants, for instance) and show no need for attention, no desire for fame.
But that’s because, unlike other social species, humans also have a sense of individuality. It has been hypothesised that one of the features that are lacking in other animals is the ability to recognise that other minds exist, that there is such a thing as someone who knows something they don’t. Those animals who have shown means of communication do not ask questions. Humans have a sense of self. Not only the recognition of the self in a mirror, but also the model of the self in their minds, the idea that they’re separate entities, and that there are other separate entities which share a social circle with them.
So it’s only natural that we should want attention. We feel the need to be a part of society, and without the natural coordination that comes from modelling society as if it were a single organism, with knowing that society is made of parts, that means we want society to know we exist. We want our existence to be validated.
Every human activity, in the end, can be translated into that. Please validate my existence! I want to be important! Of course you’re allowed to care about a lot of other stuff than being validated. But if you cared not at all about attention, you just wouldn’t do stuff. You wouldn’t say, talk, explain, teach, converse. I’m also not saying you should care about attention as a terminal value, it can just be a means to an end.
But I’m saying that you can, and that it’s okay to want attention. Nevermind the evolutionary and biological reasons. It’s okay to want to be noticed, to want to be important in the eyes of your peers! I mean, sure, it’s not okay to do that if you have to put other people down for it. But if “whoring for attention” just boils down to posting pictures of yourself with half your breasts revealed, what’s so wrong about it?
And this isn’t a rhetorical question. Why do you think it’s wrong to want attention? Why is it so forbidden to want to stand out, to be perceived, to have your social peers notice your existence, have a distinct mental model in their minds of you?
It’s not. It’s okay. You can want attention, you can use attention, you can love attention. If you’re not actually hurting anyone (including yourself), it’s okay to do things just to draw attention to yourself. Be whoever you want to be, and do what you love for whatever reasons.
People want to be heard. Hear them. Or, at least, don’t attack them for having that wish.