‘Selfie’ was named the Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary
Pseudo-intellectuals everywhere cried about the ‘death of the English language’
Because God forbid modern colloquial speech be recognised as valid.
Time Magazine refers to ‘millenials’ as the ‘me me me generation’
Selfish, all we care about is personal gratification
Lazy, entitled, shallow narcissists.
A picture of a girl taking a selfie on her phone is used for the cover
Because our selfishness can be summed up in the fact that we like how we look enough to document it.
We are consumed, they tell us, with our self image.
Everything is about us.
With the addition of every word to the dictionary,
‘Hashtag’. ‘Perf’. ‘Sexting’. ‘Totes’. ‘Selfie’,
The ‘me-me-me’ generation continues to make it all about ourselves,
And we should, they tell us, weep,
We should weep because we are entitled,
Because all we care about are selfies and parties and Instagram,
Because this is the generation that will one day run the world,
And for that, we should weep,
Because all we are is ‘me-me-me’.
Let me tell you something.
Every year, university tuition will be 2.3% more expensive for MY GENERATION,
MY GENERATION reports the highest levels of anxiety and depression than ANY other generation,
15% more of US than YOU will go to university,
But 46% of MY GENERATION won’t find a job until over a year after law school,
MY GENERATION, on average, is $47,628 in debt.
58% of girls in MY GENERATION feels like they are the wrong weight,
95% of people with eating disorders are part of MY GENERATION,
And MY GENERATION has a million dollar industry telling us that we are not good enough,
That we are ugly, lazy, and entitled,
And anything we do to be financially successful,
Or less stressed,
Or beautiful, god dammit,
Is in vain.
So pick up your phone,
Pick your favourite filter,
And take a goddamn selfie.
You deserve it for having to grow up in these times.
— My poem, ‘Hashtag Selfie’. (via dingdongyouarewrong)
hey spn hey guess what
- dean is bisexual
- benny is bisexual
- cas is demisexual panromantic
- sam probably experimented with guys at stanford and still thinks of himself as questioning or undefined
- all demons are pansexual
- all angels are pansexual, asexual/panromantic, or aroace
- all angels are nonbinary
- nobody on your show is straight fight me
Drugs Under The Microscope
Pictures, memes, and cartoons that depict mental illnesses like this are uninformed, lazy, and just plain obnoxious. Honestly, they annoy me in a way reserved for very few things in life.
And here’s why: people who don’t have ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, or OCD see these things and laugh, thinking, “OMG THAT IS SO ME” just because they relate to the image. It trivializes the importance of mental disorders by reducing them to a caricature of what society thinks the disorders are. There are non-insulting ways to humorously share the relatable parts of these mental disorders. But the images above range from insensitive to obnoxious to just fucking ignorant.
Images like these also perpetuate misinformation and misundersanding of the disorders and their symptoms. You don’t have OCD just because you like order and symmetry; you’re not bipolar just because you have a wide-range of emotions; and you don’t have ADD or ADHD because you also have a non-linear thought process, as depicted above.
Mental disorders are much more than memes on the internet.
1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.
2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.
3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.
4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.
5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.
Why the fuck do I bother