let the world consume you

5000letters:

but it really is so important to find people who don’t lose patience with you or get angry if you’re being irrational or insecure or downright ridiculous, it is so so necessary to be treated with gentleness from loved ones and not to be made to feel like you’re irritating or a burden

cradidily:

*waking up from a coma* “how many followers do I have”

Anonymous asked: I looked back on your blog and noticed the anon where you said America isn't #1... That's kind of unpatriotic you know? What makes you think that..?

katiexiii:

So you’re going to tell me that America’s so starspangled awesome. I guess you’re gonna tell me that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom too then? Wrong. Canada has freedom, Japan has freedom, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom. Two hundred seven sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom. There is absolutely ZERO evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re seventh in literacy, twenty-seventh in math, twenty-second in science, forty-ninth in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next twenty-six countries combined, twenty-five of whom are allies.

I’m so sorry to disappoint you but no, sweetheart, we are not the greatest country in the world and I’m sorry if saying so makes me an unpatriotic piece of shit.

internetexplorers:

i will step on every crunchy leaf and nobody can stop me

"Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”
— Steve Irwin (1962 - 2006)
"They often told me
that one day
a prince charming
was going to come along
and sweep me off my feet.

So I stayed
bounded behind these gates,
waiting for the moment
I hear the slaying of dragons
and the galloping of his gallant horse.
I waited
and waited
for someone to
come show me love,
to prove to me
that it existed
when they should have taught me
to give myself love,
first.

Because princesses
need princes to wake up them,
to break the chains,
to kiss them,
and whisk them away
into a magical castle
where everything seems possible.

But I am not a fucking princess.

I am a woman
and I will build this damn castle
myself.
And all this talk about being saved
from the evil queen
and poisoned needles-
I can save myself.
And dreaming of a true love?
Well hey,
I am my own first love
and I won’t let anyone
sweep me off my feet
until I am free enough to fly on my own.

If life is ever a fairy tale,
then I am my own fucking hero.
A Story A Day #259 by Ming D. Liu

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