that feeling when you listen to a song with good heaphones for the first time and suddenly you notice 7 new instruments, a child singing harmonies in the background, and you’re just sitting there wide eyed and in love with the song all over again
You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment. People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously. Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life. Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day! So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!! Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions. Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it. With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!
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Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign
nothing will ruin your 20s more than thinking you should have your life together already.
This is the story of a young black male who lives in this day and age.
He was born in the Summer of 92’ to a nerdy father and a strong, spiritual mother—both of whom had no idea of the influence they would have over the next 22 years of his life.
Despite all genetic, environmental and any other factors that cultivated him into the man he is today, there’s one thing that made him stand out:
"You’re so sweet, ______!"
“I’ve never met someone so thoughtful of others.”
“You give so much. How do you stay strong?”
He’s was the one who always reached out. Didn’t matter who you were. Family, friend, lover, etc. Whatever had, rest assured you’d get a piece of his prize before he even had the chance to enjoy it.
However, as he grew older, something hit him. No one gives a shit. Who the fuck cares if you’re nice? That’s means I’m supposed to be nice back? I do whatever the hell I want, who cares if that’s what you do.
Years and years of giving and giving. Those around him constantly taking and draining. Eating away as his very core, he began to wonder…
What about me?
What. About. Me?
What. The. FUCK!
No one is around to give back what he gives out. This is life, not a fantasy world where people want to love each other and be normal, caring individuals regardless of race, sex, religion, or any other difference.
He started cutting; couldn’t handle the weight of so many burdens on top of his own, with no one to help carry them.
"No more!", he thought to himself.
He decided that now is the time to do what pleased him. Fuck how you feel. If it ain’t about me, move the hell along.
This is a story of someone who was pushed to the edge. Fallen off the deep end, within which there is no coming back.