I don’t understand how people could even like the idea of big government. Maybe it’s because they’re too lazy to really work for themselves, or think for themselves, or do anything for themselves. The government isn’t there to mandate us. It is there for us. The people in the government aren’t special. Not any more special than you or myself. They’re people. Just people.
And not one person has the right to dictate what any other one person can do, say, or have.
8:42 pm • 25 July 2012
“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”
— Sigmund Freud
9:02 pm • 25 April 2012 • 21 notes
I just read something on someone’s blog saying “I hope it fucking haunts you forever knowing that you’re the reason behind the scars on someone else’s body”
Two things this could be referencing:
- Actual, physical abuse - hitting, cutting, inflicting any kind of physical harm onto someone somebody else, causing scaring.
- Self-inflicted pain caused by the emotional pain of someone else. This emotional pain caused by someone else causes the person with the emotional pain to hurt themselves that will cause scaring.
- Physical abuse is not okay. I lived with an abusive parent for the first 11 years of my life and it was absolutely horrible. No one should ever be subjected to that, and yes, I hope if someone causing scaring to someone else they are haunted by it. However, they probably wont be; considering they are able to actually hurt their loved ones without thinking over it. So, I 100% entirely agree with it in that way of thinking about it.
- Self-abuse is also not okay, but it takes it upon the individual to hurt themselves. You can not blame your self-inflicted wounds on anyone else but yourself. What someone has done to you emotionally may cause you to be very sad, and because you are sad you may think of hurting yourself, but it takes only you to grab that razor and dig into your own skin. You chose to handle your emotional pain that way, when there are so many other ways to deal with it. I am not saying this in a second-handed light. I know what it is like to be so sad you hurt yourself. I know what it is like to be so sad you want to die. But you can’t let yourself allow someone to have that much power over you. Never let someone make you so sad that you want to hurt yourself. Never let someone beat your self-esteem down so low that you don’t want to live, that you don’t feel like you’re good enough. The only person you should be good enough for is yourself. If someone tells you you aren’t good enough, even if you love the, you can’t subject yourself that emotional pain. You need to get out of that. If you and your boyfriend break up and you’re sad and you self-harm… What! Lady, you could be spending your time doing much greater things - like reading, or writing, or doing something you love to build your self-esteem, rather than continuing to let it fester into a never-ending pit of sadness. Anyway, back to my point: you can’t blame someone else for your own self-inflicted harm, even if they are the reason you are sad. They did hold that blade to your arm, you did. That was your choice, and you can’t live in denial with that.
8:54 pm • 25 April 2012
“What does it mean, to act on whim? It means that a man acts like a zombie, without any knowledge of what he deals with, what he wants to accomplish, or what motivates him. It means that a man acts in a state of temporary insanity. Is this what you call juicy or colorful? I think the only juice that can come out of such a situation is blood. To act against the facts of reality can result only in destruction.”
— Ayn Rand (via objectivist1)
(Source: the-capitalist, via objectivist1)
9:04 am • 21 April 2012 • 9 notes