It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.
- So how do you think you've changed since high school?
- Well I became aware of oppressive power structures and how we are complicit in them and now seek to dismantle them.
- I also think I got hotter.
I’m at a point in my life where I’m trying to figure out what gives me the most pleasure.
Beautiful person from Michigan (via kyhuk)