Hey you know the whole “be around positive people” cause its better for you thing? Well I find it problematic in a number of ways. Some people are more complex than that and can’t be categorized as positive or negative and/or people go through various emotional processes and at times may be suffering from depression/sadness - often times because they happen to be really sensitive human beings who actually want nothing more than for everyone to love and be loved; and these people may be profoundly effected by all the darkness they witness in the world. Is it positive or negative to be sensitive and deeply affected, and to have a genuine disposition? No it is neither - it is real and its reality.
Sure maybe there are people out there who are blessed/privileged in a number of ways to make them seem overall like a “positive” person but that is usually more or less a first and/or public impression; get to know someone and discover that there’s a lot more to the picture/story.
My point is really that by spreading this priv-lit psychology meme around, you may be isolating really amazing/interesting/complex individuals and making them feel judged and unworthy of friendship because they might fear being perceived as “negative” (which is subjective anyway) if they happen to be suffering. They may not reach out to you or others as a result, and you might lose the privilege of getting to know someone in all their genuine, complex, negative and positive, beauty.
I feel this meme/catchphrase is stigmatizing and judgemental more than anything else.
Audre Lorde (via femme-fatale-feminista)
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I will never understand why so much of humanity lives in such violence, hatred, anger, pain, destruction. I will never understand it and I can’t exist within it. I just wish everyone would give it up already - give up evil.
Sexism is darkness - it is a dark and violent place.
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18th century poesy ring.
Inscription reads: Many are the stars I see but in my eye no star like thee.
To be liberated
from the iron maiden
To judge and be judged-
sharp, cold spikes
on all sides
piercing and confining the soul
to a small, dark, and lonely space.
What have I done?
Again I’ve said what I did not intend,
false, and distorted.
Will I ever properly represent
this inner thing?
Explain to the world
what it really is.
It comes out broken
dependant on a language
of limbs and clacking jaw.
I try to give with the eyes
to hold a gaze
into the deeper place.
I’ve said all I could
and know even this
is beyond what is needed.
from the beginning:
this could never be mediated.
To be clear: what I say does not represent what I think. Nor does what I do. My actions do not speak louder than my words, nor do my words speak louder than my actions. The fact is you cannot ever know what I truly think, because neither can I.