“The heavy drinkers and drug users have given up on self-discovery and self-fulfillment and self-improvement; rather, they’ve embraced the horrendous mediocrity of their own existences by taking refuge in the short-lived fog of chemical ignorance.”
“At the beginning of an eating disorder, you feel accomplished. You may not have control over the circumstances of your life or the general world around you, but by golly, you have the ability to control how much you weigh.”
For all the criticisms of promoting unrealistic standards of beauty, how come no one ever harps on the Barbie line for promoting equally unrealistic standards of spending?
Recalling a dozen or so instances wherein the “most accountable” newsmen in the world lied like rugs.
“In the pantheon of crude, ethnoracial stereotypes, the “redneck” is perhaps the last acceptable target for wide-scale derision. “
“How life changes once you are orphaned – and all of the things you will regret never telling your mom when you had the chance.”
Generation Y is arguably the most balkanized society in U.S. history. Outside of a few cultural commonalities – boy, how we love our iPhones and Uber and AirBnB and The Walking Dead – we share few unifying traits or ideals.
If the anti-free expression backlash we’re seeing against Trump is any indication of where public discourse is headed in the next few years, you better be prepared for an utterly dystopian future. One where if you can’t say anything popular, you’re not allowed to say anything at all.
A few loopholes that could potentially keep concealed weapons off college campuses…
Of course Hollywood will jump at the chance to demonize and vilify Catholics and fraternities, but as soon as the child molesters and serial rapists are revealed to be imams and rabbis and hotshots in the Hills, all of a sudden the spotlight mysteriously fades.