I have found that what keeps the high achievers from becoming truly amazing is not a lack of ambition or resources, but a lack of understanding how their greatest asset works: their mind.
Falsehoods about parents always being loving and having our best interests at heart simply do not cut it when it comes to manipulative, toxic and abusive parents.
Our generation is trained to always “get” the joke and applaud contrarians like The Donald instead of seeing him for what he is.
It’s not entertaining anymore.
As a community of self proclaimed intellects, we often find ourselves having epiphanies where we ask relevant ego-driven questions that almost always place blame on someone else.
You are being deceived.
I’ve had a lot of conversations with Suey through social media that eventually led to the idea of publicly touring together to talk about our experiences and what we’ve both worked through in the past couple years. I pitched her the idea of putting one of our dialogues up for publication as a snapshot of where she and I are coming from when we talk about our time in the “hashtag wars” and how arguing with people on the Internet has changed us.
I’m the white guy who sees black folks in public and starts making monkey noises and throwing bananas at them.
I recently came across an article titled "This Is The Future Of America And I Couldn’t Be Happier." The author links to a gorgeous series of portraits from National Geographic featuring mixed-race Americans.
There is something hideously pornographic about the media’s treatment of traumatized witnesses in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting or terrorist bombing.
But then we get to question #34: “Male donors: From 1977 to the present, have you ever had sexual contact with another male, even once?” The fateful answer “yes” to question #34 ends in a lifetime ban from ever donating blood — and why? Implicitly, this ban marks “gay blood” as inherently unclean, regardless of the preventative measures taken to avoid contraction of blood borne pathogens or viral infection.