Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
I’m supposed to know. I’m supposed to have every detail of my life planned to a tee. I’m only seventeen, and apparently planning for someday is a bigger priority than for what is happening now. I don’t know where I’m headed, and the trek to success is a long, slippery slope. You’d think I’d have things at least somewhat figured out because of my preoccupation with failure, but the opposite is true. I’m frightened by the ambiguity of the future and am scared of the fact that I’ll have to start making massive, life-altering decisions. I’m scared that my scholarly behavior won’t transfer over to the other aspects of my life and that I’ll fail. There’s so much pressure to be something right now, and I’m trying to be careful but I any because I’m expected to just know. My father is a dick who tells me I’m not good enough for anything while my mother thinks I’m so good that I should have everything planned already and that I’m already failing. I don’t want to grow up to be a failure. According to the system, it’s more important to choose a major that will help you find employment than it is to do something you’re passionate about. I’m supposed to make all these choices but I don’t know what any of this shit means. I’m failing at everything, no one likes me, I have behemoth piles of schoolwork to do, worlds are in seven weeks from today, and I’m overwhelmed. Things are getting bad again, worse than they ever were, and I can’t show it because I have to be stronger than that. I wish I didn’t want to kill myself all the time. That would make this easier.
Georgian First Grader Beaten and Sexually Assaulted by Male Classmates…School Says Boys Just “Rough Housing”
Valdosta - Three first grade boys kept a female classmate outside after recess by hiding in the woods, pushing her face first into the ground. The victim, whose name is being withheld, has suffered scarring to the right side of her face from broken tree branches and rocks that she was allegedly assaulted with both physically and sexually.
The victim was able to escape the male classmates after fifteen minutes of torture, running into a fifth grade classroom and alerting a teacher of what had happened. The principle of the elementary school said he had a “man to man” talk with the boys and their parents, giving them two days of suspension. He neglected calling the local authorities claiming “it did not seem like a police matter, just simple rough housing gone a little too far”.
The parents of the victim are looking to press charges on the boys for sexual and physical assault, as well as a possible law suit against the school district. District superintendent was not available for comment.
This is called rape culture you guys. The girl was 7 years old and they called it “rough housing” between boys.
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An attorney for the family of John Crawford III, the man fatally shot by police in an Ohio Walmart store, says surveillance video contradicts the police department’s version of events. Officers say Crawford refused to drop the pellet gun he was holding, but the video allegedly shows them gunning him down “on sight.”
Crawford, 22, was shopping at the Beavercreek, Ohio store on Aug. 5 whenpolice responded to another customer’s report that Crawford was carrying an AR-15 rifle. He was actually holding a pellet air rifle he had just picked up from a shelf in the store’s toy department.
Attorney Michael Wright says he viewed surveillance video that shows Crawford was facing away from the cops and talking to his girlfriend on the phone when police spotted him, and didn’t have the toy gun raised. Hetold WDTN Crawford probably didn’t see or hear the officers before he was shot.
"John was doing nothing wrong in Walmart, nothing more, nothing less than shopping,"Wright said, according to Reuters.
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