Life is really hard at the moment.
I guess what’s bothering me right now (and this is solely why I’m on Tumblr at the moment) is that my family is having real financial hardships. Being in a school (and place overall) where I’m surrounded by people on the higher end of the socioeconomic scale, the word “poor” kind of becomes trivialized. Now it’s just a word to describe yourself if you’re semi-rich, because as long as you’re not rich, or super-rich, then you’re poor.
I guess it’s getting to me because it seems like I’m the only person on my floor who gets yelled at for spending too much money, even though I have zero allowance and I’m officially employed by two companies (that’s where I get all my pocket money).
Part of the problem is everyone here likes to eat out so much, and I just can’t. And then good spending habits just becomes having no social life and being the floor hermit and “all you do is play League.” I don’t know what everyone else expects but I make it quite clear that I’m financially strained but it’s treated as just a joke because I don’t act enough like a poor person, whatever that even means.
I don’t like talking about my family’s financial situation because it’s not something to talk about and it’s not something I want to be pitied for. Sometimes I wish I could just drop out and save my parents the money.
Anyway, today I found out that a package my mother was sending me through USPS went missing (probably got stolen). It was insured for just a little under $1000 and contained my new iPhone (my graduation gift and phone replacement since my current iPhone is 3.5 years old) as well as a gift card and a special personal item. It kind of kills me that someone would take it, thinking I’m probably some bratty, privileged 18-year old when in actuality, my family is barely living from paycheck to paycheck with a toddler, an athlete, and a college kid.
It hurts to be confronted by the fact that not all human beings are honest and decent.
DO YOU EVER LOOK AT SOMEONE AND REALIZE THAT LITERALLY EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM IS PERFECT THEIR EYES ARE PERFECT THEIR NOSE IS PERFECT THEIR MOUTH IS PERFECT THEIR HAIR IS PERFECT THEIR BUTT IS PERFECT THEIR NECK IS PERFECT THEIR HANDS ARE PERFECT THEIR FEET ARE PERFECT CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERY FUCKING THING
atla meme → four family relationships
“Even in exile my nephew is more honourable than you.”
It’s that time of year again.
I keep seeing claims that people are shaming women for wearing sexy costumes for Halloween. The people making these claims seem to be missing the point, so I made a graphic for them.
Sorry my handwriting is so shitty.
me: hi, can i have a large—
starbucks employee: you mean a venti?
me: can we not do this
you score a perfect 2400 on your SATs and have a 4.0 unweighted GPA. you apply to Harvard. they respond immediately! “lol fuckin nerd”. you don’t get accepted
King said in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta. King claims to have been tongue-tied when speaking to her. “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.”
"I have no sense of being famous - you’re just working. And then you’ll have a random day in London when you’ll do some press and it creeps into your awareness that this goes out - that what you do every day goes out to televisions right across the country."