Being unsure of how you feel is one of the most frustrating and painful things in the world. I am unsure between two emotions that are on opposite sides of the spectrum and it feels as though they are ripping me apart.
“Violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children: organized religion ought to have a great deal on its conscience.”
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007)
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.
Accidently causing hurt is the worst thing in the world. If you cause harm to a person on purpose that is easier to deal with since you have at least given yourself some time to prepare for the waves of pain that you feel knowing you have hurt another living creature. Sometimes I just wish all the harm that i cause was on purpose it would make everything so much easier. On an unrelated note I won’t be posting anything personal here for a while since there are too many things that could go wrong
“Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.”—Lemony Snicket (via massacra, fuckyeahlemonysnicket) (via womanofdarkdesiresx)
You know that time of year when you have plenty of free time and are willing to use it on any small thing that passes your way? Well it has struck me and I thought to myself what shall I do to spend such time? and all of a sudden I realised I may as well watch all of Doctor Who from the very beginning so thus I shall school be damned