fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3
The sociologist Zygmunt Bauman neatly summarised the paradox of our era as: “Never have we been so free. Never have we felt so powerless.”
We are indeed freer than before, in the sense that we can criticise religion, take advantage of the new laissez-faire attitude to sex and support any political movement we like. We can do all these things because they no longer have any significance – freedom of this kind is prompted by indifference. Yet, on the other hand, our daily lives have become a constant battle against a bureaucracy that would make Kafka weak at the knees.
The colors of the fall ❤️ #upnorth #seasons #leaves #takeadrive
They are subtle about their intentions
Because to get you to be a girlfriend they know there are things they have to say
"Of course I want to be your friend first."
"Even if you didn’t want to date me, I’d still want you in my life."
And we eat up the lies!
We believe them because we have to
What is the other option? To be alone?
So I choose to be alone rather than to deny the reality
That they want a pretty, wrapped up, size 2 gift
Something they can fuck when they please and discard when I no longer want to be fucked
Because when you’re a girlfriend, you don’t really have that choice do you?
"If you love, why don’t you want to fuck me?"
"What can I do to get you in the mood?"
The questions that made me feel small then, give me strength now
Because I can stand on my own
Because I refuse to be a hole that you can use
Because if I am not providing sex, my mind is suddenly uninteresting
You are much too busy for my feelings and my updates
And I am much too old for this blatant disregard
I am a person
You don’t pick and choose when I have worth
I deserve better than this
And I am finally going to demand it
“I waited patiently - years - for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, learn how to knit, pretend to love cosmos, organize scrapbook parties, and make out with each other while we leer. And then we’d say, Yeah, he’s a Cool Guy.” ― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
honestly i hate when people try to sugar coat shit like if you don’t like me or don’t wanna hang or don’t wanna talk to me just fucking tell me don’t keep ignoring me and expect me to figure out the hint like that’s such a bitch ass move i’d rather hear it from you than be ignored 99% of the fucking time.