Matt Steinberg
It has just occurred to me…

crowdog66:

… that one of the reasons that clinically depressed folks and folks with Borderline Personality Disorder suffer from such low self-esteem (with attendant anxiety) is because, like most human beings, we tend to assume that everybody else’s interior life is more or less identical to our own. Therefore we assume that other people also have to master intense anxiety in order to call up a utility or go out to get groceries, and that other people spend most of their time agonizing about where they stand in relation to other people, or fighting to get up the courage to attend a doctor’s appointment or accept an invitation to a party.

Therefore, when we see those other people doing all those things with apparently little effort we think: Wow, look at how immensely brave they are! Look at how they jump over those hurdles without even pausing for breath! Why can’t I do that too? Why can’t I be brave enough?

And then we feel like terrible failures, and even sadder than we did before.

It seldom occurs to us that other people, people who aren’t depressed or dealing with BPD, aren’t actually crippled by the weight of sadness and worry and self-loathing that we carry on our shoulders every day.

And therefore it seldom occurs to us that we are actually very brave and strong and accomplished for managing to move at all, much less to move in ways that approach the effectiveness of the non-depressed.

We assume that everybody else has clipped wings just like us, and is managing to fly anyway. 

We almost never say to ourselves, I am braver and stronger than most people I know! And I can be proud of that!

Maybe we need to shift our frame of reference to understand the amazing extent of what we’ve managed to accomplish, just by continuing to exist.

:)

igaleexo:

Update on the move for a national inquiry into the many missing indigenous women in Canada

The conservatives continue to block a public inquiry (same shit)
They’re “compromise” is accepting the opening of roundtable on the issue (notebably evading the kind of accountability of a public inquiry)
There weren’t enough Conservative mps who actually showed up to the house of commons on Friday to use their majority to block a debate and so the proposal for a debate by the Liberals and NDP was successful
There was a debate in our house if Commons on whether or not a Public Inquiry will be held into the 1000+ missing indigenous women
After just over an hour the debate was put on hold by the conservatives to move on to private members business

But the remaining time allotted to this debate has to be used the debate has to resume within 10 sittings of parliament.

If you’re Canadian PLEASE KEEP UP WITH THIS DEBATE CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TELL THEM NOT TO DELAY RESUMING THE DEBATE TELL THEM HOW CRITICAL THIS ISSUE IS DEMAND THAT INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S DISAPEARENCES NOT BE IGNORED

This is super important, but also notice the fact that the only reason a non-conservative motion passed at all was because CONSERVATIVES DON’T EVEN BOTHER SHOWING UP TO PARLIAMENT ANYMORE -_-

iguanamouth:

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i read that as lions

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remember who you are

pumpkinskull:

the-arena-ballerina:

neptunain:

christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”

"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"

laughcries

r0s3m4ry:

quietlynonlinear:

When The Old Gods Return.

i thought these were real pictures at first

mistress-laufeyson:

ramon-salamander:

witchlingfumbles:

GUISE

GUISE

IF YOU HIT “X+C” IT SHUTS OFF EVERY GIF ON YOUR DASH

EVERY SINGLE ONE TURNS TO A LITTLE GREY BOX WITH A LOCK

GUISE

TUMBLR HAS MADE ITSELF SAFE FOR EPILEPTICS

PASS IT ON

I BRING FORTH THIS KNOWLEDGE TO ANY FELLOW TUMBLRITES/SEIZURE-PRONE PEOPLE THAT MAY FOLLOW ME

KINDLY THANK THE OP FOR THIS KNOWLEDGE

I AM A HUMBLE MESSENGER

oh i thought this would be useful for when your parents walk by but ok

Tumblr finally did the thing!

tardistoaster:

raydelblau:

benedictedcumberbabeof221:

petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

reblogging because this is the best idea ever

I approve this plan

wilwheaton:

bookoisseur:

This is a thing. And there’s a sfw trailer within.

Hey, my friend April is in this!

This is a thing, the io9 page also contains a link to the porn site who is releasing the video. 

the-fault-in-our-wifi:

silentstep:

Boromir cuddling Hobbits because why not.

            (via goodshipophelia)

boromir’s character makes me so sad, because honestly, he was one of the most caring in the fellowship. he understood their mission and wanted to get it done as successfully as possible, but he wanted what was best for everyone with them as well. he felt the need to care for all the hobbits, not just frodo. and when he made a mistake, it destroyed him. he saw that he was weak and that he nearly ruined everything. and he died trying to make that right. boromir is the best.

With the proper advisors, and a lack of semi-sentient jewellery, Boromir would have made a very good Steward

- Joss Whedon