We need someone to place our hope in, especially living in the political and social tinderbox we find ourselves in

Keywords: anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , faith , family , god , healing , jesus , life , mental health , olympics , prayer , recovery

Simone, God bless you, girl. I’m praying for you and I hope that you find the peace you’re looking for, and that you can drown out all the noise and clamoring opinions from those who placed you on a throne you never asked for.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2021/07/29/simone-biles-our-desperate-need-for-heroes

When I’m 25, I want to look back and be proud of my decisions

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Growing up, my sister and I had to take care of ourselves because both our parents work. And after observing the dynamic at home, we formed our own opinions about the way relationships work. I guess that’s why, while I always say I wish I had someone I hold particularly dear to my heart, I’m completely okay with being on my own because I hate the thought of having to baby a man who isn’t in tune with his emotions, or one who is awfully insensitive. Spare me the anguish.

https://vertigobutnotreally.wordpress.com/2021/05/03/21-going-22

I noticed my happiness increasing the less I cared about what others thought of me

Keywords: hardships , inspiration

I proudly drive foreign cars (Mazdas), wear whatever I want and whenever I want, got a sleeve tattoo at 19, and even made a blog to post about whatever is on my mind. Who knows, maybe I’m totally out of the box with these things, but it did come from four miserable years of observation in highschool hallways. It’s where the most drama is at.

https://bigdreamsofasmalltowngirl.home.blog/2021/05/02/freedom

We’re first-time parents and we don’t know much other than we want to raise a kind human who loves himself and others around him

Keywords: confidence , createconfidence , loveyou , loveyourself , momblog , momblogger , momofatoddler , smile , toddlerlife , toddlers

We started the workout, and the warmup began. He watched me do a jump rope action as well as high knees and attempted both. I wish I had recorded it but the pure joy I got out of watching him try to jump and then step those tiny knees as high as he could was perfection. He was so proud of himself to keep up with me and what we were mimicking on the TV.

http://twocentsworthofmomlife.com/2021/04/29/creating-confidence

The Consumer Audience is Obsolete

Today, you have no audience — today, when you write to express your ideas, you do so within a wide variety of logical systems.

There are no news consumers sitting in laid-back postures, there are no fans leaning in to your news narratives. Your story is moot.

Well, speaking of conservative candidates, I just drone on and on and on and on, never letting anyone else get a word in edgewise, until I start foaming at the mouth and fall over backwards…

Monty Python’s Flying Circus – The Naked Ant [S01E12] — e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTLeBybJhSo&t=449s

The passive consumer audience is brain-dead.

Active production of meaning is now a matter of interacting with natural languages (cf. wants.blog ). It is participatory, it is emergent, it is generative, creative, and does not merely follow a narrative prescription. It evolves from day to day, context to context, and it is connected. It does not need no education, Google — no central authority, no golden algorithm to solve each and every problem. It is decentralized, distributed, networking.

Zita is engaged in helping to build this world — why not participate, too?

I have some real life longevity goals, but first I need to have the credentials to achieve them

Keywords: blog , slice of life , 6 pm , 6pm , by6pm , paige six , paigesix , six pm , sixpm

I’m not in a rush. I want to have high scores and be able to do this at my leisure. My daughter is still home, and young enough to need me frequently. I also will need to be in school for some of my more focused classes working with the plants or in a lab, so I can’t set myself up for failure by devoting all of my time to school when I know that I will have obligations at home to compete for time with.

https://by6pm.art/2021/04/19/a-change-in-plans

As a young person very connected and reliant on the internet, I’ve kind of made peace with the fact that my data is taken and out there

Keywords: general , alexa , amazon , companies , data , facebook , google , info , internet , marketing , privacy , trust , webcam

There’s the argument that since we’re using Facebook and Gmail and stuff like that for free, our data is allowed to be collected (and used for marketing) as a trade-off, and while I guess that makes sense, it’s still kind of gross. Especially because that privacy doesn’t kick in once you do pay for an upgraded account or something. And with more and more companies just monopolizing everything like Amazon does for example, I think some have way too much info. If they get hacked, you could be screwed.

https://coolbeans4.wordpress.com/2021/04/20/online-privacy-to-care-or-not-to-care