You may recall a post I made a few months ago …

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in which I mentioned that “I am not at all proud of the species I apparently belong to” (“I understand that this is very important to you”). Another way of putting this idea is that I have little trust in the human species (that is very general – perhaps it might be more appropriate to say that I have little trust in the vast majority of humans; there are a very small number of humans in whom I might be able to manage to have a small amount of trust in).

http://remediary.com/2021/02/11/in-what-we-trust

I decided to scrap it

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if I was going to put something out there for you to take the time to read, it needed to be actually worthwhile, and not a one-way-ticket to Destination Downer

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2021/01/21/check-your-snark-at-the-door

I don’t want to fit in

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For me, to fit in, means to bend myself to a shape that I am not. I know enough about myself at this point in my life to know that I am flexible and I will bend but I only want to do this in ways that suit me and certainly not for the benefit of those who require it of me so that I can neatly fit in the box that they have allocated for me. That isn’t me. That would be a bent out of shape version of me.

https://417daysayear.wordpress.com/2020/12/02/how-important-is-fitting-in

Log the fuck out of social media and recover

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Make no mistake, loneliness kills and I am not advocating that anyone isolate, especially if you’re depressed or struggling. In that case, by all means, reach out on social media and know you are loved. You matter. But I will say that learning how to go from loneliness to solitude has been one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever given myself and it’s been in those moments of quiet, I’ve come to know my strength.

(100) Free Solo: The Holidays – Phetasy Community

Accents allow us to feel part of a social group, and can give us a sense of identity and belonging

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Humans have developed this incredible ability to read each other’s voices. By listening closely to someone’s accent, we can make guesses about their age, gender, nationality, social status, the languages they speak, and even where they went to school. Unfortunately, this finely-honed skill also has a dark side. As an accent can tell us so much about a person, we often attribute qualities to that person based on their voice, just as we often make assumptions about a person based on how they look.

https://thelanguagebrain.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/everyone-has-an-accent-what-does-yours-say-about-you

Slapped in the face….. by my own father

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Family is created not born. My friends reached out to check in on me. That is family. Having my back, listening and telling me what they think. I have some family members that don’t do that. Shown their true colors. But that’s a story for another time. It’s been a week. I have been ignoring him. Not talking unless spoken too. I will be civil. But I will not forgive you. Even if he apologizes. I am done. I do not condone violence. He walks as if he did the right thing. Bitch, just give me my money so I don’t have to deal with you. Acting like the alpha, when he does zip. Nada. Clean the house, nah, wash the dishes, laundry, make dinner. Nope. “That’s a woman’s job,” he says.

https://kloudnine.home.blog/2020/08/28/daddys-little-girl

I bend like grass and blow like leaves yet feel discouraged and people look for my pictures instead of words

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It’s like a tiny plant growing in cracks, hustling to bloom but failing because no one likes where she’s coming from.

Why do we need a garden to love the flower? Aren’t wildflowers flowers too??

Why do we judge an artist by the skin they are in and not by what they’re writing?

Why do we encourage people with million followers and ignore the novices discovering art?

https://mermaidspen.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/of-fears-and-discouragement