Such Is Life

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Life is too short to waste time waiting for other people’s approval on how you live it.

- Steve Maraboli

'What's the point of leaving the house on election day,' they say, 'the whole system is rigged!' Convenient, considering you didn't feel like leaving the house anyway. 'What's the point of giving money to the homeless? They'll probably just spend it on crack!' Convenient, considering it also lets you keep the money. 'Why bother starting a business, I'll just get crushed by the corporate giants!' Convenient, in that it also saves you a few decades of 16-hour work days and three ulcers. 'Why try to make friends, all of the people my age are shallow, brainless jerks!' Convenient, in that this lets you just stay home and watch a Breaking Bad marathon instead, which just happens to be what you wanted to do anyway.

This is why I’ve grown to find cynicism so frustrating — cynicism doesn’t cause inaction. The desire for inaction causes cynicism. And so you fight to defend your cynicism tooth and nail.

- David Wong (via cracked)

thempress:

People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

33 Reasons Moms are Late

Hilarious! This is my life.

A Response to ‘Women Against Feminism.’ | iwantedwings

Well said.

True story.

True story.

mrsmillions:

Me,myself and I.

This is me.

mrsmillions:

Me,myself and I.

This is me.

(Source: soul-service)

Amen.

Amen.

Reality Check

My mom asked me to write an update about me and my brother this week - for her high school alumni group that gave us both scholarships when we went to college. I managed to gloss up my part sufficiently, but mostly what this exercise did was just underscore how differently my life has turned out than what I planned.

I was an honor student in high school and graduated college in exactly 4 years. There was a time when I actually had drive, dreams, and ambition. These days, I’m feeling none of that. I can pretty much pinpoint when it changed. It was 9 years ago, when I suddenly had to become my dad’s caretaker/personal assistant. That damn heart attack and the resulting dementia changed everything for both of us. It’s not fair, but it is what it is. Nothing has been the same since then. Now I just feel like I try to get through each day the best I can, and every night, I think, “Well, I survived another one.”

But I couldn’t say all that in my little update…not exactly what people who’ve invested in your blossoming future want to hear, so I focused on the things that make me happy - being a stay-at-home mom and my photography. Those are much lighter subjects and ones that bring me joy, so hopefully, that will make me sound like less of a Debbie Downer to the alumni committee.