omg penguin adventures too cute
SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT
So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time? Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.
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also filed under: reasons high schools copy homework and cheat
kids in this generation complain too damn much, and yes I definitely consider my age group and kids in high school now as different generations.
does school suck sometimes? yes absolutely. get the fuck over it. the majority of Americans go through and have gone through the public school system and the vast majority of them have come out fine and well adjusted.
just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean there’s a problem with it and it needs to be changed.
here’s a little advice from someone who’s been there: high school will be the easiest part of your life, so get used to the responsibilities now, because although the responsibilities change when you’re older, they don’t go away.
as an adult not only will you have to work 40 hours or more per week, you’ll have to: go food shopping, pay bills, do laundry, cook, clean, as well as the million other things that will come up that you never even thought of before.
tl;dr. life isn’t going to get easier, get your head on straight and face it head on.
Also, at least 2 of the classes referenced are AP courses. Advanced placement classes are ones where at the end of the year, you take an exam where your good grade gives you college credit for having taken the class. If you’re a high school junior taking multiple college classes, yeah- you’re going to have to work hard for them.
Does anyone realized, it’s the red circle. The red one stands for America.
I think the Russians didn’t mess up, they were sending a message.
“Prior to 1951, the official handbook stated that each color corresponded to a particular continent: blue for Europe, yellow for Asia, black for Africa, green for Australia and Oceania and red for America ” -Wikipedia
Oh Romeo, No Romeo, it should have been Mercutio
All of the completed ALL GROWN UP! drawings that I’ve done.
Dexter’s Laboratory, Recess, Rocket Power, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls, South Park, and The Wild Thornberry’s
If you have any ideas for other shows, Let me know!
There needs to be a live action version of this starring Neil Patrick Harris and Robert Downey Jr.
I’M CRYING THIS IS A PERFECT IDEA
alternatively, it could not star two white people.
So, uh, this movie is about some 16th century Spanish (aka European) dudes who come into El Dorado. I don’t think it would be a travesty to have them portrayed as white? Like literally half the plot of the movie is them taking advantage of the native people and just being all around skeevy like European people actually were with indigenous people. Just sayin’.
when she was 7, a boy pushed her on the playground
she fell headfirst into the dirt and came up with a mouthful of gravel and lines of blood chasing each other down her legs
when she told her teacher what happened, she laughed and said ‘boys will be boys honey don’t let it bother you
he probably just thinks you’re cute’
but the thing is,
when you tell a little girl who has rocks in her teeth and scabs on her knees that hurt and attention are the same
you teach her that boys show their affection through aggression
and she grows into a young woman who constantly mistakes the two
because no one ever taught her the difference
‘boys will be boys’
‘that’s how he shows his love’
and bruises start to feel like the imprint of lips
she goes to school with a busted mouth in high school and says she was hit with a basketball instead of his fist
the one adult she tells scolds her
‘you know he loses his temper easily
why the hell did you have to provoke him?’
so she shrinks
folds into herself, flinches every time a man raises his voice
by the time she’s 16 she’s learned her job well
be quiet, be soft, be easy
don’t give him a reason
but for all her efforts, he still finds one
‘boys will be boys’ rings in her head
‘boys will be boys
he doesn’t mean it
he can’t help it’
she’s 7 years old on the playground again
with a mouth full of rocks and blood that tastes like copper love
because boys will be boys baby don’t you know
that’s just how he shows he cares
she’s 18 now and they’re drunk
in the split second it takes for her words to enter his ears they’re ruined
like a glass heirloom being dropped between the hands of generations
she meant them to open his arms but they curl his fists and suddenly his hands are on her and her head hits the wall and all of the goddamn words in the world couldn’t save them in this moment
she touches the bruise the next day
boys will be boys
aggression, affection, violence, love
how does she separate them when she learned so early that they’re inextricably bound, tangled in a constant tug-of-war
she draws tally marks on her walls ratios of kisses to bruises
one entire side of her bedroom turns purple, one entire side of her body
boys will be boys will be boys will be boys
when she’s 20, a boy touches her hips and she jumps
he asks her who the hell taught her to be scared like that and she wants to laugh
doesn’t he know that boys will be boys?
it took her 13 years to unlearn that lesson from the playground
so I guess what I’m trying to say is
i will talk until my voice is hoarse so that my little sister understands that aggression and affection are two entirely separate things
baby they exist in difference universes
my niece can’t even speak yet but I think I’ll start with her now
don’t ever accept the excuse that boys will be boys
don’t ever let him put his hands on you like that
if you see hate blazing in his eyes don’t you ever confuse it with love
baby love won’t hurt when it comes
you won’t have to hide it under long sleeves during the summer
the only reason he should ever reach out his hand
is to hold yours
Fortesa Latifi - Boys Will Be Boys
(And Why That Is The Stupidest Thing You Could Ever Say To A Little Girl)
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