"I clean the streets. I used to work as a lifeguard at a fancy hotel on the Dead Sea, but I lost my job. I brought some of the mud from the beach to my cousin because it is good for your skin. My manager said: ‘Hey! We can sell that! You’re stealing!’" (Amman, Jordan)
What fucks me up the most is that even if it is true that Mike Brown attacked the officer and tried to take his gun (which I would bet every cent I have that he didn’t) the fact is that in the end the officer still wound up with the gun and Brown wound up unarmed which means YOU STILL DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO SHOOT HIM EVEN ONCE LET ALONE EIGHT OR TEN TIMES
This shit in Ferguson is really pissing me off.
People I know are saying shit like “You gotta wait until all the facts are in” but what the hell other facts do you need beside “he was unarmed” and “his hands were in the air” before you feel comfortable making a judgement?
There are absolutely no circumstances that could make it okay to shoot someone who is not only unarmed but surrendered.
I go to work and my higher-up is giving away all his grandpa’s old Playboys I’m in the right industry
I could have sworn that all the members of Pink Floyd were dead so this new album is more of a surprise to me than anyone else.
I’m seriously considering shaving off my arm hair and I don’t know why but I got the urge a couple days ago and it hasn’t gone away
My generation’s like yeah I’ll set my alarm in the morning to go off every ten minutes because I just love waking up so much I want to do it twenty times a day
"I taught English in Thailand for a year, and I tried to continue in education when I returned to the United States, but it wasn’t nearly as fulfilling for me. In Thailand, teachers are really revered. In the hierarchy of prestige, it goes: kings, then monks, then teachers. Parents would always be asking for advice. My students would come up and hug me in the streets. It was almost like I was being welcomed into the families of my students, and we were working together toward education. Back in America, it felt like Home and School were two different zones. It felt more isolating. In Thailand, I definitely felt like I was making a difference. In America, it felt like ‘maybe’ I was making a difference.”