F. Scott Fitzgerald, "A New Leaf"
Of course I have, I think that most people in their lives have faced that sort of thing in some shape or form. Sometimes I just think people find being cruel to be fun for some reason. It’s like a power trip to their ego to put others down. Also, I have felt boxed into categories before. I think it can be cruel because some of us don’t fit into any certain boxes, and when we don’t we tend to feel left out and looked down upon. I think its human nature to box and categorize things, it makes it easier to understand and accept things I guess, and that puts us at ease. When we can’t categorize something it tends to makes us uncomfortable and people don’t like that. But I think its important to keep open minds when it comes to each other and realize that people are much more complicated than the boxes we try to place them in. Even categories within our own demographic segment are hard to fit into. Even as a gay man, twink, bear, otter, all those types of categories (there are a lot of them, take your pick), we are always trying to box each other in. I find it frustrating a lot of the time, because I never know where I fit in, but I try not to let it bother me too much. It is what it is.
Thank you. If this doesn’t say it all I don’t know what does!
This is actually sick! You’d think after electing a black President, this country would be closer to some sense of equality in race relations. Yet it looks more and more like a pipe dream to be honest. And the worst part is, one will most likely have to doubt any resolve to this situation. A small town swarmed with scores of SWAT officers, townspeople being treated like they’re the enemy, convenient delays in the investigation or any relay of information to the outside world… I don’t claim to know much, but I’m finding it very hard to believe that right now the FBI is not doing everything they can to wipe out any possible shred of evidence that might even begin to paint this “officer” as a racist.
Heartbroken. Robin Williams was always a joy to watch and a great contribute to many tummy-ache inducing laughs growing up. I still remember the first time I ever watched Jumanji or how Sean was my favorite part of Good Will Hunting. For all the joy he brought to the world I am sad that we couldn’t give some of it back. That the universe was selfish enough to keep it from him. The human mind is a terrible, terrible place to be trapped in once the darkness settles. I hope you find your peace now Genie. You’re finally free!
Peter Parker: You’re wrong about us being on different paths. We’re not on different paths, you’re my path! And you’re always gonna be my path. And I know there’s a million reasons why we shouldn’t be together, I know that. But I’m tired of ‘em, I’m tired with every single one of ‘em. We’ve all gotta make a choice, right? Well I choose you.