So everyone knows the real world is hard right? The biggest life lesson is that nothing is easy. But because we go off the mindset that life isn’t easy, are we the reason life is hard? If we just helped each other out more, would people’s lives be better? I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s thought, ‘well that sucks for them but that’s life. They’ll deal and get over it,’ so I choose not to help them. I feel like it’s a guise to our selfishness. We’ve been told to look out for ourselves because you can’t really depend on others. But can we not depend on others because we’ve told ourselves that? By doing so we’ve created a cycle.
“I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward.”—My Life as an Invisible Queer - Cosmopolitan (via feministlibrarian)
O.K. so, you tell us if his reasoning makes any sense, or if he’s scrambling to find an excuse.
So because the movie is ‘mytholgically’ based, POC as stand in’s were unnecessary because race didn’t play a part in the movie and wouldn’t add to the plot? If anything it would take away from the main story line? But if that were the case then why wouldn’t you have made it an all Black cast with Black stand ins? Or an all Asian cast with Asian stand ins?
“In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.”—The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)
But sometimes, I just want somebody to hold. Someone to give me their jacket when it’s cold. Got that young love even when we’re old. Yeah sometimes, I want someone to grab my hand. Pick me up, hold me close, be my man. I will love you till the end.