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last-snowfall:

geardrops:

swanjolras:

out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

what fucking kills me is, yeah, maybe we got the trophies, but who gave them out

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

Which is pretty much what mental health practitioners observe happening.

It’s also what I observed happening as a singing teacher: the older kids literally would not believe a positive word I said until I had proved I would tell them they screwed up/had done badly/etc. I did so in as useful a way as possible (“So this passage. We really need to work on this passage. A lot. This passage is not good yet.”), but with almost every adolescent I taught I had to prove I would give them straight-up criticism before they would parse my praise as anything other than meaningless “the grownups always do this” noise.

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creaseintime:

are you ready to get

creaseintime:

are you ready to get

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thewhitemoonfamily:

royalbk:

I said this before in an answer post somewhere, but whenever I stumble upon Mamoru-hate for the break up in the R season, I just…I just don’t understand. It’s like we all watched different shows or something.

Was I the only one who watched Mamoru suffer like a kicked dog?

I mean…

  • Usagi had friends, family and guardians by her side, constantly keeping her spirits up.
    Even in her moments of solitude, she could still fall back on her optimistic, happy-go-lucky attitude to pull her out of her depression.
    It was in her very nature to convince herself that things would turn out fine in the end if she just believed in Mamo-chan.
  • Mamoru was all alone.
    With the guilt of having hurt the one person who had accepted him for who he was.
    Without any friends or family to guide him towards the right thing to do.
    A self raised orphan, barely in his twenties, who, when push came to shove, separated himself from the soul mate he had barely found, just to keep her safe.

I understand that the break up was horrible and yes, no one wanted them to separate, but really HOW COULD ANYONE NOT SYMPATHIZE WITH POOR MAMO-CHAN? He had it so much worse than Usagi.

.__________.

/has obvious feels about the matter

I totally agree with you. Even though I do understand the hate for him because of the break up, I really don’t see how you couldn’t sympathize with him either. 

I mean duh, this dude is plagued by shit in his brain. HIS SUBCONSCIOUSNESS acted on its own as the Moonlight Knight. He dreamed of a princess WHO HAPPENED TO BE REAL. He was BRAINWASHED and almost killed the love of his life. 

And you think he’s going to take threats about Usagi JUST LIGHTLY? Um no. Of course the way he handled was the hard way, but do we really think an introverted rich guy with an inferior complex in Classic is going to do this the right way? 

Look, I’m with you. Break ups suck and Mamoru wasn’t very great with how he did it. But was it needed? In my opinion, yes. If that was the way that Mamoru thought Usagi would be saved, then don’t beat up the guy for doing what he believed was right. 

I know I would break up with my boyfriend if any danger came to him. Especially if my track record was to have intense mental visions of doom that typically come true. 

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kingcheddarxvii:

Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along

kingcheddarxvii:

Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along

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john-darnielles-bitter-melons:

zakuro-san:

kourtneyklaudiakarter:

I DIDN’T EVEN FULLY SEE THIS BEFORE I REBLOGGED IT. IT’S GREAT.

Oh, yes, yes, these leaves seem alright I’m just going to HAARRGRBLARGHRHAAAGRHRGHAHRARRGHGHGHHHH

EXPAND FUN

john-darnielles-bitter-melons:

zakuro-san:

kourtneyklaudiakarter:

I DIDN’T EVEN FULLY SEE THIS BEFORE I REBLOGGED IT. IT’S GREAT.

Oh, yes, yes, these leaves seem alright I’m just going to HAARRGRBLARGHRHAAAGRHRGHAHRARRGHGHGHHHH

EXPAND FUN

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my-flourish-and-blotts:

Hello, sir, you are an idiot.

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redwulfi:

permguerrero:

memes are people too 

I feel fucking old

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shes-a-rebel-shes-a-sa-aint:

perfectionstoomainstream:

I’ve saved this since March to post.

I FUCKING LOVE YOU YES YES YES I WAS THINKING THIS TODAY TOO I POSTED IT EVERYWHERE

shes-a-rebel-shes-a-sa-aint:

perfectionstoomainstream:

I’ve saved this since March to post.

I FUCKING LOVE YOU YES YES YES I WAS THINKING THIS TODAY TOO I POSTED IT EVERYWHERE

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