The Milky Way, Universe — Intergalactic ranking website, PurseSad.com, listed “Earth” as one of the worst places to raise a family, citing lack of global access to clean drinking water, the refusal of wealthy countries to accept refugees escaping war-torn regions, and the comments on Southeast Texas news’ Facebook pages.
Why am I afraid? Maybe I’m not. My fear is not the fear of those with less privilege than me.
I will be ok.
Of course I will – I am white. Yes, I’m female, but I believe both genders suffer in a world that says, “Men: be this way. Women: be that way” and then punishes those who say, “No.”
If I’m not afraid, what am I?
If a cockroach is in your apartment, and you aren’t looking at it, is it touching everything you love? Read On…
Not even halfway through the week, but I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of brilliant people articulate what I could never express, so I thought I’d share some of their insights below.
Always seek yourself. I’ve internalized that mantra since high school. When life felt full of questions, I wrote them down. Sometimes I found answers, sometimes I found more questions. More importantly, over time, I found myself.
Millennials are constantly derided for our “me” focus, but looking inward makes us grow. We’re a generation that asks, “Why?”
Older generations hate that question – we see it lampooned frequently in family sitcoms. A beleaguered adult wit-wrestles with a child who repeatedly asks, “Why?”
And what is the reaction?
Undertaking* Day 5 of the “Live in the Grey” Self-Improvement Challenge**, I plug a super useful service that’ll help you
get to approach inbox zero.
Embarking* on Day 4 of the “Live in the Grey” Self-Improvement Challenge**, I fight my sarcasm gene in order to find joy.
Embarking* on Day 3 of the “Live in the Grey” Self-Improvement Challenge**, I ruin the challenges by jumping the gun too soon but (spoiler alert) I redeem myself.
Embarking on Day 2 of the “Live in the Grey” Self-Improvement Challenge*, I set some values in a typical-Christina way: by expressing them as fears.