I started The Last of Us: Left Behind tonight. I’m having heart palpitations.
- stunning interiors in the Pyrenees mountains (via My Pyrenees getaway)
1) Stop slut-shaming
2) One wrong decision doesn’t make someone a bad person, or bad at their profession, or unworthy of my interest.
3) You’re not a saint. I bet you’ve lied to someone you love before. Does that mean you’re not allowed to have anyone care about you, because you’re a terrible person for lying that one time about that one thing? No. You made a mistake. If you don’t learn from that mistake, and repeat it ad nauseam, then yes, people can judge you and tell you you’re a terrible person. Because you are. But if you recognize the error in your action and work to rectify it, then you’re a goddamn human being worthy of respect and admiration, because there are always going to be people going, “Why do you like her? She did this terrible thing one time, she’s awful.” People who won’t give you a chance to redeem yourself. And if you rectify your actions DESPITE these gross people who won’t give you a chance, then you’re terrific and worthy and I’m proud of you.
4) I hate that I have to explain this, because it’s like you’re living in some weird bubble where no one around you has ever made a mistake they regretted and wanted to atone for. What kind of world are you living in, that you can judge someone like this? Who the hell are YOU, anyway?
We admit it, ladies. As much as we may love spending time with our old buddy Colonel Angus, the majority of us have no clue what we’re doing down there.
I AM SO CONFLICTED BECAUSE THIS IS DISTURBING AND YET PEOPLE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF LEARNING TO DO THIS
It’s always a good day when I get to use “pedantic” in a sentence.
I want to finish writing a novel just so I can become friends with Maureen Johnson.
Glacier National Park | Kristen Castenschiold