“She’s … “

They say that you’re supposed to be a pretty piece of art

They say that you shouldn’t “act” smart

They say that you don’t wear a dress and twirl

So do

Tell me more about the definition of a “good girl”

 

“She has an opinion so she’s just looking for attention”

You think that you’re water when you can’t show my reflection

So don’t

Tell me what you think I can be

I am and always will be the sovereign of my sea

Why Blame The Cardiac Muscle?

“The heart wants what it wants.”

No!

Leave the poor muscle alone

It works really hard 24×7 to keep you alive

The brain is the real culprit

The brain is supposed to know when to stop crossing oceans

The brain is supposed to know when to run away

The brain is supposed to know when to accept reality

But it doesn’t

Image Credits: https://www.rewireme.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Closing-the-Gap.jpg

 

Apocalypse

“Whats the word for apocalypse but it arrives every month?”

“Although I stand with my opinion that ‘apocalypse’ is still the right word because it’s like facing it for the first time even though you’ve had it pretty much your whole life.”

“Would it kill mother nature to just make our thumbs green if we weren’t pregnant?”

“Is all this drama and war really necessary?”

“And suddenly I wish I was pregnant for nine months so I don’t need to go through 9 apocalypses. However I’m also sure that this will last until the apocalypse is over.”

“Why does hormones make me want love and chocolate?”

“Why can’t I crave productivity and self esteem instead?”

“Why is there no Conjuring movies about the exorcism in my uterus? The world needs to know that this is a serious problem.”

“The world knows. It’s just that its ‘natural’, which it is but I need to wallow in self pity okay that’s why I have a WordPress account.”

“I have an ouchie in my coochie.”

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I Don’t Want To Do Something That I Hate

“Ugh. I hate my job. I hate the people I work with and I hate the atmosphere of the entire building.”

“Change your job then.”

“You know that I need the money.”

“Do you hate your job because it chose you instead of giving you the opportunity to explore your options? ”

“I guess so, yes. I’m so frustrated and I just don’t want to do something that I hate. ”

“Are you really going to let your stinky job win over you? ”

” What do you mean?”

“Think about it this way. You really hate your job right? Then why would you let it get to you? Think about how stupid your job would feel if it knew that you don’t give a rats ass about it. You job wants you to feel miserable, so why would you give it what it wants the most ? ”

Huh, you’re right.”

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Dear YouTube Recommendations

Dear YouTube recommendations

Thank you for showing me something that I’ve already seen before

Thank you for suggesting that I could be interested in sports even though I haven’t watched any sports related videos

Thank you for suggesting other random videos that belong to other media outlets

Thank you for recommending a mainstream music video that hit a million views before my pizza arrived

Please help me search for content that I would be interested in.

Disclaimer : I have nothing against YouTube but I do think that their recommendations can improve.

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Southpaws and Pop Psychology

13th August is a wonderful day on the Internet for lefties aka southpaws aka Satan’s evil assistants ( I’m joking… Or not) because content “creators” love giving us the usual pop psychology stats with attractive graphics just so they could provide an amusing yet inaccurate article. I’m a left handed person (obviously) and I’m not saying that you shouldn’t have content about it, but providing your references for those stats would be appreciated. You’re writing about 10% of the world’s population (if 10% is accurate) and content creators should take responsibility for that.

My main concern however is for those southpaws who want to know more about themselves. They search for articles or books to learn more and find out if there’s anything they should be worried about. I’m sure some of you must be thinking that just because you’re a southpaw doesn’t mean you’re special and that certainly doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you. OK well suppose if there happens to be a neurological problem that’s correlated with handedness and a southpaw wasn’t diagnosed because you didn’t think it was important, would you be responsible for that? Besides, most of us just want to know why we ended up being left handed. Just curiosity to know the right thing(Geddit?) . Don’t tell me that you wouldn’t be curious to know more about yourself if you were a southpaw.

 I understand that neuroscience is complicated and we’ve come a long way but I don’t think that throwing facts and mixing them up with fiction is the best thing to come up with. Some content creators are the same as that one guy who pretends to know everything even though he clearly has no idea about what he’s talking about. He doesn’t understand that it’s OK to not know things. 

But they do have some things straight, like lefties are utterly annoyed with spiral notebooks. Oh? You’re tired of hearing that? Well you’re probably used to it by now.

And writers, please stop making our egos feel better with the whole lefties are phenomenal and amazing. We are, but we’re also the existential effect of something that could be just completely random.

This article/rant was only to emphasize on the need for content makers to be transparent and accountable. Besides, giving references shouldn’t be that much of a big deal if they’ve done their research. If you disagree with this article/rant then that’s completely OK.

Image Credits : http://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2014.00013