do you ever just want to grab someone in one of your classes
and pull their face close and whisper
“I am ten times smarter than you will ever be, your opinions are both ill-informed and unoriginal, the career path you are headed on is so overdosed with barely competent imbeciles like you that you will be incapable of finding a job, and incidentally your shoes are clashing with your outfit in a way that cannot even be called deliberately bad. so shut. the. fuck. up.”
you know i was thinking about it and the “it gets better” campaign to let gay and lesbian youth know that their life will improve considerably once they are out of high school is great in that they are trying to help prevent these adolescents from committing suicide, and its true, life after high school is much better.
but shouldn’t we be fixing the real problem rather than treating the symptom? we should be teaching kids from a very young age that it’s okay to be anything you want as long as you aren’t actively harming others. be gay! be straight! have a sex change when you get older! who really cares?! youth suicide, for any reason, whether from anti-gay bullying or another type of narrow-mindedness in others, should be fixed; we shouldn’t HAVE to be telling people that the first twenty years of their life will suck ass but “it’s okay because THEN you’ll be allowed to be happy” and even then it’s not guaranteed. especially in this age—we can fly a robot to fucking mars but we can’t seem to figure out basic human decency.
and i know that there are campaigns in place to try eliminating bullying in schools which is great, but that’s still just treating the symptom.
the disease is ignorance and small-minds. THAT is the real problem.
when i got home my mom was telling me about this documentary she just watched about beyonce and she was saying that now she’s in love with bey and that she thinks bey is the most beautiful woman in the world and i was just like, yessss, join usssss