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Your semi regular reminder that labels are meant to aid understanding, not dictate behavior

If someone or something doesn't fit a label exactly right then it is the label which is the wrong not the person or thing

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There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are. ~ Mr. Rogers

Watching Love, Death & Robots on Netflix and came across this great quote from a robot on humanity’s end. Had to share!

“‘Twas their own hubris that ended their reign, their belief that they were the pinnacle of creation that caused them to poison the water, kill the land and choke the sky.
In the end, no nuclear winter was needed, just the long heedless autumn of their own self-regard.”

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@shawn @Corina @DStre @zfrazier @melissam @Megra3 Thank you everyone for the thoughts and well wishes! I am doing about as well as can be expected, but still a bit in shock. I am working on updating my resume and will start applying for new jobs asap...

Unexpectedly lost my job this morning. So there's that. 😩

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socialism 

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Dear kids in Washington State: you can make an appointment with your doctor, or walk into a clinic or ER, and get vaccinated. You don't need permission from your parents. You don't have to wait until you are 18. If the health care provider gets confused, the magic phrase is "Mature Minor Doctrine", and point out that not wanting to catch measles is sign of sufficient maturity.

Please reshare, and copypaste this any place this would be useful.

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One thing I miss since leaving Facebook (other than the friends I had no other connection with, working on that) is the stream of memes and news from my one anarchist friend. It may sound kinda weird, but even though I don't buy into many of her ideologies (the refrain of "eat the rich" for example...), it was helpful as a reminder that as much as I've changed my views are not as progressive as they get.

All that to ask: does anyone have anyone good to follow in the fediverse along those lines?

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I used to be upset with God for my life not turning out to be the success I had planned. Today, I'm thankful for it.

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Trauma Mental Illness 

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Just read this:
“Someone once told me that giving a person a story about why they are in pain is one of the most powerful things you can ever do. Taking away the story for your pain is just as powerful.”

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Bushi Yamato Damashii is bringing straight 🔥 on this week’s pod.

“Understanding is not a requisite for cooperation with other human beings when they are suffering.”

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When things are hectic, it's okay to say no or tell someone to ask you again later.

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Came across this yesterday and loved it. A better way of supporting your hurting friends!

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“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”

~Anne Lamott

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Stop your scroll

Release the tension in your jaw

Take 3 deep breaths, paying attention to ever second. in and out.

Ask your body "what do you need right now?"

Give it space and silence to respond

Ask your heart "what do you need right now?"

Give it space and silence to respond

Take the answers seriously and honor them as best you can.

It is currently -3 F outside. I don’t want to go out there and clear the snow off of my car. 😣

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reminder to all the ace folks who see this (including myself): you are valid, you are welcome, you are not broken. I'm glad you exist. :asexual_sparkle_heart:

Sexuality, Polyamory 

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