Likelihood Your Dumb Ideas About Art Will Be Indulged: 100 percent
Still In Texas: Yes
Popular Activities: Live music, food trucks, unsuccessfully pursuing misguided dreams longer than any of your other college friends, biking
Friends’ Shows We Might Catch Later: 2
Number Of Drummers’ Girlfriends Who Are Holding Band Back: 4,900
Place You Will Actually Pack Up And Move To: No"
With that said, yesterday, a girl was being bullied on her Instagram account and Taylor Swift posted this amazing and inspiring response to her:
“Hannahhhh…Reading this made me so sad because I love seeing you in your videos and photos being so happy and wide eyed, like the world isn’t as harsh and unfair as it actually is. I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I’ve been in your place. This isn’t a high school thing or an age thing. It’s a people thing. A life thing. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t end or change.People cut other people down for entertainment because, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them, or for no reason at all. It’s just what they do, and you’re a target because you live your life loudly and boldly. You’re bright and joyful and so many people are cynical. They won’t understand you and they won’t understand me. But the only way they win is if your turn your tears to stone and make you bitter like them. It’s okay to ask why. It’s okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don’t let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song. You’re going into high school this week and this is your chance to hit the reset button on how much value you give the opinions of these kids, most of whom have NO idea who they are. I’m so proud of you and protective of you because you DO. If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more. Every time someone picks on me, I’ll think of you in hopes that every time someone picks on you, you’ll think of mee…and how we have this thread that connects us. Let them keep living in the darkness and we’ll keep waking up in the sunlight. Forever on your side, Taylor.”
One may say the clam finds happiness in its state of nothingness — but the creature’s ignorance of its own existence would then prevent it from realizing so. “I’d be very surprised,” adds Brown University psychiatrist Peter Kramer, “if mollusks have moods.”
In 1998 experimental biologist Peter Fong found clams so depressing that he fed them Prozac — apparently, in an effort to determine the creatures’ level of cognizance. Within a few hours, the clams were “[spewing] sperm and eggs all over the place.”"
This apposing statements made my brain whir into a tizzy likely to produce fireworks.