Amidst the non-stop tears that came with saying goodbye to my childhood pet, I was reminded that there’s serious relief in unabashedly letting it out, and that–despite evidence to the contrary–the little girl I once was is still here.
Trying to assign one lifestyle or worldview to an entire generation of people is bound to be faulty, but EliteDaily really wins the award for hitting the ball farthest out of the park. Actually, I’m not even sure they’re starting in the park—they’re somewhere far outside it, seemingly locked in the basements of their college frat house (a land where tales of Taylor Swift’s de-virginizer moonlight as worthwhile news).
At first glance, that question might seem harsh, or the answer obvious: because death is sad, of course, and we admire a lot of them as artists. But I think there’s more to it than that.
The crux of it, in my opinion, is your knowing and proclaiming what you genuinely value and enjoy, rather than fashioning those traits around other people’s expectations.
There’s a problematic myth in society that simply because you’re a “nice” guy, you deserve rewards (usually in the form of sexual favors). When those rewards aren’t provided, we as women often get girlfriendzoned.
I doubt Adam’s sister, Caroline, was placed on this show purely for laughs. Say what you will about Lena Dunham, but she doesn’t strike me as the type to simply snicker at mental instability.
“Next time you do something that bothers your parents (or anyone for that matter), just tell them your chakras are off.” And more wise words from me to myself, after the jump…
Say what you will about the internet, but sometimes, when it’s 2:33 AM and you can’t sleep, and all of your thoughts are a tangled, contradictory mess…you stumble upon a stranger’s writing and it THRILLS you.
In which I discover what I believe to be the crown jewel of dating advice on the world’s widest web.