Osho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Well that’s just plain untrue.
There are many people in the world capable of teaching love. They inspire love. Even to the loveless.
And more often than not, us loveless learnt to love ourselves by falling in love with the lovely. It was their desire to keep us from hating ourself combined with their love that taught us we could love ourselves. It wasn’t a to-do list we had to go through in order, it was a process that happened only because they cared.
The Laws of Robotics
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
One day, I’ll go into how much this upsets/makes me ecstatic
It was just too perfect
A friend gave this to me as a present and I swore it was too awesome to eat.
I’m about to destroy this wiimote like a fat kid on a chocolate wiimote.
My apology for Bri during work
Commandeering an unassigned naval vessel without the express permission of a direct superior: that’s what it said on the summons. Never before had he actually considered it possible to find himself in this position. After his slight misstep with the high brass, Captain Virus was put to court. He’d heard of Vessel 18’s blunders earlier that eve and he wasn’t looking forward to facing a still fuming admiral.
“Please, Ma’am, I didn’t know! My ship was not prepared for the journey! I was just trying to follow orders! If a mistake was made, ‘twas without my wits it happened…”
Through all of this, he kept his eyes down towards the vast expanse of grey. This cement sea beneath his bare feet was something he could relate to right now: cold and unmoving despite the shivers he felt on the inside. It was true that Admiral Balone was new to the Board but she was still an admiral and as such his fate and his honor rested in her hands. The captain hoped against hope that loyalty still existed somewhere on these rocky seas; he and the admiral were good friends and he prayed she would consider that along the way.
Peeling his eyes towards his judge and jury, he stifled a whimper, both ashamed of his ignorance and afraid of his punishment.
“Please, Ma’am… Spare this old seaman so I can serve you once more…”
“These incidents may appear small, banal and trivial, but we’re beginning to find they assail the mental health of recipients.”
-Sue et. al , 2007
If white people would even admit any of the stuff on this list was racist my life would be easier.
I’m white and not only do acknowledge that all those things are racist but also super fucking douchy.
I’ve experienced…all of these. Wow.
Same, multiple times, since I can remember. Honestly, especially when I was in school, I experienced at least one of these things almost daily.
=(. i’ve experienced just about all of these too, including this first one as an alien in our own land. i know so many Black people who are asked where they are from regularly by white people who for some reason can’t fathom we were born in the U.S. even tho many of our families have been here longer.
as for the criminality one, it would happen to me and my brother a lot, even when young. and we used to get so annoyed, we started doing shit like seeing old white ladies while we were in the car waiting for our mom, and lock the door really fast like we were scared and stuff. get back at em lol.
this is an amazing graphic organizer.
good god, i’ve experienced every single one of these
I actually took a class that was based around the book this (or at least the Sue quote) is from, and it was… really disappointing. The teacher was more than a little sexist and heterosexist, which the book also did a bunch. Also, there was a bunch of extremely questionable, very racist-seeming stuff in the book that really bothered me - although I can’t quite remember specifics now. Also, the teacher behaved like we were elementary schoolers or something? And my friend and I clearly knew the topic way better than her.
But yeah, fuck microaggressions. I can’t stand how difficult it is to convince people that YES, these are actually behaviors worth correcting, and yes, they harm people.
Yeah, I took the class with Shoof. It had great potential and Sue has apparently made a career in studying microaggressions. He is, however, commiting microaggressions every step along the way. And while I am very much against microaggressions, I’m against ALL microaggressions. Sue focused on persons of asian or african descent and women. Honestly, while I gripe about the book, I stopped reading it after the first two chapters. The teacher made the class worse by being absolutely ignorant of her own microaggressions. So yeah. Be smart. Stay in school. Understand that no matter what you think, unless you were raised in a utopia, you have bias. The trick is learning how to fight that bias.