person: but what if your parents had aborted YOU me: well okay for starters i wouldn’t have been forced to hear that stupid ass comment you just made
It is my opinion that, If one is truly opposed to the practice of abortion they should strive…
(1) To never get one themselves. If you oppose something do not practice it.
(2) In the case of others, perhaps creating a social order and conducive environment that might make people think bringing a child into it is less devastating then not. In these discussions, Anti-Abortion rhetoric tends to fixate on the morality of the actual act, ignoring the underlying reasons the abortion is being carried out.
(3) Threats and murder against providers kills the notion of “Pro-Life,” IMHO.
Rest in Peace, Robin Williams. July 21st, 1951 - August 11th, 2014
Thank you for bringing joy into my childhood and life with your voice and acting. Thank you for your contagious jokes, your wacky impersonations, and amazing acting. Thank you for making my childhood experience better, and thank you for bringing joy to those even though you battled with your own joy. If only you could have known how much you’ve impacted people. Your life work will live on, and you will never be forgotten. I know I won’t forget you. Thank you for helping me whenever I felt sad and having a film for every mood. Gone, but never forgotten.
This man’s death has so unusually hit me. Probably because his movies are among my favorites. Aladdin and Jumanji being forever the greatest things in the world to me. But more, the fact that I could identify with him. A hardcore Zelda fan, person that makes everyone laugh, a high spirit. But likewise I understand those anxieties. Maybe not his of course, his life and struggle were different, and ultimately he succumbed to them tragically.
People who make others laugh, it is very true that often there are personal demons within. For me it’s fear of abandonment, loneliness and a crippling inability to handle it well. That fear can drive me to really dark places and intense fears. I’ll forever be torn between wanting closeness so badly and an eternal fear that I will be abandoned always. Even though it is just a fact of life that people abandon other people no matter what. People you may depend on, people you may love, family, friends, lovers, anybody. For me it’s been my iron will to prevail over it, to defeat it, or maybe pure unbridled spite? I don’t really know. Or maybe a prolific arrogance. Either way, I can empathize.
I’d like to think I understand it a bit. I make my friends laugh, in my area I’m known to make people laugh, bring a certain amount of joy. But it is true, probably for most people with that curious quality, there is a deep abyss as dark as our light is bright, that scares us and keeps us awake at night. I prefer to envision it as some horrible creature, something the Nightvale City Council might build a Forbidden Dog Park for. But, I’ve learned somewhat to live with it. Though recently yes, my abilities have been tested, I take this great mans story to heart.
Awwww, that’s a wonderful way to think of it! In a way, that’s the best way to think of it, because Robin Williams was, to me, the epitome of never growing up. He was this man-child that inspired me to believe I didn’t have to sacrifice the wonder of childhood that I’ve been afraid of losing. Even with his passing, I hold on to that, because he DID do wonderful things for this world. He was my childhood, and I will not let that go easily. He and Dick Van Dyke were two actors I knew I would cry about when they died, I definitely have shed tears tonight. But they’re tears that validate how much he meant to me, and how much his message of his life meant to me. He’s gone back to Neverland, back into the lamp, back into the jungle, and there he will never grow up.
and this, dear people of tumblr, is thomas sanders’ sensitive side (i like it) i’m going to miss robin williams
What happens to all the jobs when people are paid whether they go to work or not? Aren’t people just going to sit home and play video games all day?
This point seems to be a rather stunning indictment of employment itself. The implication being the purpose of a person, of ones life IS simply to provide a service unto another or as Sir Stanford Raffles put it “Here I am the advocate of despotism, The strong arm of power is necessary to bring men together and to concentrate them into Societies… and until they are organized and congregated under some authority, nothing can be done with them.”
This is a core ethical dilemma of that line of thinking. Essentially that people exist so that “Something can be done with them.” Which in essence implies people have to be given only two horrible options, with one slightly less terrible option because without the arm of despotism or coercion, nobody would exist to be voluntarily enslaved.