"Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are"
- Iain S. Thomas, Intentional Dissonance (via unfunnydad)
(Source: alegorys, via cuz-sherlock)
"We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face. People who don’t respect the social contract (rapists, predators, assholes, pickup artists) are good at taking advantage of this. “No” is something we have to learn. “No” is something we have to earn. In fact, I’d argue that the ability to just say “no” to something, without further comment, apology, explanation, guilt, or thinking about it is one of the great rites of passage in growing up, and when you start saying it and saying it regularly the world often pushes back. And calls you names"
- The art of “no.” (via menstruate)
(Source: queerintersectional, via cuz-sherlock)
On the left we have the lyrics from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. On the right we rape survivors participating in Project Unbreakable, showing the various things that were said to them by their rapist.
From the Mouths of Rapist: The Lyrics to Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines
for people who are like “but it’s just a song…”
(Source: emhemingway, via cuz-sherlock)
"I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while."
- Haruki Murakami, from Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman (Vintage International, 2007)
(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction, via cuz-sherlock)
I’m scared that people would lie to me or are lying to me. Compliments like “you’re so pretty” or “I love you” make me uncomfortable because I always think these are just made up things to make me feel better or because people feel obliged to tell me that for whatever reason.
(Source: nagisa-kun-san-hazuki, via cuz-sherlock)
"Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it."
- Claude Monet (via psych-facts)
if you ever feel like you dont deserve the affection someone is giving you, stop thinking that. clearly they see something in you that maybe you dont see but they know its there. and everyone deserves love and affection. everyone.