If you’re religious:
- Don’t try to convert Atheists. They’re not hurting you. Their lack of belief in a higher power doesn’t affect your life.
If you’re Atheist:
- Don’t belittle a religious persons beliefs. They’re not hurting you. What they believe in doesn’t affect your life.
If your opposite category is hurting you:
- Boot that mother fucker out of your life.
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I AM SUPPOSED TO BE STUDYING FOT EXAMS NEXT WEEK.
if the westboro baptist church members are going to heaven i’m glad i’m gay and going to hell because it means i don’t have to spend eternity with them. if god exists and is that bigoted, surely satan is in fact a pretty good guy, and thus hell will be a good place.
1. Romanticize it
Make yourself feel like your assignment is way more important than it actually is. Imagine it’s homework from Hogwarts. Or that your research is helping Dean and Sam on a case. Or that you’re an international spy in disguise. Or that you’re a 19th century scholar studying something crucial.
2. Announce it
Post a status or a tweet, announcing your intent. “Ready to study! Bio 302, here I come!” Instagram a picture of your workspace. Tag it #studyspo and put it on tumblr. Saying it publicly makes you more likely to follow through.
3. Listen to music
Music is mood-altering. Put on something that makes you happy and groove along while you work.
4. Create a ritual
A warm-up ritual can get you in a different mood and mindset for working. Write down a list of steps that you can take to transition you from one headspace to another and check them off as you accomplish them. Make this a regular habit, and you’ll begin to associate the activities and pump yourself up to work hard every time to start your ritual.
- Disconnect from the internet
- Brew a cup of tea
- Make sure workspace is clear
- Open music playlist
- Open whatever documents/textbooks/websites/whatever you need
- Start working
5. Clean Up
Physical clutter yields mental clutter. Set a 20-minute timer and clean as much as possible during that time, focusing on your desk or workspace area. Make sure your materials are organized and easily accessible.
Don’t try to do your work in the same place where you typically waste time online. Move from your bed to your desk. Or take your laptop to the nearest cafe or library. Or, better yet, go adventure studying.
7. Bribe yourself
If you’re craving something, bribe yourself with that reward. If you finish your homework, treat yourself to ice cream. Better yet, make your project even more enjoyable — treat yourself to ice cream while you do your work.
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Let me tell to you a thing.
This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.
She was perfect.
But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.
I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.
A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”
They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.
This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”
I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”
Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.
So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.
"Then a Spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up"
Job 4:15, the Bible
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