Anonymous asked: Could you post a cute picture of Miko for me? I've had the worst day
I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a bad day and that you’re feeling down. I just want to throw in a little something before I attach the pictures. For everybody out there reading this, all of us probably know this already but I want to point it out once more…
Life is made of ups and downs. Bad things happen, and sometimes, there’s nothing you can do about it. Moving on is hard, sometimes horrible, especially in certain situations, but it’s the best way to go. Try to make a lesson and to take out something good out of all the bad you’ll go through in time. You’ll only come out of it happier and wiser. I have done mistakes, some, insignificant, others, horrible. And I cannot change what I have said or done, all I can do is learn from it and avoid repeating things in the future. You may sometimes feel like things are breaking apart, like you’re all alone and there’s no one there to understand you, that there’s no escape, that nothing will ever change… it’s not true. It takes time, it takes courage, it’s never easy. But holding on to things that make you feel bad, replaying horrible memories or things you’ve been told over and over again in your head, not wanting to accept a hand towards help that is offered to you, will not make things easier. Sometimes, being alone and only with your thoughts can help, but only to a certain extent. Your own thoughts can slowly kill you if you don’t control them…
Confession night. I’ve been bullied in the past, I’ve been a target for nasty remarks, I got into fights with my family, some which changed certain familial relationships forever, but in time, I got over all of these things and took a lesson out of everything. But I was left alone with my thoughts once, for too long, and that lead me to a severe case of anorexia which lasted almost 3 years. At first, it was not too bad. I just cut off the junk food and sweets from my meals. But then it got worse, and the longer I thought, the worse it would get. I started avoiding my family, my friends, throwing temper tantrums for absolutely nothing, neglecting school work, my grades dropped down - horribly - all my life revolved around an apple a day, 10 walnuts a day, a yogurt and water. And this went on like that for months. I dropped from 125 pounds to 80 pounds in a little over 2 months. I would stay all by myself in my room, thinking, counting, drawing things that came out of a morbid imagination. I refused all help, I denied having a problem. I refused to talk, I would always say ”I’m fine”. I was forced to talk to a psychologist, and while I was sitting in the waiting room, a group of horribly anorexic girls walked pass me. They all stopped, and in perfect synchrony, looked at me - not at me, actually, but at my thighs. And they knew I was one of them. It was one of these moments when it seemed as if time had stopped, and it was only me and those girls. The look in their eyes that they knew... It’s something that marked me profoundly and that I won’t ever forget. I kept thinking about them, we were so alike and we could understand each other perfectly well, and the longer I thought about it, the more revolted and disgusted I was. And that’s when I started to get back on tracks.
Experiences have a big impact on how we are, how we express ourselves, how we interact with others, the impression we give… everything we live makes us who we are. I know I can appear to be a very distant, kind of ”I don’t care about anybody” cocky type of person but that’s far from being the truth. I know it’s the impression I throw off, and I always try to change it, but I can’t. I just want everyone to know that I’m not the distant, indifferent, full of herself individual my words, and sometimes actions, make me look like..
I have never publicly spoken about this. Heck, I have rarely ever spoken about it with my close friends. I just wanted to say that, no matter what you’re doing through, you’re not alone. Others have lived similar situations. You can stay a bit by yourself, try to clear your conscience, but don’t abuse it, or it will lead to some sort of mania… sometimes, just talking to someone can help. Remember that.
Posted by So Relatable
and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,
"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"
And the whole class just went
and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”
Posted by Galadriel
The best way to get over your cheese addiction, is to watch a mother cow scream for days as her newborn child is ripped away from her; so that you can have her milk.
HOLD THE PHONE
IMA STOP YOU RIGHT THERE
CHECK YOUR FACTS
Hi there, I’ve worked on a dairy farm. Lemme just correct you.
1. Uhm the cows don’t scream for days, maybe like for an hour at the most but they get over it as soon as you feed them. Seriously. Baby, forgotten.
2. The calves still receive their mother’s milk. In fact, they receive MORE milk than they’d normally be getting, since farmers have figured out the exact amount of colostrum a calf needs to grow up healthy, and they can give this to the baby, whereas with natural feeding the calves often get too little.
3. They receive colostrum from the healthiest cows to insure that their immune system is bolstered enough. Infections and disease are INCREDIBLY common in dairy cows allowed to suckle. Farms even freeze colostrum from the healthiest mothers, just to insure that all calves will be able to have a sufficient quality of healthy, infection-free mother’s milk.
4. The calves are also removed from their mothers due to the high calf mortality rate when left with their mothers. Cows, ESPECIALLY first-time mothers, have the tendency to not care properly for their babies. We’ve had calves with broken legs because their mother stepped on them after birthing (and yes, they have adequate space, they’re just clumsy animals) A lot of new mothers will abandon the calf, or not care for it properly, or not allow it to nurse. Other cows may push around the calves. It’s much safer and healthier for both mother AND child if the calves are removed and placed in a safer area.
5. Calves get EXCELLENT care. They are bottle-fed mother’s milk, placed in roomy, well-bedded box stalls, blanketed, cleaned, vetted. The farm kind of obviously needs them as healthy as possible?
6. Most farms nowadays don’t even completely “take them away”. The farm I worked on would allow the cows to run with their calves for most of the time. They were fed separately for the health reasons listed above, and the cows would be brought in to be milked twice a day, and separated at night so no accidental nighttime injuries happened in the box stalls. They are weaned very gradually, and spend most of the time with their mothers, contrary to what PETA would have you believe.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA ON BEHALF OF DAIRY FARMERS THANK U FOR TUNING IN REMEMBER TO CHECK UR FACTS NEXT TIME PLEASE
I’m not sure how to feel about the the fact that even the defending side admits that cows scream for at least an hour after we take away their newborn children.
Like, if your defence is “we do take away their kids, but they only scream for like an hour” then it does sound kinda shitty.
If we put it in human terms it would be like taking a baby away from a mother that is likely to forget about it, accidentally hurt it and not care for it as well as the other carers. OH LOOK WE DO THAT IT’S CALLED SOCIAL SERVICES AND IT WORKS
Kristen Bell wins all the Mothers Day awardsPeople have ZEROright to grandchildren. Parents have ZERO say in whether or not their children, regardless of sexuality, decide to have kids of their own.
SHOUTOUT TO CATS FOR GETTING THEIR CLAWS STUCK IN THINGS AND THEN WHEN YOU HELP THEY GET OFFENDED THAT YOU TOUCHED THEIR PAW
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