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16 November 2015

 
 
It’s many things, but most importantly it is a sign of empathy. We need more of that and if the only way some can demonstrate it is with a meme or a hashtag, so be it. Call it slacktivism if you want, but it looks a hell of a lot more like solidarity to me.

 
If you don’t see it, it’s because you’re not looking. If it doesn’t matter unless the victims look like you, then you’ve got another problem entirely.

 
Intolerance isn’t a solution in this scenario. In fact, it’s rarely the answer to the world’s problems. Instead of shooting everything that isn’t exactly like us, maybe we should focus on understanding. Understanding does not breed weakness, it builds strength.

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Image Source: Oxford Dictionaries

Image Source: Oxford Dictionaries

It looks like we’ve just gotten the all-clear to start mourning the death of the written language. Also, that’s depressingly perceptive rationale on the part of the Oxford Dictionary people.

 
The hearts pissed off a lot of people. In related news, we don’t give a fuck about anything unless it’s trivial. What a time to be alive, y’all.

 
Quit running to the doctor crying about every little thing so as to demand antibiotics. You’re not doing anyone (including yourself) any favors.

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