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Pouty.

(This was not posted for sexual reasons and I have no interest in sexting with you or seeing your genitalia. Also DON’T call me sexy, it makes my skin crawl. This is simply a woman sharing the love of her body with the world.)

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Dear me, I am sorry. I’m sorry that you tried so desperately to fix others, when your own hands were shaking. I’m sorry that I didn’t give you enough time to heal, that I let you seal the wounds of everyone else whilst your own were bleeding. I’m sorry that there were days when smiling hurt but you forced yourself to laugh so that no one had to worry about you. I’m sorry that you gave all of your time and effort to people that didn’t give the same amount back. I’m sorry that there were nights when you cried yourself to sleep and no one bothered to understand why. And I am so sorry that I did not love you, like you deserve to be loved.

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Such a curse is constant beauty,

When it surrounds us every day,

We whine that we can’t see the forest,

For the trees are in the way.

             -e.h.

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Reminder:

No one has the right to make you feel like your life is worth any less than theirs. No one has the right to tell you whether your life means anything.

If that were the case I would have been dead at 10.

Pity people who live their lives spewing hatred and lowering others self-worth in order to boost their own because they think so little of humanity that they fail to realize they are the weakness behind it.

Lift others up when you can. Hold others up when you can. Lead with kindness or fall to a world where sheep follow sheep in wolves clothing and believe they are something better than cowards.

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Hey Wizdomettes,

This is slightly different than what is usually posted on this blog, however, during this time of a global pandemic I would like to show a great deal of gratitude to those who are on the front lines helping fight COVID-19. From the custodians, to the patient care techs, to the nurses, to the doctors. As a healthcare professional myself, we signed up for this but we did NOT sign up for working with NO PPE and ventilators! We took an oath to “first do no harm” but we’re essentially doing just that byworking with infected patients then going to take care of another and unintentionally spreading it. So, if you just so happen to see a healthcare worker today or even just an “essential” employee just say thanks because we’re risking our lives to save yours!

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“on some days, you will feel more fragile than you do on others. allow yourself to break. allow yourself to sink. allow yourself to retreat. you are allowed days like these; days to feel, days to recluse, days to process. tomorrow will taste much sweeter.”

— iambrillyant

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Friendly reminder that during lockdown you do not have to:

Learn a new language

Or instrument

Or master any new skill for that matter

Reorganise your life

Start a new fitness regime

Video chat three times a day with people you haven’t spoken to in years/ feel pressured to take part in virtual dinner parties every night just because everyone is doing it

Massively change your diet

Deep clean your house

Master yoga

Become an artist

Or basically anything else that you feel pressured to do but don’t need to or have the resources (physically, mentally or whatever else) to deal with right now.

Of course you can do these things if you want to. If making big changes helps you, go for it. Just don’t pressure others. This is a hugely unsettling and pretty scary time and so for most people, not an appropriate time to make big life changes. You don’t have to ‘improve’ yourself during lockdown or quarantine. You just have to do your best. You just have to get through it, find joy where you can and take care of yourself and those around you to the best of your ability.

The emergency services and other sources of support are struggling to cope. They don’t need us driving ourselves into the ground under pressure of what we 'should’ be doing, trying to meet impossible targets. They don’t have the capacity for it. Our job is to stay safe and take care of ourselves.

Your job is to take care of yourself.

That’s it. Number one goal. That doesn’t mean be selfish, hoard-the-toilet-paper, look out for number one type taking care of yourself. It means that now more than ever, you need to protect and grow and cherish your mental health. Not just for yourself, but for everyone. For the people you love and the people they love. For your dog. For the friend who sees everyone else panicking, but finds in comfort in your reassurance of “it’s ok, we got this.” The quiet strength and stoicism of small daily actions that seem irrelevant, but which quietly encourage others to take heart and carry on too.

Tearing ourselves down and beating ourselves up is not how we fight this. You need to love yourself, as much as you can. We need to love each other, not make each other feel bad. So ignore all that preasure to 'make something of yourself’ or 'make the most’ of this situation. And listen to what you need. I can’t say this enough.

Take care of yourself and your mental health

Stay safe💜 Take care of yourself💜 Love yourself💜Love each other💜 Save lives

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Thank you for the Izuku reply. And on second inspection, it really does seem like Bakugou is the one who has trouble finding meaning in life outside of heroism. He trains 24/7 even though we know he has interests like hiking and cooking and he always has to be dragged into hanging out with his classmates. Does he see himself as just a vessel for his quirk? Would he really be happy only becoming the number one hero and nothing else?

Bingo my friend. 

Bakugou has been told all his life that he’s awesome because of his quirk, so his self-worth is tied to only that. In his own head, he’s worth as much as his quirk, it’s No. 1. or nothing, any sign of weakness is unacceptable failure. He constantly seeks validation in the form of competition and ranking, but even when he wins, it doesn’t give him that irrefutable proof that he’s the greatest, because external validation can never fully shut the noises of insecurity inside his head.

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Bakugou is amazing at a lot of things, he’s a naturally prodigiously talented kid, but he is incapable to feel any gratitude for it, or see any value in it, and without those feelings, he’s also incapable of finding joy in it, and he’s afraid to invest time in these things or in meaningful relationships, because he sees them as distractions. 

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