Hey kid, what’s going on, want to check out my pit of souls?
Yeah, those souls sure are way deep down in that pit there huh?
Or… not? Get your hands out of my soul pit.
Okay, I’ll admit that’s apparently some impressive reach…
Like, really impressive reach….
THIS HAS ALWAYS BOTHERED ME BLESS THE OP
If someone talks to you about depression, how is it best to be there for them? What is a good response to someone sharing their struggles with you without coming across as dismissive? Like, does the phrase “It gets better” actually help? Because it feels like it could come off as dismissive. My gut instinct is to hug them forever and repeat the phrase “it’ll be okay” over and over, but I don’t want the person to feel like they now have to console me because they shared with me. I don’t know. I’ve been thinking this a lot for awhile and because my brain is telling me anything is better than homework right now, I was trying to find answers. I dunno, I have a lot of questions and I’m not doing a great job of finding answers. So I turn to tumblr tonight.
"Those poor boys"
"She deserves to be punished too."
"I’m not saying I support rape, but-"
"Sorry to say - she deserved it."
"She put herself in harm’s way"
"But if she was fingered, then that’s not rape."
"She ruined their lives."
"Well she didn’t exactly say ‘no’.."
"Yea, but did you see what she was wearing?"
"Boys will be boys!"
"She should know better than to drink at a party…"
"Ahh your art is great, you’re a natural!"
Nah son it’s just years of practice and hard work.
"Oh my gosh you have a natural talent!"
NAH SON IT’S JUST YEARS OF PRACTICE AND HARD WORK.
"You have a gift!"
So, I had to take an art class for teachers and we were taught this. We were taught to watch our words that might imply otherwise. If we have to draw on our board in the classroom, you don’t say “I can’t draw,” if you feel the need to say something, you say something to the affect of how you didn’t learn how to draw or didn’t practice enough.