I don't carry a cell phone. I spend years on call 24/7, but thanks to my living in a third world country, thanks to people like Donald Trump and Mitch McConell, this may be necessary because I have children and writers in my family, and a cell phone may be the only way to share their last moments with them as they hide under their desks in terror because it's okay in this country to be an entitled ass and the weak minded are taking their cues from them.
And it's not a mental health issue; most people with real mental problems are are more likely to be victims; see Anthony Bourdain, Robin Williams.
No, these are people who have been brainwashed by a system to believe certain things perpetuated by a culture racing towards fascism using religion and class as weapons. The ones wielding power uses racism and misogyny to divide us.
Do you think that which created us really gives a shit about skin color or gender choice? I'm a mom and you know what I care about? That my kids love each other and tolerate one another. I'd rather the living one who can suffer get an abortion because the pack of cells is a parasite with no real meaning (and for fucking forced birthers, the bible says no life until FIRST FUCKING BREATH! And the what's in vitro only has worth to the parents - LOOK IT UP!).
Rule of thumb; That it harm none, do as you will (who actually live). And if others are backing a dogma, look at it first. See who it benefits in the long run. See how it affects you LONG TERM. Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed all preached love and right acting ABOVE ALL THINGS. Locking up children, grabbing women, not allowing people their own identities, killing people is not love. These entities would not want you harming others in their names - and by that I mean entities who can cry and make determinations about their lives. And you are not losing anything if you do. You only think you are. I mean - really – do you need that diamond more than a child needs to eat? Do you need that profit more than the plant life on this planet needs to be adaptive to it rather than predatory to everything around it? To where you need to own its DNA where you let others starve or turn on everyone around them? Do you need to usurp another person's autonomy for status?
As a soldier, I pledged my heart, my health and my life to the greater good (okay, at first I did it to step into adulthood and get a job). I do not regret it. I do not regret the risks and costs and fear. I did not know the names or faces of those I was protecting and I did not care. I was a soldier ant and I chose not fame or riches but the greater good and I saw it every day. Every day I was reminded that my choice was a good one. I just had to look. Everyone can do that too - they can look and discover the truth; by their fruits you shall know them. Get beyond your politics and ego and just - look and then do what's right.
Before Ajit Pai corrupts the Internet so badly, you won't get that text goodbye from your loved ones until you read it in a Trump sanctioned Fox new report.
I'd rather create my own life than envy someone else' fantasy.
I've written books I wouldn't publish because I'm selfish and they're mine.
I prefer people to static icons and avatars. But I'll treasure their artistic visions forever.