I often feel like I'm not doing enough for the world around me. I want to donate more money, reduce my carbon footprint and aid those who are most in need. I have gone vegan, I shop majority of my clothes at second hand shops, I avoid single use plastic, I donate to a few charities and foundations... But it feels like it isn't enough. The pity is that I feel overwhelmed when I consider all the causes to which I can donate or the things I could do, and I am torn between loving mankind and hating it. My biggest dream is to one day build a school so that I will at least one day be able to leave behind a legacy which leads to better things for others and not just me. Do you guys have any dreams or thoughts like this?
Significant other is on vacation and I am so loooonnneeeeelllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. I'm meeting friends, doing laundry, cooking food, going to the gym, all the same stuff I do when he's still here, but I still miss him so much and it's hard as fuck to cope. Send help
I'm not quite sure if this is an unpopulat opinion, but I really can't stand when people dress "k-pop style". I think the look is garbage, and it's usually just some bigass round glasses, lip tint and a jean jacket (bonus points for some symmetric hairstyle like a pink bob or something). Shut up and go home. Nobody cares about your #kstyle #BTS #패션 hashtags.
Oh god, a couple emails and a phone call? Does he really think that THAT is what it takes to deter a shooter? He seems so vastly out of touch with reality, not to mention how he is consistently offensive in everything he does, to the point of asking someone to come to Tokyo to fight him? Lowlife of the year...
Really, you're upset about a geotag? Which is tiny and almost cannot be seen unless you look for it on Instagram? This is beyond petty. "Kenna ate french fries six years ago, Kenna isn't actually in Japan, Kenna uses geotagging". What happened to not clogging up the thread? I'm unsubscribing...
kennerismˈkɛnɛrɪz(ə)m/nouninformalderogatory a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically signifying laziness, inconsistency or a faux artistic movement."he loathed kennerisms and any form of arts theft"
What fascinates me is that his English grammar is oddly poor for someone who is supposedly a teacher in the subject... He mustn't be teaching at a very advanced level since he's making very strangely structured sentences himself. So, the whole "I pay taxes so it's okay" thing is a very fascinating stance on social responsibility. It's an incredibly basic requirement for the citizens of a nation to pay taxes in order to be able to participate in what the government gives back to you, such as education, healthcare, infrastructure and other public services. If you pay taxes, you have reached the bottom tier of being a part of society. Very few other things are demanded of you; if you don't earn enough money, the government will even exempt you from paying taxes. Just because you, as a foreigner, pay them does not mean that you are granted special privileges regarding social responsibility - it's the opposite. Money spent does not equate the value of the input you provide in terms of being polite, kind, generous and thankful. He mentioned in that Instagram post that he seeks to help others assimilate among other things, but he has done nothing of the sort. Social responsibility extends far beyond just paying taxes and having your visa reapproved by the immigration office, where you enter a state of representation of your home country (whether you like it or not), and how your behavior reflects badly on not only you but those you represent. Assimilation has, at its core, an idea about respectful intent - this means that you can absolutely stay connected to your home culture and your ethnic heritage, but in that you are also expected to participate in the local culture without much of a grumble. Of course, it's not easy, but the mindset that Sam seems to have is that he doesn't have to adhere to the local culture or the Japanese ideas of assimilation, because he consides himself a "good person" according to his own standards. His projections of what a good person actually is (in his mind) doesn't mix well with his attitude towards those who question it, because he contradicts himself at every step. He will gladly type in all caps how his camera was CLEAN and therefore not a concern, but this betrays his nonexistent regard for what social responsibility means, especially locally in Japan. Comparably, someone from Brazil may not see why it's a big deal that women are often half-nude on TV, while someone from Iran likely will. Cultural differences and assimilation are not accounted for in this situation because he demands to be given respect despite his actions while giving none in return. In the midst of his lacking logic is also what you guys have brought up, which is that he will deflect in order to save himself from backlash. To regard this as anything other than incredibly childish and immature is a mistake, but thankfully we're not that dumb. This is what I mean by social responsibility extending further than you think, Sam - an issue doesn't get diminished or pointless because there are bigger issues, and this includes things like sanitary standards and privacy concerns. Someone stubbing their toe doesn't hurt less because their neighbor broke their leg. Interestingly, in his video on "how to get laid as a fat gaijin", he mentions his two (2) tips as being a) don't think about how you're fat and b) dress better, like himself, because he has a cool fashion sense. He mentions them in the last four minutes of a 33 minute long video. This video is littered with rape jokes, racist jokes, yellow fever jokes and other distasteful comedy, but according to Sam this is all fine, because he's not doing anything bad. In fact, he's a good person because he prefaces his advice with saying that you shouldn't use people. Isn't that what you fucking did at the sushi restaurant?????? Jackass.
To be fair, svpol twitter is just garbage as a whole. The level of debate on twitter as well as on fucking TV debate programs is awfully low, which is why it's hard to watch or participate in. There are so many discussions in which people remove themselves from the whole and don't see issues with their own attitudes. Im getting more and more unsure of who I'm going to vote for this year because it's such a fucking shitshow ._.
Most aircraft I've been on which have wifi charge for it. I don't know, I'm a cheap ass bitch so I don't want to pay for it, just like I don't want to pay for any tax-free perfumes or liquor they sell either... I'm suspecting that she's on the plane and when she arrives she'll be too tired (as it usually goes when you travel for many hours from one timezone to another).