Thank you, Nonny. I know for me it was important not just to -know- other people have OCD, but to hear about how it worked for them. Because it was less abstract, less sanitized, It felt more real. I think that’s one of the reasons the “Hyperbole and a Half” about depression is so moving.
You are not alone, and we’re gonna make it through and kick ass together.
Hi, my name is Andrea and I have OCD.
That’s how these things start, right? Well, that’s how this one starts, anyhow. When my anxiety levels are up like that have been lately, it helps to talk about it instead of suffering quietly to myself. So, here I am, talking about it. Maybe you’re curious how OCD works, maybe you’ve never heard from someone who actually has it, maybe you are looking for a name for what you’re suffering. Maybe you’re just really curious about me. If so, read on.
Everyone has a right to their opinion.
Not when your opinion degrades my existence
I am loathe to point out that everyone still has a right to their opinion.
However, I am happy to report that not everyone has the right to BE RIGHT about their opinion! This is good, because soooooooo many people are wrong in their opinions.
Especially when that opinion concerns the worthlessness of a person—including themselves.
People may have a right to their opinion but “It’s just my opinion!” does not negate:
- generally being an asshole
- add more here
People have a right to their opinions and I have a right to call them out on problematic behavior.
If “Everyone’s entitled to their opinion” just means no-one has the right to stop people thinking and saying whatever they want, then the statement is true, but fairly trivial. No one can stop you saying that vaccines cause autism, no matter how many times that claim has been disproven.
But if ‘entitled to an opinion’ means ‘entitled to have your views treated as serious candidates for the truth’ then it’s pretty clearly false. And this too is a distinction that tends to get blurred.
WHAT’S GOIN’ ON!
Everyone else can go home
best cosplay of all time
I love that the cheekbones are drawn on her face.
warning: my policy for this blog is to repost this every time it pops up on my dash
can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that every troll cosplayer in this picture is a terezi
This may just be the best thing I’ve ever seen.
Aw, nonny. I agree! But I have the prepping-classes, writing-dissertations, event-planning blues this summer and it’s probably just not gonna happen anytime soon.
But you know what? It’s very nice to be missed. One often feels the internet is so forgetful that one’s hard work is ultimately not more than a blip on a radar. I’m at least worth two blips now!
Normally I love the research stage, sitting in the stacks with piles of books, coffee in my corner of the library.
It’s less fun when I own all the books and research means sitting in my office alone, the only soul in the building.
when you waffle about unfollowing someone because you don’t want to hurt their feelings but then realize they’re not following you anyway…
(PS that means none of you have to worry it’s not you!)