Guys, ever since that Celine Dion post I can’t stop listening to this.
What are some big things that you’ve learned from your relationships that maybe monogamous people wouldn’t know?
I think a lot of people think they have to be unhappy. It sounds like a weird thing to say, but I have so many friends who are just like, “But I’m in love!” And I’m like, “Right, but you’re crying every day.” And they’re like, “Right, but that’s because we love each other.” And I’m like, “Right, again, you’re sad all the time.” And there’s this sort of romanticization of just like this tragedy of “No, we love each other, that’s why we fight, that’s why we are sad all the time.
I guess I bought into that for a while, but in my current relationship I’m like, “Oh, you don’t have to be sad all the time.” You can just calm down. It doesn’t have to be this dramatic thing every day. If you just have a day with your partner where you’re not talking as much or you’re quiet, or someone’s busy, it’s not a moratorium on the relationship. I think people have this expectation that it needs to be perfect 100 percent of the time. And then they drive themselves up a wall trying to make it perfect all the time.
Guys, this video. So inspiring. I also had to laugh because if Evelyn came to me in a dream it would be to remind me to catch up on Bob’s Burgers and never settle for shitty weed.
Another funny video from Facebook.
Last night Sam pointed something out to me. I kinda came into libertarianism like it was Thanksgiving dinner and popped my head in and said to everyone, “Dad’s a racist. Discuss.” And got everyone arguing and then ran out of the room.
I don’t really feel bad about it. But I definitely see why some people aren’t fans. *shruggie*
A good reminder from David T. Beito: Gun owners put on secret FBI lists: Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
This, via Noah Smith, is indeed a must-read: The Republican Party’s white strategy
Competing VC-funded Silicon Valley apps are now what counts as govt transparency and Sarah Jeong doesn’t know how to feel about it. But I feel great. She points out correctly that the no-fly list circumvents due process—denying SA rights to occupants of a semi-arbitrary & probably-racist blacklist.