Bless that one person in every group that is like “keep going, I’m listening” and encourages you to finish your story even when everyone else is talking over you.
i identify with fight club a lot because i also like to express my nonconformity through traditional masculine violence and misogyny. it really goes against what society wants me to do. no wait
"In reality, Americans are less likely to move upward from their class of origin than are Germans, Canadians, Finns, French people, Swedes, Norwegians, or Danes. But the myth, fortified with bracing doses of positive thinking, persists. As two researchers at the Brookings Institution observed, a little wryly, in 2006:
“[The] strong belief in opportunity and upward mobility is the explanation that is often given for Americans’ high tolerance for inequality. The majority of Americans surveyed believe that they will be above mean income in the future (even though that is a mathematical impossibility).”"
— Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
"After all the lies and deception…the global warming industry know its over"
— The words the Daily Telegraph/Miranda Devine used to describe scientists and politicians advocating for climate change action. Ah yes the global warming industry, the 99.7% of scientists and scientific bodies that are in on some massive freaking conspiracy to tell us that we need to stop polluting or our planet is fucked. A group that stand to make nothing from warning us. Perhaps Miranda Devine should take note that the Koch Brothers funded an anticlimate change study headed by a prominent climate change denier, Richard Muller. By the end of the study the evidence for climate change was so overwhelming he stated that climate change was real with strong likelihood that it is human induced. Even your big oil companies are factoring global warming into their business strategy. The only people who are denying global warming are the ones who have a vested interest in continued ignorance, or are just plain stupid. People like Clive Palmer who now stands to not pay his $8 million carbon tax bill. The inaction on Global warming brigade is one that is founded on greed, more greed and a good dose of stupidity.