If you’ve decided your healing is dependent on other people acknowledging their faults you’ll still be waiting in your grave.
Don't let academic language fool you into thinking people are saying anything of worth.
I identify as exhausted
The fixation with your identity limits your identity.
The difference between those who are constantly offended and those who are never offended, is not ‘privilege and power’ but dignity and detachment.
Never until anti-racism became mainstream have I experienced so many white people so eager to tell me which ways I am oppressed, and how they will always be innately more “privileged” and powerful than me.
People try to normalise ‘mental health’ whilst stigmatising all the symptoms.
I get messages daily from all races, men and women, young and old, trans and gender non-conforming, telling me they are terrified of stating common sense for fear of losing their jobs and reputations.
Everything we’re hesitant to share with others are the most interesting parts.
One reason why we can’t embrace unsettling facts is because we think acknowledging a fault makes us inferior instead of courageous.
When disagreeing with someone, if you have a point instead of a grudge, you make a counterargument not a character assassination.
Have the discernment to know the difference between hate speech and speech you hate.
We also live in an age of fragility because victimhood is the only thing that protects you from critique, responsibility, and the expectation to be reasonable.
I respect people who don’t give into the pressure of looking like a good person, and work privately on being a better person.
Anyone who loves you will gently tell you uncomfortable truths, but those who want you dependent on them will aggressively tell you comfortable stories.
Maturity is being able to hear something undesirable about your in-group and view it objectively instead of defensively.
When I think of how much my parents don’t know about me, I’m struck by how much I must not know about them.
It's breathtaking how people online think their morality and virtue is exemplified by what they believe, instead of how they behave.
You can tell someone has lost control over their own mind when they start trying to control yours.
A lot of social justice is narcissism masquerading as altruism because to be perpetually offended is to believe everyone is out to get you, rather than entirely indifferent to your existence.
We can’t afford to see ourselves through the eyes of people who despise themselves.
If we can’t ask difficult questions we won’t resolve difficult problems.
The new political gaslighting:
“if you don’t agree with me, you don’t have empathy”
You can often tell someone has just learnt something by how much they try to shame others for not knowing it.
You could also argue that being easily offended is a reflection of all you haven’t been through.