"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
Why isn't 1000 calories for weight loss okay? Just for weight loss, not permanently. As long as your getting all your nutrients?
• screwing up your metabolism
• body doesn’t function right
• withdrawal symptoms
• obsessive behavior
• binging episodes
• irrational thinking
• unable to carry tasks
• feeling of being ‘fat’
• panic attacks
• passing out
• inability to later digest food properly
• inability to later eat proper amount of food
• low blood pressure
• inability to focus
• muscle loss
• holding on to fat
• hair loss
• loss of period (girls)
• bad memory
And that’s just some.
Anon, eat.Bringing this back, people need it x
If you are an adult on the receiving end of sexual attention from a minor, the only appropriate response is a firm, non-negotiable “no.” Not an “I would, but the darn law…” not, “maybe when you’re eighteen,” a “no.” It is your job as the adult to be responsible, and to not abuse the power differential between you. What the minor wants is irrelevant to your obligations. The only appropriate response is “no.”
I think people use the word “love” too liberally.
Not because of that crap of it being a ~strong word~ that you should only say to your spouse who died for you and your children and saved the world too. Nah.
I think so because I’ve seen so many people swear to God and the stars that they loved someone, to later treat that person like a mop on the floor, to then be uncomfortable when the other person, thinking that they loved them, tries to open up and be closer to them, to afterwards run away as fast as the other person needs just a little help they could perfectly grant them.
This isn’t just reserved to romantic relationships. I’m speaking of family, friends, etc.
If you really love as many people then great! Use the word, that’s awesome.
But if you just like the person, or if you just want the person, or you just need the person… Don’t use the word “love.”
Liking someone, wanting someone, needing someone are not the same as loving someone. They really aren’t. Especially wanting and even moreso needing someone. They’re not the same as love.
In fact, if you ask yourself why you’re with someone, and your answer is “because I need them,” you probably don’t love them. You may not even like them.
Well I assume that, according to your definition of appropriation, buying green tea in the west is erasing and misrepresenting its origins. It's usually packaged as this general asian thing, not specifically as Chinese with roots and history in x,y,z, etc. Same with Chinese food, since we're on the topic. I happened to watched a Ted Talk the other day on how Chinese food all around the world is massively different than what Chinese food really is in China. Is that appropriation or adaptation?
Here’s the thing, cultural appropriation is something that needs to be understood in the context of the culture themselves, not the consumer. It’s good that you have questions, but now go and research it and understand all the nuances. I’m not Chinese, I can tell you about cultural appropriation in my general understanding - but if you’re concerned about the appropriation of Chinese culture, I promise you can find many things written by Chinese scholars that can probably shed light on your concerns. However, you should focus less on “I like X, is X appropriation?” cause you’re going down a rabbit hole. Focus on “what is appropriation” “What do people of Y culture say about how their culture is being appropriated” “What issues has Y culture historically faced, and how does it relate to appropriation” Do these things and the “how can/do i need to change my current practices question becomes clearer and you’ll be able to answer them on your own