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  • Anonymousso I need help. my mom says that I need to be more "tolerant" of people, because I said I wouldn't be close friends with someone who is racist/homophobic/transphobic/etc. and no matter how many times I say "I can be polite, but I will never be friends someone that spreads hate." she just keeps calling me intolerant because I "need to learn how to forgive and like people." so basically I have no arguments that are working with her and need help because she won't drop it.
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    You should never have to ‘tolerate’ bigotry. Tell her that tolerance would be being friends with someone who has different religion or who believes the military budget should go up where you believe it should be cut.

    Tolerance is not being okay with someone who is unwilling to respect another persons existance and that it’s not fair of her to call you intolerant of people who are literally hating people based off how they were born.

    You shouldn’t have to be tolerant of someone who can’t be tolerant of another persons very existence and that those beliefs are something you’re simply unable to be tolerant of because they threaten the existence of other people.

    Tell her your not being arbitrarily intolerant. You’re just intolerant of intolerance. Maybe even say ‘Yes! I am intolerant of people who hate other human beings based on something as arbitrary as how they were born! I am intolerant of people who threaten the lives and existence of other people with their hate! I am intolerant of the violence people face at the hands of people like that! I am intolerant of bigotry and hate and that’s how I like it!’

    Point out that who YOU choose to be friends with won’t really affect HER anyways, so it shouldn’t matter that you’re not being friends with racists, homophones and transphobes.

    Ask too if she would rather you be friends with someone who is accepting of how other people are or if she’d rather you’re friends with someone who would beat a kid up because they were gay or trans.

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elizabitchtaylor:

If the point of the Big Bang Theory was to show that male nerds can be just as sexist as male jocks then well done I guess

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My lack of being able to make very important phone calls are starting to negatively effect my life…

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The thing that I worry about more is the media’s bias toward fairness. Nobody uses the word lie anymore. Suddenly, everything is “a difference of opinion.” If the entire House Republican caucus were to walk onto the floor one day and say “The Earth is flat,” the headline on the New York Times the next day would read “Democrats and Republicans Can’t Agree on Shape of Earth.” I don’t believe the truth always lies in the middle. I don’t believe there are two sides to every argument. I think the facts are the center. And watching the news abandon the facts in favor of “fairness” is what’s troubling to me.

Aaron Sorkin
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don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you.

No, do it. Do cross oceans for people. Love people, all people. No conditions attached, no wondering whether or not they’re worthy. Cross oceans, climb mountains. Life and love isn’t about what you gain, it’s about what you give.

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You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

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coagulates:

And I’m sick of people bein like ‘slay themmmm’ like go slay your grades. Go slay someone on the basketball court. Stop bein petty and better yourself

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Fuck what my stomach looks like in a bikini or what my thighs look like in shorts. I want my plate to be colorful for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I want to run a mile and feel like running 10 more afterwards. I want to feel like I’m filled to the brim with energy all day long. I just want to be healthy.

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pick me up at midnight and let’s go on an adventure i’m down for those late night memories

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