Make your mistakes, next year and forever. - Neil Gaiman
Typing an essay due tomorrow at 3 in the morning
never seen anything more accurate
I catch myself being sexist and gross all the time. There’s that Sinfest comic about The Patriarchy and how it’s so deeply ingrained into society and culture. That’s exactly how it is. I grew up with expectations and “standards” being the way they are, and that’s how it was for so long that it’s really hard sometimes to adjust.
That’s the point, though. You have to make the effort. You can be excused for not knowing, but once it’s been pointed out to you? Fix that shit. It’s nobody’s responsibility to teach you (although there are a lot of FANTASTIC people who make it their responsibility), but it’s your responsibility to learn.
I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.
Then I spend time with teenagers.
And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.