Anonymous asked:

As a black american female who doesn't believe in religion but does believe in the positive messages that all religions teach, especially the teachings of Buddhism, would it be appropriation to wear jewelry/tattoo symbols because of their eastern origin?

I’m not the best person to ask since I don’t know a lot about Buddhism or its teachings, but to be on the safe side I’d say just don’t do it. It’s easy to over simplify concepts and cultures that we don’t understand and misuse symbols that are sacred to other people. 

niggasandcomputers
niggasandcomputers:

curtisdondeano:

I get called names & shit, but that won’t make me change & shit. Well, I’d be lying if it ain’t make me change a little bit. See spending a whole summer in the dark will tear you apart, fake friends and being avoided made me feel the furthest from important. So I stayed to myself, I bettered myself, I accepted myself. Then there was CurtisDonDeano the Untouchable….oh so now niggas fuck wit you?


#KnowYourAngles

niggasandcomputers:

curtisdondeano:

I get called names & shit, but that won’t make me change & shit. Well, I’d be lying if it ain’t make me change a little bit. See spending a whole summer in the dark will tear you apart, fake friends and being avoided made me feel the furthest from important. So I stayed to myself, I bettered myself, I accepted myself. Then there was CurtisDonDeano the Untouchable….oh so now niggas fuck wit you?

#KnowYourAngles

I know being emotionally open is an option that isn’t available to all men. Yoni made a post about this awhile ago talking about how opening those doors could mean a lot of suffering with no resolution. And it opened my eyes to that side of things. And you know what? That’s fine. If you can’t, you can’t.

But for me, personally, I can’t be with someone who isn’t emotionally aware and forward with how they feel. I can’t be with someone who would rather shut down than deal with their issues. I’ve done it before and I have realized I am not equipped to be in that kind of relationship. 

I am not everyone. There are people out there who might be fine with this. There are women out there who hold themselves in too, and maybe they’re the ones who can deal.

Not me.

Because I love openly. God it’s so obvious like I wear my heart on my sleeve. I am honest about how I’m feeling and I try to deal with my shit as best I can. All I ask is that the men I am with in the future do the same. 

Anonymous asked:

nah being in touch with your emotions threatens confidence, which for men tends to be the preiminent way to achieve; we're paid to be vapid, unfortunately. there are ones that'll do both, though, but you gotta pay attention

i don’t think being in touch with your emotions threatens confidence, unless you’re afraid of being emotional. like i’m not less confident because i understand what I’m feeling… 

I would think it would make you more confident, because you’d understand what the hell was going on in your brain instead of shutting down in order to not feel anything.

I mean I wouldn’t know i’m not a dude. And I know society doesn’t encourage men to be emotionally open. But yall should honestly #tryit cuz it’s healthier than leaving it in your brain only to come out as poison to the people closest to you.