This is a lion making a kill in the wild. I know it’s very graphic but I think it’s important to show just how brutal nature can be.
when people write about repairing self-esteem or self-compassion, which everyone agrees is fundamental to mental health, they write about it like it’s something you’re doing incorrectly and need to fix. or like feeling self-love is a skill you have to practice until you’re good at it.
but they also put loving yourself in terms of loving other people. self-compassion is described as a “relationship” you have with yourself, possible because you are aware of yourself the same way that you are aware of other people. and there’s the “i’m okay, you’re okay” to “i’m not okay, you’re not okay” quad of core beliefs, again putting love of yourself in the same category as love of other people.
looking at relationships with other people…most couples break up. divorce is a thing. friends come and go and it’s not supposed to be a problem.
in that case, it doesn’t look like we expect people to be able to choose to love someone they don’t love, just because they should. nobody says “we dated for a while, but both realized we didn’t really love each other, so we did what people do in that situation…and conjured love for eachother out of thin air.”
so can you or can you not force yourself to love someone you just don’t love? and if so, where in all the volumes out there about self-esteem or couples counseling are there instructions for how to do so?
Well, I think that self-esteem is a metaphor that breaks down sometimes; while “liking yourself” or “not liking yourself” are somewhat true, it’s still different from liking another person. I mean, there’s no growing apart from yourself or betraying your own trust or anything like that. Not that you need to like yourself 100% of the time or whatever, but you are the only person you can’t ever avoid.
Also, IME not liking yourself and not liking someone else are somewhat different feelings.
Agreeing to make couple OCs with someone but neither of you are allowed to show your OCs to each other until they are ready and now those two are going to get together and they must work it out no matter what
let’s do it
I love that Ishizu was able to work her way up to such an important position in the Egyptian government after spending so many years being forced to live underground. Of course she also has an advantage too since she has a connection to Ancient Egypt that not many other people have. She’s still a pretty smart cookie though.
And she’s only 20 years old!
Finnish guitar maker Amfisound does some seriously amazing craft work. The detail in this Egyptian 8-String Explorer styled guitar is phenomenal! I love that head stock and the detailed inlays in the neck.
I HEARD MY CALLING
did nobody notice i wrote his name on the guitar and changed the wadjet eye or
Angry jellyfish powers
dicks and tricks and royal kicks
Not being able to fully kill people off and gigantic plotholes
No idea about the powers, but I will look /fabulous/ in the process!
well, people won’t poop out of parties anymore.
^AHAHAHAH thank you for the I Love Lucy
also my power would be using exploding pianos
Living or going inside people’s dreams.
I have (possibly menacing) medicinal prowess?
I am the eternal mystery. You will never understand me, or unlock my hidden depths.
The powers of ~darkness~
A something I will never finish. Also. I guess I fucked up english. Don’t look at me //rolls away