If you want equality, I’ll give you equality. If you want everything to favor you, however, you can go fuck yourself.
Chief Tecumseh (Poem from Act of Valor the Movie)
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
Americans this week have some reason for rejoicing: the Republic has survived another winter and Opening Day is at hand.
That recurrent national disgrace, the Super Bowl, has become history. Hockey’s blood-smeared glaze of ice, once threatening to coat the land, will soon melt like a bad memory.
Even basketball will eventually dribble down in its endless playoffs. All those games of winter provided their small portion of sustenance during the long period of blight and chill from the end of the World Series to the beginning of baseball season.
No matter what the calendar says, no matter what the weather, spring is here, because baseball is about to start again. By paying proper and respectful attention to this important event we all can participate in the rites of spring.
- Associated Press (April 6, 1975)
Read the rest: "Americans Can Rejoice—Opening Day is at Hand"
shoutout to all the other ex-gifted & talented/honor student/straight a/senior editor/star student/99th percentile/once-creative burn-outs who have, since high school, realized they are truly miniscule fish in a giant, endless ocean, criticized themselves to the point of creative paralysis, and participated in so much self-sabotage they no longer see the point of doing anything at all because they’re just going to ruin it for themselves anyway
this one’s for you
"I support free speech, but people really shouldn’t be allowed to say…"