“You’re not going to look cool…you’re going to look like a crusty hipster.” -Cameron
“You’re going to put a tattoo on your head?!” -Dana’s dad.
You will always mean the world to someone.
Your smile can make someone who doesn’t even like you happy.
Every night, someone thinks about you before they fall asleep.
If someone seems to hate you, very often it’s only because they want to be like you.
There are at least two people in the world for whom everyone is ready to lay down their life.
On average, at least a dozen people out there love you in their own way.
Life’s too short to wake up every morning with regrets.
Therefore love the people who treat you right, forget about those who don’t, and remember that everything happens for a reason.
Even when you make the biggest mistake of your life, something good will come out of it.
When you feel that the world has turned against you, try to look at it from a different perspective, and you’ll understand it’s just not the case.
Always remember: when life offers you another chance, this time everything will work out for you!
If a new opportunity appears, take it. And if your whole life changes because of this, let it happen.
No one said life was going to be easy. But we promise you, it’s worth it
Rape is when one person wants and pursues a sexual act on, to or inside another person who does not want to participate, and who does not fully and freely consent to take part in that act.
Unwanted sexual touch or sexual use of someone through force or coercion is rape. To coerce someone sexually is to get them to engage in a sexual activity they do not want through guilt-trips or nagging, threats, bribes, intimidation or some other kind of emotional pressure or force. Where on the body is unwanted touch rape? Touching someone’s vulva or vagina, breasts, buttocks, anus, penis, testicles, mouth, or other parts of the body without permission, when that touch is intentional and sexual on your part, or is considered sexual by most people, are all rape or sexual assault (in some areas, those terms mean the same thing, but in others, they differ based on the activity or situation). It is also rape to make someone else touch YOU when they don’t want to, or to force or coerce someone into doing something sexual with someone else.
WHEN THE LORD was creating Vietnam Veterans…
He was into His 6th day of overtime when an angel appeared…
“You’re certainly doing a lot of fiddling around on this one…”
And God said:
“Have you seen the specs on this order? A Nam Vet has to be able to run 5 miles through the bush with a full pack on, endure with barely any sleep for days, enter tunnels where his higher-ups wouldn’t consider going, and keep his weapons clean and operable. He has to be able to sit in his hole all night during an attack, hold his buddies as they die, walk Point in unfamiliar territory known to be VC-infested, and somehow keep his senses alert for danger. He has to be in top physical condition, existing on C-rats and very little rest. And he has to have 6 pairs of hands…”
The angel shook his head slowly and said:
“6 pairs of hands??? No way!!!”
“It’s not the hands that are causing Me problems …
It’s the 3 pairs of eyes a Nam Vet has to have…”
“That’s on the standard model?”
Asked the angel.
The Lord nodded…
“One pair that sees through elephant grass, another pair here in the side of his head for his buddies, another pair here in front that can look reassuringly at his bleeding, fellow soldier and say:
YOU’LL MAKE IT!!!
When he knows he won’t…”
“Lord, rest, and work on this tomorrow…”
Said The Lord.
“I already have a model that can carry a wounded soldier 1,000 yards during a fire fight, calm the fears of the latest FNG, and feed a family of 4 on a Grunt’s paycheck…”
The angel walked around the model and said:
“Can it think?”
Said The Lord.
“It can quote much of the UCMJ, recite all its General Orders, and engage in a Search and Destroy Mission in less time than it takes for his fellow Americans back home, to discuss the morality of The War, and still keep his sense of humor. This Nam Vet also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with Ambushes from Hell, comfort a fallen soldier’s family, and then read in his hometown paper about how Nam Vets are baby killers, psychos, addicts, killers of innocent civilians…”
Then The Lord gazed into The Future and said:
“He will also endure being vilified and spit on when he returns home, rejected and crucified by the very ones he fought for…”
Finally, the angel slowly ran his finger across the Vet’s cheek, and said:
“There’s a leak…I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model…”
“That’s not a leak!!!”
Said The Lord.
“That’s a tear…”
“What’s the tear for?”
Asked the angel.
“It’s for bottled up emotions, for holding fallen soldiers as they die, for commitment to that special piece of cloth called: The American Flag, for the terror of living with PTSD for decades after the war, along with it’s demons, with no one to care or help…”
“You’re a genius!!!”
Said the angel, casting a gaze at the tear…
The Lord looked very somber, as if seeing down Eternity’s distant shores…
“I DIDN’T PUT IT THERE!!!”
my dad was a nam vet.
2. In the same vein, don’t wax every pubic hair from your lady parts to please a man. If you wanna do a brazilian for you, go for it. But don’t do it for him. Two very good reasons: A) It hurts like a mofo. Imagine pouring gasoline on your labia, letting it settle in for a bit and then lighting it on fire. Eerily similar. B) Any man who thinks having hair down there is nasty is not worth your time. You’re a woman, not an 8-year-old girl. Trim it, shape it, shave it into a Hitler mustache. But don’t wax it all off. And for God’s sake, don’t even go near the threading shop.
3. Confidence can be faked. You’ll find that if you fake it long enough, you’ll genuinely have it. And there is nothing more attractive than confidence. Not a thing. Not any amount of make-up, not big boobs, not even a great smile. And definitely not a rhinestone-bedecked vagina.
A short film exploring the word ‘courage’.
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Welcome to Inner Beauty, where four women get real about their decision to shave off all of their hair, all in the journey towards loving themselves, inside and out – and discovering the meaning of beauty.
With regards to hair, the Bible seems to indicate that cutting a woman’s hair was a way to make a woman unattractive. The sole place in the Bible depicting a woman’s hair being cut is in the laws of the captive woman (Deut 21:12). After a period of one month, during which time she was permitted to mourn her family, the captor might then claim her for his wife. The fact that her hair was shaved at the beginning of her captivity, whether as a sign of her subjugation or as a part of her mourning, may also indicate to what extent hair was considered an adornment to women. Some scholars have suggested that cutting her hair made the captive less attractive to her captor, perhaps even with the intent that over the course of the month his ardor would cool and he would eventually let her go.
This practice of cutting a woman’s hair, which only pertained to captives during biblical times, later developed into a cultural distinctive for some Jewish women. The practice of shaving a woman’s hair upon marriage, while not directly influenced by this biblical account, became prevalent in central Europe and especially Hungary in the early modern period. Under the influence no doubt of the dominant rabbinical scholar and traditionalist, Hatam Sofer (1762-1839), Jewish law required a woman to cut her hair after she wed. This shows that a fringe biblical practice that only pertained to foreign women was eventually converted into a normative religious ritual that pertained to observant Jewish women. What the Bible imposed as a sign of both subjugation and mourning was transformed by history thousands of years later into an expression of female immodesty Although many rabbis inveighed against the practice of cutting one’s hair after marriage, this ritual nevertheless took hold in a number of communities.