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Contradictions in belief systems

Is this a Vancouver phenomenon or is the problem more widespread? Has anyone else run into the contradiction amongst your peers that believe their lifestyle (usually vegan) and habits (bike riding) cause fewer environmental issues and profess to respect all peoples etc. Except that their lifestyle betrays their disrespect, for example I know an artist who claims to be environmentally sensitive, yet freely use hair color with damaging chemicals, never hesitate to get rides in other people's cars, and create their art so that it can be transferred to a PVC format. PVC is the most dangerous kind of plastic on the planet and yet the same person who claims to be respectful of all environmental issues is basically making a living polluting the planet with no explanation as to this inherent contradiction so go figure why no one is calling them out on it. Do people just have their heads in the sand or do they just not care? I confess, I am at a loss to explain nail polish and cosmetics and hair color being used as if they were harmless, by vegan bike riding small footprint types. Why is everyone pretending they are "woke" when their personal habits reflect thoughtlessness?

Dog Days of September

I love this time of year. Most people are back to work from holidays or are back in school. The beaches and trails are less crowded. I can grab a preroll and my tunes and go for the day and chill. I guess October counts to.

I Refuse

To drink IPA. It's too good. It's challenging to drink beer in moderation so why allow myself beverage that taste and smell better than Bud. It's insanity. It's akin to going from weed to crack I imagine

Issues Horizon

I think I've been fixated on someone for over a decade because the relationship is unattainable, and I'd rather consider my (dream) perfect relationship doesn't work out because it hasn't started yet, than work on the fact that I don't actually know how to love anyone.

Sardines

I don’t want to accept you’re gone. Perhaps instead you’re traveling somewhere and too busy to stop by to say hello. The idea of attending your farewell ceremony feels like filing a missing persons report. I recount the last time I saw you, how you looked, what we talked about, where I thought you might have gone and a party is gathered. To seek and find your remains for closure seems to signify the search is over. Maybe it’s like a game of sardines. One by one we discover and crowd together in the hiding place of death. Gathering in solidarity acknowledging a final rite of passage completed and waiting for our friends to join us.

I’m confused

Is it normal for someone to tell you that they never want to see you or speak to you again, but then act like there’s something wrong with you if you’re reluctant to speak to them if you happen to run into them in public? Maybe it’s just me, but if an adult person says that to someone they’ve been in a long relationship with, I’m taking that very seriously. I can’t imagine ever saying something like that to a person that I cared about at all, because those are words that you would have to take back pretty much immediately if you didn’t really mean them. Why do grown people think that they can say whatever pops into their head just because they’re angry, and not have to accept the consequences that result from those words? This should be understood by anyone past the age of 18 in my opinion. Either learn to control yourself and your temper, or deal with the consequences after the fact. Your choice.

I wished I'd listened to my mother

My mother hated the woman I married and her family. I don't know how she knew they were scumbags but oh boy was she right. The scummiest back stabbing aholes ever. I wished I'd listened to you mom! You know what to do!

Repeat After Me

Take your backpack off before you board any transit vehicle; carry it in hand/store on your lap or under the seat; and, only put it back on after you've disembarked. I feel like some people need to take a class for this, especially those people that require a demonstration of what it's like to get hit by a heavy backpack in the face. I mean I can't believe I'd have to move to a city like Tokyo to experience this kind of mutually beneficial courtesy on transit.

Work Cult

Organizational culture. What even is that? A bit like the four houses in Hogwarts. Congrats yer a wizard now. There’s the Market (Ravenclaw), Hierarchical (Griffindor), Clan (Hufflepuff), and Adhoc (Slitheryn). I think each workplace benefits from a combination of all four. But hell if we go back to becoming robots for Market culture. The burnout and depersonalization is inhumane.

You

Don't understand YWCA ? You took the last thing I had left. My integrity. Now I'm going to take what's only ever been important to you ! Your funding and donations and money !! Bring it on! I have finally figured out what my true destiny is, my purpose in life. To take down lieing ,money grubbing organizations like yours ! An organization that really doesn't care about suffering women at all. See you on Monday !! Click click cameras rolling ! Do you have the balls to show up and smile for the camera now ? Popo might apparently ! Kisses Lisa !

I SAW YOU

I Saw You See Me See You

I walked by you on the street along Hastings last week and recognized you from a patio last...

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