This Kid's Brutally Honest Response To A Homework Assignment Is Too Relatable
Call it hipster-ism, call is selfishness, or call it extreme love, but there are some things we cherish and value so much that the knowledge of them becomes so precious that you want it all to yourself.
I remember loving a video game for Playstation so much when I was younger that when my friend at the time (who had an N64) talked about getting a PS and that game, I suddenly became very territorial and did everything in my power to talk him out of it.
It’s pretty weird when I look back at it now, but I really thought that there was no way he could appreciate the game as much as I did at the time. Plus, he had a bunch of other games he was good at and liked playing, let that game be my thing, you know?
As it turns out though, I wasn’t the only greedy kid who wanted certain experiences all to themselves.
When twitter user @mum_reader decided to contribute her thoughts to the trending conversation for #NationalWritingDay, she shared this wonderful homework assignment from her son was he was six-years-old.
People loved how fervently the kid loves his favorite book.
Love this, Laura! Like something out of a Roald Dahl book
This 'Dirty' Guy's Response To A Mom Trying To Make An Example Out Of Him Is Perfect
There’s this perception that human beings have and it’s that things that are “easier” are almost always better.
Which is true, for the most part, you shouldn’t waste your time on things that aren’t worth it when you aren’t spending as much time on other aspects of your life that are way more important. It’s like obsessing over the type of cheese you’re going to platter for a friendly get-together while you’re working a job you hate and your resume’s been collecting dust and needed to be updated three years ago.
You should absolutely be willing to get your hands metaphorically “dirty” in order to accomplish your dreams.
Especially if that includes actual dirty work. For some people, being successful isn’t defined as sitting in an office or behind a computer all day – they like working with their hands and getting the occasional grime on themselves. And it doesn’t make them any less of a person for enjoying that kind of lifestyle.
A lesson that Andy Ross hopes he imparted on a young girl and her mother during a visit to the store when he had some dirt on his face. He shared the message on Facebook, where it’s been shared over 163,000 times.
Andy writes that the child kept staring at his dirty face, which didn’t bother him, until the young girl’s mother tried to use him an example of “why you should stay in school.”
So I had a very interesting “educational” conversation with a woman and her daughter today. As I entered the store before I got home, a little girl kept staring at me. Which is fine. I know that kids are curious when they see someone, especially as dirty as I was. They ended up in front of me as I was checking out. Little girl still staring, her mother told her to stop staring. As they finished and headed towards the door, I hear her mom say quietly to the little girl “that is why you need to stay in school”. I figured this was a great time to educate this mother and her 7/8 year old daughter. The following is our conversation:
First, I happen to be a very educated dirty man. I not only have a high school diploma, I also have a college degree and many medical certifications. So assuming that I am uneducated because of my appearance is actually quite ignorant in itself.
Secondly, if you are telling your daughter to stay in school because I have tattoos up and down my arms, that will actually suppress her creativity and potentially hinder her imagination as she develops. Again, contradictory to your point ma’am. I am proud of my tattoos and artwork that Forrest Bateman put on my body. It’s a representation of my pride in my country and my service over multiple combat tours as a special operations medic.
Third, if you’re referring that statement to the hat (not featured) I’m wearing because it features an elk, you might not understand it. I happen to co-own Evergreen State Outdoors and am proud to own an outdoors company and support my rights to hunt and responsibly be a gun owner.
Finally, I chose to work in a construction industry. I am proud to say that I am apart of building America and I enjoy my job everyday. I tried working a desk job when I got out of the service and it wasn’t for me. I enjoy working with my hands and being outdoors. Subsequently, it comes with being dirty some days. I make good money, have benefits, and am able to provide for my family without issue. So my appearance reflects nothing to do with my level of intelligence or pursuing a higher level of education.
I left the the two with a simple final statement of “have a good day and try not to judge people before you know anything about them. Good luck with her little girl”
Today’s lesson for the day:
1- don’t judge people at first glance. 2-do what you love and enjoy and it’s never work. 3-blue collar jobs are the best jobs. They can pay great and it doesn’t always come with a price tag. 4-education is important, but college doesn’t guarantee you anything. 5- experience, hard work, and dedication allow you to be successful in your career path. 6-don’t be an asshole parent who raises their kids to be an asshole. 7- when attempting to insult someone’s intelligence and education level, don’t allow yourself to be out educated by said dirty man. 8- I need a shower.
People loved his post and the “lesson” he hopefully taught the young girl and her mother that day.
And of course, there were people who found a problem with the message he was trying to get across.
Equally insulting to people who work “dirty jobs” is the appropriation of “hard work culture,” something that former Dirty Jobs show host, Mike Rowe, talked about at length in this facebook post blasting “fake mud jeans.”
The part of the post that sums up his argument hits the nail on the head on people who “mock” hard work:
If Nordstrom’s wants to carry them, the description would read something like this:
“Finally – a pair of jeans for the hard-working gent who doesn’t want to actually wear them. The Borax Wash is so rugged and so manly, they don’t even need a human to hold them up! So sit back and relax, secure in the knowledge that your work pants can’t be folded or stored like other jeans. Show the world you mean business by owning the only jeans that can’t be worn! The jeans, that can stand on their own!”
$ 600 – only at Nordstrom.
And if you really wanted a pair of “dirty” jeans, you could just do this:
Who on earth goes out and buys a 500$ pair of fake mud jeans from Nordstrom when you can get a cheap pair and drag them through the mud?
Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, was accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old when he was in his thirties, in addition to making advances on three other teenage girls. The Washington Post broke the story.
Many feel that Moore got too gentle a treatment from Sean Hannity, with comments like, “Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence,” coming from the Fox News host.
Before long, companies announced they’d be no longer promoting their products on his show.
The one advertiser that pulled its funding from the show that Hannity’s fans got most angry at, however, was Keurig.
As a result, his viewers decided to launch a campaign against the coffee maker by uploading #BoyCottKeurig posts.
Many uploaded videos and photos of them destroying their Keurig coffee makers.
There was just a lot of hate for the coffee brand, with some people even going so far as to starting the “Keurig Smash Challenge.”
People got creative in their smashings.
Others are just straight throwing them in the garbage.
There’s a counter movement online, however, of people who are vowing to buy Keurigs now after the Hannity outrage.
Hannity, himself, seems to love these videos.
Twitter users pointed out that banning Keurig, along with other protests and crusades carried out by self-proclaimed ultra conservatives, is full of logical gaps.
Muslim Teen Told Dad She Wants To Take Off Her Hijab, And His Response Is Powerful
By Mustafa Gatollari
7 hours ago
When it comes to strictly religious societies, there’s a lot of shame and gossip that goes around. I wouldn’t say it’s the norm from the communities I grew up in. Most people just minded their business, went to the mosque, and did their own thing.
There were a few Judgey McJudgersons who kind of ruined it for everybody else, but for the most part, people were able to do what they want without much backlash from their families or community. Hell, I’ve gone pretty much full rogue and have managed to keep all of my Muslim friends and family members. My wife also used to wear hijab and has long since removed it and, with the exception of a few people who think it’s their place to call her out on it (when I’m not around, I might add) nothing’s really changed in her life.
But that’s not to say there aren’t still Islamic countries and communities that use the hijab as an excuse to control women. But to assume that the only reason a woman would wear hijab is due to her family forcing her to wear it, is pretty darn insulting to the woman wearing it.
Which is exactly what happened to 17-year-old Lamyaa from Pennsylvania, who’s all but accustomed to receiving harassment online for being Muslim.
Lamyaa:Baba, I want to tell you something. Lamyaa’s father:Talk to me[asks her if she’s OK in Arabic] Lamyaa:Yeah I’m okay. I was thinking. I want to take my hijab off. Lamyaa’s father:Sweetheart that’s not my decision to make. That’s no man’s decision to make. If it’s what you feel like you want to do, go ahead. I’ll support you no matter what. Is everything okay? Did something happen?
After Lamyaa posted her conversation online, it’s received over 140,000 retweets and more than 300,000 likes.
“People believe that Islam is misogynistic, hateful, or violent, and I think that stems from their inability to differentiate culture and religion. Islam is a religion and, like all religions, it is what you bring to it.”
Lamyaa also pointed out that she wasn’t trying to say that there aren’t Muslim women who are forced into wearing hijab – because there are.
But she wanted to point out that there are tons of Muslim women, like Lamyaa, who wear the Hijab because they choose to, and to assume that they’re being forced into it is dismantling their agency as women, based solely on their religion. (h/t upworthy)
Amazon Alexa is one of the gadgets that everyone has to own this Christmas. Basically, it’s an AI that you can ask to do pretty much anything. From ordering items off the internet, turn the lights off and on, and in the case of one family, playing music.
Reddit user zevets got his own Alexa for Christmas, and the kids are obsessed with it. His toddler likes to yell at it to play “Digger Digger” which I assume is a song the kids are listening to these days. That was until it returned a very inappropriate response. There’s some NSFW language in the video, so you have been warned.
This Christmas, Twitter user Dakotah from Ohio decided to add something special to the gift list that she gave out to family — a gay pride flag. And this morning, she got it. Along with a pretty touching letter from her father, a retired marine.
Dakotah took to Twitter to share the letter…
People were touched by the response, with Dakotah’s tweet acquiring some 15,000 retweets and 45,000 likes.