It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
I’m crying. Whoever you are, you need to watch this. I just donated. I cannot fucking believe this. I have my own personal reasons why I didn’t join the military at 19 although I almost did. This is how our fucking government treats our veterans. It is disgusting. This woman has so much strength. I am so proud of her.
I love this message, but I really love seeing men of color saying things like this—not because they are less likely to believe these things or more likely to support rape apologism, but because white people tend to be the ones who are gifed about serious issues, white people are the ones whose quotes get passed around with thousands and thousands of notes, white people are the ones whose words are taken seriously.
For a black person’s voice to be heard, it has to be stronger and clearer than a white person’s.
Too often, the only time black people get this kind of attention is just when they’re funny or fit into some stereotype—when they can play the part of Mammy or Independent Black Woman or Sassy Black Friend.
Also, I get that clicking and watching a video is a lot harder than looking at a gifset, but I would like to mention that this is one of those times when you really, really ought to click and watch the whole thing, because holy shit.
Echoing Meghan, because holy shit. Gutting and important.