Tenuis Arbore

Betrayed my mind, in order to secure my heart. Fashionista, makeup lover, avid reader, timid driver, angry girl. Here are my personal posts and GPOY. You're absolutely welcome here but don't expect to get comfortable.


poor and middle class people be defending capitalism

good luck with that buddy




I’m about 90% sure the economy is never gonna “improve” 

this is capitalism in it’s final form

this is it honey 

except, you know, those companies that do a charitable thing for every thing they sell

that’s kinda new and interesting. benevolent capitalism


90s Animal Planet: Animals are cool, kids! They can be your friends! But watch out, some are dangerous! Ooh, watch Jeff Corwin handle the most venomous snake in Africa! Aw, look at the tiger babies! Oh, let's learn about conserving the environment! Remember kids, we must respect this planet, because it's the animals' home as well!
90s History Channel: Here kids, we're gonna talk about this society today. History from all time periods and all countries. Isn't this stuff fascinating? Watch us dig up a tomb!
Early 2000's History Channel: So there's this guy named Hitler. And he's pretty bad. Let us tell you how bad Hitler is. Hitler. Hitler. Hitler. Hitler. More Hiltler. Hey have you heard about this guy named Hitler?
2013 History Channel: Aliens moonshiners aliens rednecks aliens pawnshops aliens aliens aliens hey have we mentioned aliens because aliens


my hopes for season two of orange is the new black:

  • less piper
  • more everyone else

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1. Who you are now is not who you will be in 10 years. It is okay to be somebody new 10 minutes from now. We are always learning. We are always growing. If you realized 10 seconds ago that you don’t like who you are, shed your skin, retry, replant yourself in good soil.

2. Cleaning is instant therapy. When your brain is muddy, take a shower, wash your hands, change your clothes. Spend 15 minutes straightening your living room. When you are angry, scrub things. I know it’s crazy but it works instantly.

3. Forgive someone’s debt if it’s under 50 dollars, forgive the small things, give a little time to yourself and forgive the big things too. Forgiveness isn’t about the other person, it’s about you. That being said - if someone ever hurts you in a way that would make me cry to know, you get out of there, my love. You just get up and go.

4. Gum karma is real and if you spit out a piece in public expect to find some on your shoe in the future. Same goes for insults and harsh judgement, too.

5. Do what you love and the money will follow.

6. Live your life with an open palm and give as much as you can and as often. At some point in your life, someone will lend you 50 bucks when you’re down on your luck. Remember how that feels. Remember to give that back.

7. Always wear clean underwear. You’ll thank me later.

8. There is a difference between being kind and being passive and there are those who cannot see that difference. They will try to walk all over you. Never bend your knees for those who do.

9. Have faith. Have faith in god or people or yourself or science or in luck or in all of the above. Faith is what keeps us going, faith is what keeps us strong.

10. Pay your bills on time whenever you can, although money is nothing. Remind yourself that.

11. Do not forget you were once ignorant of all you know now. Be patient of anyone who hasn’t had the education you have. Speak at the level of the person you are with - it’s not playing dumb, it’s being considerate. There’s no reason to make them feel uncomfortable. Plus then when someone starts going off about their superior IQ, you can cut them to pieces and watch their face when you do.

12. You are the best person in the room for one particular thing, and that’s confidence. You are the worst person in the room for another thing, and that’s humility. Use both carefully.

13. Never make fun of someone’s beliefs or superstitions, let your kid keep their imaginary friend and let your best buddy believe in knocking on wood. We all have security blankets. Don’t take away someone else’s.

14. Try to learn something new every day.

15. The worse you look, the more likely you are to run into someone you know so instead of feeling awkward, learn to be confident in sweats while talking to your friends.

16. Never go to bed angry, it will ruin your sleep and make tomorrow even harder. Find a way to relax. Don’t let today get to your head.

17. Think before you speak. When someone says something, mull over their words before answering. This is called listening, it is different than hearing.

18. What keeps love beautiful is that there’s risk involved. If he breaks your heart and it doesn’t hurt, it wasn’t love in the first place.

19. Never let someone else determine who you are or how happy. You are too strong to be torn apart.

20. I love you, even when we are fighting, even when I am fast asleep. Don’t doubt it for an instant. You are my everything.

- Life lessons my mother has taught me from the side of her hospital bed (part 2/2 of a series) /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

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The Church is founded on Peter who denied Christ three times and couldn’t walk on the water by himself. You are expecting his successors to walk on the water. All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.

- Flannery O’Connor, letter to Cecil Dawkins, 9 Dec 58  (via westorientaletters)

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In fact, why don't you focus on the positive results of cultural appropriation?? They greatly outweigh the negatives. And you can't escape appropriation, you do it every day, likely unknowingly. In all due respect, get your head out of your ass and actually do something to make the world a better place: buy fair trade, fund third world countries, go vegan or vegetarian, boycott large corps that exploit and abuse third world workers. Your existence does plenty to hurt others.




There are no positive results of cultural appropriation. It is harmful. PERIOD. 

More importantly you do not understand this because there is a huge difference between examples of cultural diffusion and cultural appropriation. I do not cherry pick and misuse elements of other cultures. When I do participate in other culture’s traditions, it’s because THEY INVITED ME, not because I felt entitled to their traditions.

Your are being EXTREMELY RUDE AND HATEFUL, ishavemyheadandsometimesmypussy. YOU are the one that needs to get your head out of your ass because you’re talking about something that you literally know NOTHING about. 

And your suggestions are similarly ignorant. Fair trade is FULL of corruption and problems, most of the money never goes to the farmers and in fact can be extremely harmful to local economies. Going vegetarian or vegan does nothing to help the HUMAN BEINGS that pick your vegetables, and prioritizes animals over the people of color that live in unbearable and illegal conditions. This doesn’t even include the imperialistic erasure of traditional foods or the traditions of indigenous people that include hunting. Why don’t you do something and care about the people that are living in ‘third world conditions’ in YOUR country because you want cheap vegetables so you can lord your imperialistic vegetarianism over people like an arrogant asshole.

So why don’t you get off your ass with your pathetic liberal agenda and actually do things to improve the lives of the people around you, the people that pick the vegetables you eat, the people that clean your schools and local businesses instead of concentrating on bullshit consumerism-as-activism which has been shown to be ineffective. 

In which bornabitch-allthedaysandnights slays the complete and total ignorance that is ish4vemyheadandsometimesmypussy's existence.


Where is the money going?" by Dr. Peter Griffiths, Marketing Economist

Fair Trade Will Lead to More Misery for Africa" by John Meadowcraft

The Economics of Fair Trade: A Christian Perspective" by Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School

The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee" by Colleen Haight, assistant professor at San Jose State University, currently on leave to serve as the economics program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

Not so fair trade" by Andrew Chambers, The Guardian

Argument Against Cultural Appropriation + Small History Lesson by Tumblr User girljanitor

Collection of Posts on Cultural Appropriation by Trudy (gradientlair), professional, college-educated Writer/Social Critic

Notes on bell hooks, cultural appropriation, and imperialism" by RedClimbingLily

"Cultural Appropriation" excerpt from ‘A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians’ by Tressa Berman

Ten Definitions of Cultural Appropriation hosted on ‘A Friendly Letter’

"Cultural Appropriation" works hosted on Academia.edu for free download

"The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation" James O. Young, Conrad G. Brunk on Google Books

"Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation" by Bruce H. Ziff, Pratima V. Rao

"Cultural Appropriation and the Arts" by James O. Young (Chapter 1 goes over what Cultural Appropriation is)

"Law, Culture, and Cultural Appropriation" by Sally Engle Merry in the Yale Journal of Law & The Humanities

"Intellectual Property and Cultural Appropriation" by Josh Berson (you’ll need an account or to buy the article)

"Ownership and Appropriation" by Veronica Strang, Mark Busse (you’ll have to buy the article to read the whole thing, but the excerpt gives a small introduction)

"Appropriation in Contemporary Art" by Hayley A. Rower for the Student Pulse International Student Journal 

"The Line between Appropriation and Appreciation" by tumblr user VanillaxCoke

"Harmful Mindsets and Behaviors by Appropriators" by tumblr user Ectinix

“This isn’t a matter of telling people what to wear. It’s a matter of telling people that they don’t wear things in a vacuum and there are many social and historical implications to treating marginalized cultures like costumes. […] Cultural appropriation is itself a real issue because it demonstrates the imbalance of power that still remains between cultures that have been colonized and the ex-colonizers.” From "The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation" on EverdayFeminism

followed up by terarroni rocking it with her amazingly well organized resources! Thank you bunches.

Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet.

- Alain de Botton

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