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tyrannosaurus-trainwreck:

vanquishedvaliant:

splattery:

yes children, remember, there is only School. no rest. what does “physical and mental wellbeing” mean

what the actual fuck
what is this fixation with productivity holy shit
"No fellow citizen #45465, you may not sit down for a break, you must meet your labour quota for this hour or you will forfeit your productivity ”bonus” pay. Produce and consume, Fellow Citizens!”

On the one hand, yes, Jesus fucking Christ.  Yes, imperative-voice overlord, let me sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for activities that are demanded as a token of obedience in spite of being scientifically proven to have absolutely no commensurate value in order to please you.
On the other hand, this isn’t necessarily that bad an exercise, assuming your productive/unproductive values aren’t totally beyond fucked.  Like, you look at that chart and realize that you’re getting six hours of sleep and spending two hours watching Cake Boss when you don’t even like Cake Boss?  Okay.  Stop watching Cake Boss and go to sleep.  You’ll thank yourself in a couple of weeks when you’re no longer chronically sleep-deprived and ready to stab somebody you don’t even know with a pencil because they might have looked at you funny while you were standing in line for your third cup of coffee.
Basically the way modern capitalism works means that you’re going to have a nigh-endless string of opportunities to spend a lot of time doing stuff really mindlessly because it makes somebody else money.  It’s useful to take stock of what you’re doing every so often and make sure that you’re doing it because you actually find it satisfying and rewarding and not just because it’s easy and requires no real investment or just because it feels like you’re accomplishing something, even though you aren’t really.
For instance, that 90 minutes you spent reading a bunch of articles about how the end of net neutrality is going to ruin everything was probably really infuriating and frustrating and took a lot out of you, but it wasn’t as productive as the fifteen minutes you spent emailing your opinion to your representatives/senators and the FCC actually voicing your displeasure to the officials who are tasked with doing something about it.  It might have felt like it was productive, but it’s worth taking a few seconds and thinking about whether that’s a realistic assessment based on accomplished outcomes or a deceptive one based on the emotional/mental drain you experienced.
Sometimes it seems like it’s Advanced Adulting to tell the difference between what’s productive and what’s not, but a lot of times it’s just sussing out the difference between ‘energy-sucking’ and ‘worthwhile.’  Just because something’s hard doesn’t mean it was useful to you; just because something was easy doesn’t mean it was negligible.

tyrannosaurus-trainwreck:

vanquishedvaliant:

splattery:

yes children, remember, there is only School. no rest. what does “physical and mental wellbeing” mean

what the actual fuck

what is this fixation with productivity holy shit

"No fellow citizen #45465, you may not sit down for a break, you must meet your labour quota for this hour or you will forfeit your productivity ”bonus” pay. Produce and consume, Fellow Citizens!”

On the one hand, yes, Jesus fucking Christ.  Yes, imperative-voice overlord, let me sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for activities that are demanded as a token of obedience in spite of being scientifically proven to have absolutely no commensurate value in order to please you.

On the other hand, this isn’t necessarily that bad an exercise, assuming your productive/unproductive values aren’t totally beyond fucked.  Like, you look at that chart and realize that you’re getting six hours of sleep and spending two hours watching Cake Boss when you don’t even like Cake Boss?  Okay.  Stop watching Cake Boss and go to sleep.  You’ll thank yourself in a couple of weeks when you’re no longer chronically sleep-deprived and ready to stab somebody you don’t even know with a pencil because they might have looked at you funny while you were standing in line for your third cup of coffee.

Basically the way modern capitalism works means that you’re going to have a nigh-endless string of opportunities to spend a lot of time doing stuff really mindlessly because it makes somebody else money.  It’s useful to take stock of what you’re doing every so often and make sure that you’re doing it because you actually find it satisfying and rewarding and not just because it’s easy and requires no real investment or just because it feels like you’re accomplishing something, even though you aren’t really.

For instance, that 90 minutes you spent reading a bunch of articles about how the end of net neutrality is going to ruin everything was probably really infuriating and frustrating and took a lot out of you, but it wasn’t as productive as the fifteen minutes you spent emailing your opinion to your representatives/senators and the FCC actually voicing your displeasure to the officials who are tasked with doing something about it.  It might have felt like it was productive, but it’s worth taking a few seconds and thinking about whether that’s a realistic assessment based on accomplished outcomes or a deceptive one based on the emotional/mental drain you experienced.

Sometimes it seems like it’s Advanced Adulting to tell the difference between what’s productive and what’s not, but a lot of times it’s just sussing out the difference between ‘energy-sucking’ and ‘worthwhile.’  Just because something’s hard doesn’t mean it was useful to you; just because something was easy doesn’t mean it was negligible.

ursulavernon:

llbwwb:

For the horse lovers:) Splash by Tony Bryd

This horse is both utterly spectacular and also really 80’s.

ursulavernon:

llbwwb:

For the horse lovers:) Splash by Tony Bryd

This horse is both utterly spectacular and also really 80’s.

tyrannosaurus-trainwreck:

vanquishedvaliant:

splattery:

yes children, remember, there is only School. no rest. what does “physical and mental wellbeing” mean

what the actual fuck
what is this fixation with productivity holy shit
"No fellow citizen #45465, you may not sit down for a break, you must meet your labour quota for this hour or you will forfeit your productivity ”bonus” pay. Produce and consume, Fellow Citizens!”

On the one hand, yes, Jesus fucking Christ.  Yes, imperative-voice overlord, let me sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for activities that are demanded as a token of obedience in spite of being scientifically proven to have absolutely no commensurate value in order to please you.
On the other hand, this isn’t necessarily that bad an exercise, assuming your productive/unproductive values aren’t totally beyond fucked.  Like, you look at that chart and realize that you’re getting six hours of sleep and spending two hours watching Cake Boss when you don’t even like Cake Boss?  Okay.  Stop watching Cake Boss and go to sleep.  You’ll thank yourself in a couple of weeks when you’re no longer chronically sleep-deprived and ready to stab somebody you don’t even know with a pencil because they might have looked at you funny while you were standing in line for your third cup of coffee.
Basically the way modern capitalism works means that you’re going to have a nigh-endless string of opportunities to spend a lot of time doing stuff really mindlessly because it makes somebody else money.  It’s useful to take stock of what you’re doing every so often and make sure that you’re doing it because you actually find it satisfying and rewarding and not just because it’s easy and requires no real investment or just because it feels like you’re accomplishing something, even though you aren’t really.
For instance, that 90 minutes you spent reading a bunch of articles about how the end of net neutrality is going to ruin everything was probably really infuriating and frustrating and took a lot out of you, but it wasn’t as productive as the fifteen minutes you spent emailing your opinion to your representatives/senators and the FCC actually voicing your displeasure to the officials who are tasked with doing something about it.  It might have felt like it was productive, but it’s worth taking a few seconds and thinking about whether that’s a realistic assessment based on accomplished outcomes or a deceptive one based on the emotional/mental drain you experienced.
Sometimes it seems like it’s Advanced Adulting to tell the difference between what’s productive and what’s not, but a lot of times it’s just sussing out the difference between ‘energy-sucking’ and ‘worthwhile.’  Just because something’s hard doesn’t mean it was useful to you; just because something was easy doesn’t mean it was negligible.

tyrannosaurus-trainwreck:

vanquishedvaliant:

splattery:

yes children, remember, there is only School. no rest. what does “physical and mental wellbeing” mean

what the actual fuck

what is this fixation with productivity holy shit

"No fellow citizen #45465, you may not sit down for a break, you must meet your labour quota for this hour or you will forfeit your productivity ”bonus” pay. Produce and consume, Fellow Citizens!”

On the one hand, yes, Jesus fucking Christ.  Yes, imperative-voice overlord, let me sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for activities that are demanded as a token of obedience in spite of being scientifically proven to have absolutely no commensurate value in order to please you.

On the other hand, this isn’t necessarily that bad an exercise, assuming your productive/unproductive values aren’t totally beyond fucked.  Like, you look at that chart and realize that you’re getting six hours of sleep and spending two hours watching Cake Boss when you don’t even like Cake Boss?  Okay.  Stop watching Cake Boss and go to sleep.  You’ll thank yourself in a couple of weeks when you’re no longer chronically sleep-deprived and ready to stab somebody you don’t even know with a pencil because they might have looked at you funny while you were standing in line for your third cup of coffee.

Basically the way modern capitalism works means that you’re going to have a nigh-endless string of opportunities to spend a lot of time doing stuff really mindlessly because it makes somebody else money.  It’s useful to take stock of what you’re doing every so often and make sure that you’re doing it because you actually find it satisfying and rewarding and not just because it’s easy and requires no real investment or just because it feels like you’re accomplishing something, even though you aren’t really.

For instance, that 90 minutes you spent reading a bunch of articles about how the end of net neutrality is going to ruin everything was probably really infuriating and frustrating and took a lot out of you, but it wasn’t as productive as the fifteen minutes you spent emailing your opinion to your representatives/senators and the FCC actually voicing your displeasure to the officials who are tasked with doing something about it.  It might have felt like it was productive, but it’s worth taking a few seconds and thinking about whether that’s a realistic assessment based on accomplished outcomes or a deceptive one based on the emotional/mental drain you experienced.

Sometimes it seems like it’s Advanced Adulting to tell the difference between what’s productive and what’s not, but a lot of times it’s just sussing out the difference between ‘energy-sucking’ and ‘worthwhile.’  Just because something’s hard doesn’t mean it was useful to you; just because something was easy doesn’t mean it was negligible.

solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

thatsthat24:

gymleaderkyle:

micdotcom:

This Icelandic police force has the most adorable Instagram account 

Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.

There’s more where those came from | Follow micdotcom

but do they got kik tho

Can we trade police forces?

thegalway-girl:

I am planning to make crispy oven fries with mushroom and onion gravy for dinner.

If anyone is interested, I’ll post the recipe later.

yes, please!

castiel-angel-of-the-tardis:

regularguy5mb:

subtlyforyou:

Dogs that are having a worse hair day than you are.

That first one looks like Eeyore.

Whenever I’m sad I just look at this photoset