Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “I really love you”. They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment—their body is alive, there’s a light in their eyes, something—that makes you think, “I just really love you.” It’s a weird sensation to think this, but it’s pretty awesome that we can feel this way about another being.
|Jensen:||we actually specially stock our house for when Jared visits. And when we lived together I didn't even bother doing the grocery shopping because what I eat in five or six meals Jared eats in a snack.|
|Jared:||I didn't know that's why you never went grocery shopping! I just thought you thought I was better at it!|
|Jensen:||at grocery shopping?|
one of the problems with the way k-12 education works rn is that?? not only is there the thing where not all intelligent kids are Good Students with Good Grades and Potential, the kids who do end up as Good Students tend to also be high-stress kids with self esteem issues and when they’re stuck in the Good Student-Bad Student dichotomy, guess what happens?? if they have a bad year, it fucks up their grades a bit, they need to take a year off for health reasons, all that shit? it fucking tears them apart.
because suddenly they feel like they’re a Bad Student and the k-12 system portrays Bad Students as stupid and lazy and less important and inevitably doomed to not “succeeding” (that high school > college > job > money shit they feed you until you graduate), and when kids are told for 14 years straight that being a Good Student is the most important thing, and it doesn’t matter if they’re not popular or all that other shit, because being a Good Student is the best thing about them!! it’s their best quality!!
and so when they abruptly (or even over the course of a couple years) stop being a Good Student because of things that are outside of their control or outside of what they can handle right now, like mental illness or bullying or health issues or family issues or money issues or a whole host of other things, it fucks them up so bad because they’ve been told their whole lives that what they’ve just lost is the most important thing about them, and then they just. have nothing left. and that is fucking devastating