This was intentionally manufactured by Facebook. Facebook implemented it’s “accountability culture” starting with its rule about only using your real name and photo on its service and encouraging you to disclose other information in your profile, and from there it just got normalized. It was entirely to gather data for advertising purposes, but now we associate that level of openness with “accountability”. Entire generations are now being raised with this as the norm. Privacy is no longer a priority, or even really seen as an option.
This is to your detriment. Your privacy protects you from predators of all kinds. You really should be guarding it carefully. Disclose what you feel is important on a case by case basis, but even your mental health status and beliefs are exploitable by big business and small-time bullies and abusers alike.
Even if you’re not overly fussed about what people know about you, just understand that not everyone has the luxury of feeling the same. Some people have stalkers and abusers they’re trying to evade, or don’t want to attract new abusers into their lives by being that vulnerable and open again. Some people have extreme social anxiety. Some people are protecting other people in their lives. Some people just don’t want their grandmothers to find their smutfics. Some people are Internet privacy advocates who keep their details private as a political statement and as a matter of principle.
You are not entitled to anyone’s information, and you do not owe anyone yours. You are allowed to just be an anonymous username until you feel safe to disclose more.
You are not entitled to anyone’s information, and you do not owe anyone yours.
therapist: so, how have you been coping with your anxiety lately?
Me, nervously: Well… I’ve been trying to treat myself like a nervous cat…
therapist, stifling a goodnatured laugh: Oh? can you explain that to me?
Me: Well… if you have a nervous cat, the first thing you do is make sure their environment is safe and remove stressors… and you make sure they have enough food and water and places to hide… and you provide some enrichment in case they need to work out energy…
Therapist: And how are you applying that to yourself?
Me: Um. If I feel anxious, I’ll see if I need to back out of any sites or conversations, enforce my boundaries… check my environment for flashing lights or painful noises… make sure I’m hydrated and have eaten… and work on a hobby
Therapist: those are all excellent things! You’re a nervous cat and you need care and kindness!
Frame problem solving & solutions in ways that work for you!
if you were a young girl from 2007-2012 then The Camisole was your only defense against the terrible onslaught of uncomfortable youth fashion. every shirt from that era was a low cut scoop neck/v-neck and every pair of jeans was low-rise; the camisole stitched these miserable garments into a complete outfit in the same was that frankenstein’s monster was fashioned a complete man. The Camisole has done more for society than our troops.
already more interesting drama than the movie itself
Me whenever someone like Jenny Nicholson or Lindsay Ellis or whatever posts an uncomplimentary review of something: eh whatever
Me whenever someone drags in the lawyers to try to silence them: actually I suddenly care about this more than anything
I know what this sounds like, but I don’t think Tim Chalamet Willy Wonka is going to be a tumblr sexy man. I think we might somehow have too much dignity for that.
This shorted out my brain for 30 seconds, but when you’re right, you’re right
tumblr psa: dont use ouija boards!!! you never know what kind of spirits you’re inviting into your life
me: nice try but none of u can stop me from using this glow in the dark hasbro piece of garbage 2 ask oscar wilde for fashion advice
my advice: do not fuck with the spirit world, don’t take it lightly, you’re young and naive and completely unaware of how any of it works. This is one thing you don’t want to find out you were wrong about the hard way.
well thats all very nice and weirdly condescending but i just spirit-skyped jane austen & she says you’re a fucking square
MAYBE YOU CANT LOVE NATURE FOR ITS INHERENTLY PREDATORY NATURE BECAUSE YOU ROMANTICIZE PASSIVE ENJOYMENT OF A PASSIVE NATURAL WORLD.
I AM BEING HUNTED BY WOLVES.
I CALL THAT ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND I HAVE NEVER FELT MORE ALIVE.
Caretaker, might I ask how you’re managing to outrun them and still be posting?
VOICE TO TEXT ALL TERRAIN HEELYS
if you need to hear it, then this is for you: forgive yourself for your regrets. you have grown since then, changed since then, and learned from your mistakes. you’re not the same person anymore, so here is your signal. it’s time to let the pain go.
does anyone have that image of a facebook post of naurto car rp accounts that said some shit like “naruto carzumaki married sasuke broomchiha” i need it state it’s an emergency
i cannot fucking believe someone knew what i was talking about and had it. you’ve saved my life
why do you and others like vaccines so much?
not dying of preventable diseases is actually one of my favorite hobbies
Just so you all know, my tumblr glitched egregiously so now every time someone reblogs this from me, tumblr takes me off of my dashboard or search results and forces me to see this post again
WHY DID SOMEONE ADD AN INCINERATOR ????
Id fuck tigress from king fu panda
but would she fuck you? humble yourself
CLAIRES IS REAL????
Wait. Hold on. Do you mean to tell me that you thought Claire’s, the real store, was some mass gaslighting effort by residents of the USA