Really wish all the other species of human hadn’t died out
I know we would’ve fucked it all up somehow but imagine the memes
Paranthropus boisei, about us:
Awww thay shits what im talking about
Neanderthals be like:
Rip Clarg, bffs forever
Back at it again
Be the change you wish to see in the world
(come on guys i can’t do this all by myself forever)
@gauntletknight just for you
suck it lucy
These are so funny oh my god my dream has come true
Freshman year of college I was in a philosophy class and I was giving some sort of group presentation. The prof asked my group “what do you think is your purpose in life?” And none of them really had an answer while I just said “to make the world a better place for those who come after us” because in my mind that’s just the obvious answer. The prof looked kind of taken aback that I just had an answer on the ready and was like “Why? What’s your motivation?”
In that moment I realized I was in front of a lecture hall of privileged students. I was surrounded by people who didn’t know poverty or desperation like I had. I clawed my way here on scholarships while they were legacy kids or trust fund babies. In that moment it clicked in my head that there’s this level of empathy that you can only gain when you have absolutely nothing to lose. A level of empathy that only the impoverished have. A level of empathy that screams out that you have to fight to make things better even if it doesn’t benefit you. It’s a concept that you can only really grasp when you have nothing to lose and the kids before me hadn’t known that pain. They hadn’t developed that kind of empathy.
My only answer that I could give the prof was “Why wouldn’t I?”
A level of empathy that screams out that you have to fight to make things better even if it doesn’t benefit you.
all the angry rich people in the notes:
also to all the people who are arguing that class privilege has nothing to do with empathy, studies show that richer people have less empathy
i know u dont like to listen to us commoners but… lmao
oh this one of them good posts where the basic message is “treat people better” and this causes the most controversy
JLU au where everything’s the same except instead of being a paranoid conspiracy theorist The Question is a hardcore objectivist like he originally was in the comics and the League never gets anything done because he and Green Arrow are too busy screaming at each other about politics
no wait I have an even better idea: JLU au where The Question pretends to be a hardcore objectivist specifically because he knows it will piss off Green Arrow. Also, after a couple of weeks Ollie finally clocks that he’s faking but continues to play along because as we all know Green Arrow is a Dramatic Bitch
Q, talking to Huntress: Actually Ayn Rand is one of my favourite authors.
Ollie, from the other side of the room while dramatically flipping a table: I’ll kill you in real life, Victor!
SPEAKING OF WASPS I bet everyone with a soul considers caterpillars cute but you know what’s cutest of all????
Yeah these look like “caterpillars” but they’re the larvae of a stingless wasp group, the sawflies; they just happen to live like caterpillars do so they evolved very similarly.
Anyway the angle of the last one makes me think someone told it to stop eating that leaf and it just started eating a lot faster while looking them dead in the eye
Anyways stop telling people to “learn empathy” 2020. People with low empathy are not evil or abusive. A person isn’t a bad person becase they are unable to feel the way others feel. What makes them bad is when they hurt others without caring how others feel. The word “compassion” is your friend. When you use the words empathy and compassion interchangably you’re throwing tons of neurodivergent people under the bus. Do better
Empathy is not interchangable with compassion, nor is it a requirement for being a good person
And before anyone tries to be slick in the comments section no I’m not saying that not having empathy excuses you from knowingly being an asshole. Assuming people are inherently “bad” because they do not have empathy like other people is wrong and kinda ableist.
lots of people who can’t/don’t have ‘normal’ empathy levels know how to NOT be an asshole. it’s all about fuckin CHOICE.
My favorite easter egg in the Harley Quinn series has to be in S2E8, where the President’s file on Harley Quinn is just a list of all the episodes that mainly featured Harley from the original Batman Animated Series. (Also the file number is the airfare for Harley’s first appearance)
The listed episodes are:
Girl’s Night Out
The Laughing Fish
Almost Got ‘Em