I just want a hug. Like I want someone to just hold me for like 30 minutes and not get tired or annoyed. I just want some human affection without being shoved to the side. I want someone to let me lay on their chest and mess with my hair. I want someone to lay on my chest and let me play with their hair. I want affection. Gahhhh. I’m lonely and everyone makes fun of me for wanting physical attention so often.
You can’t see it but behind me were like 100 peaceful protesters (I live in a small village) along with very kind and friendly police officers that were also peacefully protesting (keep in mind we were on main street, which has a police station less than 100ft from where the protesters were) and everyone was chanting and people driving by were honking (in a good way, there was a person with a huge sign that said “honk if you hate racism”)
This is what protests shouldlook like. Of course, there were racist assholes, there always are, but instead of blaming protesters the police in my village escorted the assholes away. They didn’t launch tear gas, they didn’t shoot rubber bullets, they weren’t violent in any way. That is how police should act in peaceful protests. I would say I wish that there were more police officers like the ones in my village, but it’s not enough to wish. ALL POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD ACT THE SAME WAY THAT THE ONES IN MY VILLAGE DO.
I’m calling out to the rest of Gen-Z. We are the next ones to become CEOs, political leaders, police officers, company workers, small business owners. We are going to inherit this broken world. We have access to communicate with eachother in ways that pretty much no other generation has had. We need to use it to our advantage and work to fix this corrupt and dying world. We need to be better than the ones before us, so that the ones after us can live their best life. Our generation is by far the most accepting, most atheist, most science-believing, and most diverse (by race, sexuality, gender, etc.) and if any generation has the power to change the world it’s us.
ALL LIVES CAN’T MATTER UNTIL BLACK LIVES, QUEER LIVES, AND TRANS LIVES MATTER.
I’m so god damn tired of millennials and gen x sayin’ gen z will bring the change. Like, no. Fuck that. Don’t fucking put all that pressure on younger generations. WE have to fucking keep at it, too, and tell off other racists, sexists, and homophobes. Heck we can probably do more change since we literally have more rights than a fucking teenager. I’m sick of this shit. EVERY generation should have the same fucking energy as they do and then some.
It is the Fourth of July. Knowing that you’re staying home and nothing matters, you wear your bnha shirt. Who cares if you look like a weeb? You’re home! Your father brings you outside. He tells you that, as the photographer of the family, you will photograph your neighbor’s family. Your shirt is on full display. Your neighbor, likely drunk, thanks you multiple times for the pictures. His relation - niece? Cousin? wears a skeleton shirt and sunglasses. Her nose is pierced. You complement her shirt and ask where she got it. It’s vintage. She asks about the anime on your shirt. You quietly name your now public shame. She says that she likes Tokyo Ghoul, and that she likes the dubs because she doesn’t have to read them. You get it. You say that you like the subs because your family can’t bully you for watching a “foreign film”. She understands. You have to leave, but she stays on your mind.
The Fourth of July is not worth celebrating, but you will remember the woman you briefly met on the fourth for years to come.