The Importance of Body Modification and Othering

I may or may not have been spending a bit of time thinking about body modifications and watching modified people on youtube. (1, 2, 3) I’ve thought about modification enough to consider that the reasons to modify vary a bit but are probably concerned with liking the aesthetic or wanting to be different. I wish to focus on the latter.
I’m not in the position to say why certain people got certain modifications but I would like to analyze the reason why, perhaps they just wanted to be different or they just feel different and wish to display it in their chosen method.
Being a human is a very lonely thing when you get down to it. There is only one of us. Everything that happens changes who we are and how we react to it is dependant on who we want to be. Experience changes us, interactions change us, thinking about things change us. It is up to each individual how they choose to live their life and what they want out of the one life they have to live. This is why it isn’t surprising that some people feel so “othered” and different that they join the body modification community. As I stated previously, it depends upon our experiences, but through my own I can verify that the body modification community can offer that bit of acceptance that is so vital to a person’s self-esteem. We accept that we are different and we display through the modification that we see fit. The other people in the community fully accept that we are different and they are different and there is camaraderie in our differences.
Live how you see fit, but if curious consider the body modification community to accept your feelings of not belonging.
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The Importance of Body Modification and Othering

Last Born

I am Tired
Without a doubt and without fail
I have thought about this for too long
and I can say simply without offending anyone greatly
that I am tired.
I am tired of the superficiality, of the jokes that scrape the surface
of the repetitive digs at character and zingers that aren’t funny
I am tired of the reminiscence of stories that don’t involve them
and the story telling that isn’t from a fair perspective.
I am tired of the lack of empathy, the excess
unwarranted humiliation, the disconnection of self from words
I am tired of the belief of closeness
while still maintaining soul-crushing banter that brings the sensitive to tears
I’ve lived through too many holidays of it
and I am tired.

Last Born

Spring Cleaning and Being a Badass

I recently finished “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero audiobook. I have also done a bit of spring cleaning, so lets discuss both. In so far as spring cleaning is concerned I’ve started throwing out many things in my room and cleaning it up a bit. This has resulted in a perhaps neater room but a larger feeling of organization and that has been incomparable and a general fantastic feeling over all. I feel very in control of life now that a bit of spring cleaning has been accomplished. It’s amazing.
I began taking notes further into the book so I only have a handful of notes. Based off of what I wrote down to be a “badass” you must have faith and gratefulness. Always have faith that something good is around the corner and be grateful for what does happen. You should also be abundantly forgiving. Forgive all those who wronged you so there is nothing weighing you down. Another point that was driven home numerous times was that you create your own reality by your thoughts. Everything that happens to you and your reaction to it, based primarily off of your thoughts creates the foundation of your thoughts and life. Another thought pushed in the book is that you should not procrastinate. Do what you want to right now.  In the moments that the amount of things to do is overwhelming the advice given is to do a little at a time and force yourself to do it if necessary.
There are many points that the book addresses in regard to life in general as well as how to be a general “bad ass” for example when looking at fears, see them in the future perspective. See fears not as a unsurmountable obstacle but rather how awesome it would be to have faced those fears. Another point mentioned by Sincero is that the thing you look at is the thing you focus on, another version of the you create your own reality by the thoughts that you have. In this reality, as important as money is, you should treat it as a relationship. This seems like sound advice that I may just take to heart.
The last bits of advice offered in the book are in reference to the law of attraction. If you want something there is an amount of surrendering you must do. Surrender to the wills of the law of attraction. There was a chapter on the powers that be; be it God or whatever the reader believes exists the law of attraction is intrinsic in it’s role of it coming true. When we ask the world for something who or what we are asking is who we are surrendering to.  The next step is that we should visualize it happening. Visualizing it happening begins to instil details. The overall next steps is to create details surrounding wishes. Make specific plans, and even make a manifesto or goals and read the manifesto often.
If you wish to be a badass yourself, start today. I’d also advise to do a little spring cleaning 😜
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Spring Cleaning and Being a Badass

Blogger Inventory

A long time coming, no? Everything is a blog unless otherwise stated. Look for a new blog entry soon!
The latest: April is Minimalism Month!
Gratitude
Learning to Speak the 5 Love Languages
Clarification on SxE and Vegetarianism
SHINee V: Right By Your Side
Childhood Nostalgia
Simple Fixes
Husbandos and Devotion to Bands
Anime & Drama Watch List
Writing About Nothing…
Ideas for Children (chicken scratch)
Uwakimono 96 English lyrics
What’s in my bag?
Getting Lost on Purpose
The Juice Cleanse…
The Symbol
My Cellphone Case
My Reverse CV
Resolutions 2016
My Winter Break
From Blogger to Vlogger…
Giving Tuesday
That’s It, It’s Over…
Fight Club Best Lines (video addendum)
Creating Myself (video)
Last Thoughts before Rio (chicken scratch)
My Day Job
Legacy
Weight
Potential Jobs (chicken scratch)
All My Videos (video)
Resolutions and my career
An Autobiography
Rethinking Languages
Once Upon a Time I Was Happy (poetry)
2015
Connection
2014
I Think I’m an Adult
The Difference
Sometimes
Self Diagnosed Big 5
Dial Tone  (poetry)

Blogger Inventory

April is Minimalism Month!

minimalism
April marks a quarter way through 2017. It also marks one of the more stressful months; exams and taxes being included in such a wonderful batch of days. For me it doesn’t count as much anymore: no longer on youtube, no longer in schooling, April is just another month. Although I have taken on a couple challenges: last month I tried to be grateful every single day, this month I am trying to minimize my life in many ways. So far it has been surprisingly tricky. The first day being a “100% no internet” day. I struggled with it but the following days were easier. Today, for example, I am not supposed to complain for an entire day. Not too tricky. Looking forward (with the exception of the 25th where I actually do have things planned) it doesn’t seem like fulfilling this month’s requirements will be too tricky. It would seem that getting off the internet is my only vice.
The internet is as important as breathing for me: it’s where I express my views, where I talk to friends and where I get work! To not be on the internet is a challenge in itself. And in 2017 it has become an unreasonable request. But as I agreed to take this on I will try to get off the internet and social media as required.
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April is Minimalism Month!