A few weeks ago I (virtually) presented a #workshop on dealing with stage fright at the International Thespian Festival.
I'll leave it to the viewer to determine if my askew perspectives on fear have any useful applications outside the world of #theater. Regardless, enjoy seeing me talk shop to an adorable stuffed lion named Glitter.
Regrets and Change
Something from the past that has recently emerged from my memory...
You buy a place and start moving in and this happens. What do you do?
Watched stream of Terraria yesterday with @safertohatethem and uuuuh I want to try out this new update?
Anyone wants to play today?
germans are trying to boycott the slaughterhouse/meat factory toennies for the bad working conditions and a lousy reaction to the pandemic and an outbreak in their factory.
as if nobody could have guessed meat factories for cheap meat could be problematic.
It's really appalling what people were and are still willing to accept as normal. including myself.ok, I'll live in denial 60% of the time but I know very well it's not normal or okay.
Alfie Kohn is a behavioral scientist who writes a lot about this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfie_Kohn
His basic premise is that we should raise children to manifest the world ee want. If we want to continue to perpetuate domination and punishment that is what we do. If we want to cultivate autonomy and self-determination and collectivism then we need to create environments that facilitate. It's not just neoliberal parents demanding kids "SHARE!"
like no matter how "difficult" a kid is being, just,,, treat them like an adult.
You do it all the time with the adults you know. If they're having a bad day, be there for them like if you had a friend who was having a bad day. No "you'll grow out of it", no "stop whining", that's a super mean thing to say to a person. When they say that a day is the worst day of their life, they mean it, because they've only had like 4 bad days.
Let Kids Have Some Goddamn Dignity
treat kids like people
"bratty", "difficult" kids are bratty and difficult because they're clinging to the tiny tiny things that they can control like what they wear and what they eat because they have 0 control of anything else in their life because you've taken all of it from them
they have no power to change the way they're living and no legitimacy with which to ask people for respect because kids are afforded 0 dignity
be nice to kids
people want to "teach you discipline" by forcing you to do things you hate, and then when you "act up" and explain that you hate the things they're forcing you to do, they force you to do more of it to teach you more discipline
and when you start developing "behavioral problems" because you're becoming posessive over the smallest fractions of autonomy you can claim for yourself, you get disciplined even more
like, you just have 0 autonomy. People won't believe that you have thoughts and feelings because you either don't have the vocabulary to describe what's in your head or they willfully ignore it because you're "being dramatic". Everyone older than you is convinced that they know more about your emotions than you do and that you'll "grow out" of things, everyone your age is mean to you, and everyone younger than you is hitting you in the shins with whiffle ball bats
The game of my friends CHIP: Rescuer of Kittens is still in development, but adding it to the wishlist on Steam before release helps. Please do that and check it out!
Boosts are welcome!
Sharing things and writing letters takes too much energy. But here's a cool Tiny Desk performance with the cast of Hadestown.
Everyone has their own truth.
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