I tended to get bullied less in those classes. The teacher would have zero tolerance for anything not related to the lesson plan. Bullying was not on the lesson plan.
The workloads were more intense but I learned a lot more in their classes. I memorized how to spell all 50 states and their capitals. 🤷♂️
The worst places for me were the bus, lunch room, and “cool” teacher’s classes. Any place out of turn talking was permitted. “Cool” teachers would sometimes join in on the bullying. I never learned much in their classes.
I remember one bought me on slave day. I didn’t realize it at the time but I think she did it to protect me. She knew what kind of shit goes down on slave day. Often times the slaves are commanded to do things that are embarrassing and demeaning. Spirit week was a very dangerous time in general.
Here is some back story:
I was born, and raised Mormon. I had to get a therapist at age 15 to tell my parents to quit forcing me to go to church because it was really fucking with me emotionally, and mentally. You shouldn't be in your early teens with suicidal thoughts because a religion is making you feel horrible about who you are as a person.
In late 2019 my two brother's really started delving into my families' lineage/ancestory. What do we find out? My mom's dad and mom are 100% Jewish.
My family was surprised to say the least. So, I am now really considering converting to Judaism as sort of an ode to my ancestors.
Has anyone had an experience like this? Do I, lineage wise consider myself half Jewish? How does that work I wonder. How does one go about converting?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
This is about ancient Stoicism. I am not speaking about any modern, or personal understanding of Stoicism.
I constantly see people answering Stoic inquiries with some variation of "Stoicism isn't a religion, it's a philosophy, so it's up to you..." So I did a little research, and figured it couldn't hurt to share my conclusions.
See, for example the dispute between Aristo and Zeno and Chrysippus. Aristo's proposed changes to Stoicism were rejected. If the ancients held the "It's whatever..." attitude, they wouldn't have had any grounds to reject Aristo's suggestions.
" To maintain that the only Good is Moral Worth is to do away with the care of one's health, the management of one's estate, participation in politics, the conduct of affairs, the duties of life; nay, to abandon that Moral Worth itself, which according to you is the be-all and the end-all of existence; objections that were urged most earnestly against Aristo by Chrysippus."
This conclusively demonstrates that the ancient Stoics did not hold the modern position of "Stoicism is up to you, it's whatever you want, etc." And this surely is one of many such events that show the ancients having a much more strict attitude than "It's whatever you want..." or "It's up to you to decide what Stoicism is..."
So, the next time someone says something like, "There's no straight answer on blank issue, Stoicism is a philosophy, not a religion, so it's up to whoever is practicing to interpret it." Ask them if they're speaking about a modern, private understanding of Stoicism, or the ancient understanding. If they say ancient, kindly inform them that this is probably incorrect. The answer might be lost, as many documents of the school are, and so it might be “up to you” to decide in that respect, and then, only in the rare instances that a question is totally beyond anything the ancients passed down to us. However, the blanket statement that “Stoicism is up to you to decide…” is not applicable to ancient Stoicism on the whole, and only applies in rare cases where there is simply no answer to be found in, nor even inferred from the ancient texts.
Further, even if an answer cannot be found specifically, nor even inferred, the “up to you…” part still needs to be decided upon within the frame work of Stoicism, and not violate its tenants. So, ethics of interactions during space travel bathroom breaks is not covered, for example, but your decision should still fall within what is covered, and probably... keep reading on reddit ➡
I see this all the time where people will demonise other parents for being too strict and claim that if you’re too strict, such as having an early curfew, restricted screen time, limited friends over, etc, you’re somehow damaging the child and you’re going to make them grow up to resent you.
Bullshit. I say this having talked to siblings and friends, what stays with them is NOT how strict their parents were but how fair or unfair they were.
If my mom said “you’re staying out no later than 7, here’s why...” that wouldn’t stick with me, whereas “you’re staying out no later than 7. Why? Because I said so that’s why”. That’s the shit that pisses off kids and makes them resentful. Or if you’re one of a few kids and you see your parents punish you but not your siblings. Or when your parents extend the benefit of the doubt to your siblings but not you. Or when they’d take one of your toys and give it to your brother.
Speaking personally, I never held onto any instance of my parents being strict and took it personally. I did, however, remember instances of them being unfair as fuck and absolutely took that personally and held onto it.
Your kids won’t stay mad at you years from now because of your curfew or because of limited screen time. If anything, that’s a funny story in adulthood like “remember when our mom wouldn’t let us watch TV after 8?”. Unfair stuff though is absolutely going to be a sore spot.
If you’re a parent who’s thinking like “hmm, I’m really worried about letting my kids do X, Y and Z”... stopping them won’t make them hate you long term. Stopping them without any clear reason is though. And I know parents get that arrogant “I don’t have to explain myself, I’m your mom/dad” attitude... you should absolutely explain yourself. It’s not an act of submission to your kids to explain why you won’t let them do something, it’s basic common sense, like the zoo saying “don’t do this by the enclosure, you might fall in”. The zoo isn’t kowtowing to you by telling you why their rules are in place smh. If you find yourself struggling to justify one of your rules to your kids, odds are it’s a dumb rule. As a kid, I was waaaay more likely to follow my parents rules once they explained it to me than if they just said “because I’m the mom/dad”. Oh and punishing kids for asking about the rules is just fucked up. Like saying “go to your room” because your kid kept asking why they couldn’t go sleep over their friends house is absolutely unfair. It takes you lik... keep reading on reddit ➡
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So I'm ftm transgender, my coming out to her at 19 wasn't great, she threw the Bible at me, put me under house arrest by hiding my car keys and stealing my phone and called me a abomination.
That was over 12+ years ago, since then I have stopped hiding who I am in front of her and started hormones and am going to be having top surgery (easy understanding is the removal of breast tissue to make my chest more male looking) in June of this year and filled out the petition for my name/gender change to the courts today.
Well she has flip flopped/gone back and forth with me transitioning and her feelings on it over the last several years but she has just sent me semi softcore conversion therapy videos...
Idk what to do, I'm exhausted dealing with it, tired of pretending to be Christian so she doesn't have another thing to hold over me as well.
I'm not living with her thankfully.
How tough would you like rulings to be? Been for years at a local game store where observed new insecure players being bullied away. At their slightest mistake the "pro" player called the judge and they bashed the new insecure player. I do get it that modern is competitive, but does it have to be so strict? Now that local game store had to close because of lack of players. Now nobody profits since the community has died out. What you obviously cannot stop is toxic "pros", but why does the judge enforce them? Once touched hazoret in a tap motion and as i realized needed to discard first before attacking, opponent screamed Judge!!!!!! And tadaa, i lost the match. Other time against lantern i wanted to sac a creature for eldritch evolution and by accident got onto my noble hierarch, and again, Judge!!!!!! Tadaa lost game. I mean who on earth would sac the only creature that can win??? Been playing since guildpact, and now I imagine how stupifyingly frustrating this must be to new players. It was always the same scenario: new player comes to local store, rule-bullied, never seen again...
edit: since I now get the "edit post" after a user suggested it, following addition: no game losses were given obviously. It was always enforcing the original rulings. Took noble and hazoret into hand, but did nothing more. As realized my mistake, was too late. And also: I am completely unimportant here. Given my personal examples because knew them so exactly well. This happens with everybody. The focus is on the experience of the community. In my case, there is none anymore, unless I drive over an hour.
edit: and why do so many people here assume I am lying xD? seriously now? confused as hell xD
edit: to direct discussion away from me, now an example which I saw happen to a newbie, who first time came to the store: he fetched without knowing the consequence of opponents arbiter even though he had 2 untapped lands. Opponent called judge. He lost his land and obviously could not get back into the game. I find this very harsh. Losing a land for nothing ends the game here. Modern is too unforgiving for mistakes, unlike other formats. And my idea for a workaround would be to obviously follow rules, and find solution together, but without the judge enforcing it strictly. I would like to hear your opinion.
[I made a mistake with this post's title. I meant "roles" not "rules", so I'm sorry if it became a source of confusion. On the other hand, strict top/bottom roles pertain to a fiction dynamic and a common tag from AO3 where only one tops and only one bottoms]
[Beware, I got out of hand with my rumblings I didn't realize how long it got. If you want to skip it, scroll down & you'll see my recommendations. Happy reading!]
I've always like reading before I even hit my teens. I actually started with Wattpad fan fictions of Harry Styles (which was bomb back then but looking back at it now... wow, I was really a fan of cliché things). So, after I got my fill of high school trope romances and fan/celebrity cliché, I decided that maybe reading isn't going to be my only hobby anymore.
At some point in time, I stopped reading books in general and just watched animes for like 3 years. That's when the gears of my imagination started working. There are a lot of anime concept that are out of this world. The characters are distinct and even the world they are living in is like a dystopian turned to life. So, I thought to myself, this could be even better if I can actually read it or it turned into a book since I prefer it rather than sitting in my ass all day watching and reading subtitles. Then, I tried reading the manga version but I wasn't hooked. Then I dug dipper and found AO3.
When I found it, I decided that it was my heaven on Earth. The authors are SUPERB. The tropes and concept aren't third-rate at all. So, after I stumbled into that, I read and read and read again and again and again. Long story short, it got me back to reading and even better that it got me into M/M romances.
The sad thing though, AO3 isn't recognized much by readers. It's actually devastating because there are a lot of authors out there who write spectacularly. They don't settle for anything cliché at all. They have their own identity and style in writing. I just hope that what I'm doing can get them recognized and have their books reach a lot of people.
I get that most people aren't into fics but you will really miss out on a lot of great stories. It wouldn't hurt to give it a shot and support these authors. We can just think of it like a normal novel but the characters have the names of anime characters or celebrities.
So here it goes.
*It all ended in a HEA. Also, AO3 allows its readers to download... keep reading on reddit ➡
Strict Proctor - 1W
Whenever a permanent entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability to trigger,
counter that ability unless its controller pays 2.
"You might believe being dead for centuries has made me more lenient. I think you'll find the opposite to be true."
My husband and I have some clear boundaries for birth and for visitors after birth. I let some of my family members know a few of the rules and was met with a lot of pushback. I guess I’m just wanting a reality check and/or validation from others having to make these same decisions and boundaries... Our rules are:
No visitors in hospital(if allowed by October) for the first 12-24 hours after delivery so my husband and I can bond with our baby.
In-hospital visitors will have to call and ask permission before they arrive(to prevent over crowding and align with hospital/covid guidelines at the time).
Visitors at home will have to call and ask permission before showing up. If visitors show up unannounced we may not even answer the door depending on how we’re feeling/how the baby is doing. Visitors will also be required to be vaccinated and will have to wash hands before holding baby(if unable to be vaccinated due to age/CDC protocol we may make exceptions but those will be required to wear masks over nose and mouth for entire visit). There will be no kissing the baby’s face, head, or hands. No photos of baby and definitely no sharing pictures on social media(unless specific permission is given).
If mom or dad asks to hold the baby(no matter which family member is holding them) that person has to give the baby back to the parents. It bothers me so much when people ask for their baby back and are told no by grandma, auntie, whoever..
Anyone who can’t respect these requests will have very limited visitation time. We’re learning to be new parents and that’s hard enough without being steamrolled by others wants/expectations of our birth and baby experience.
So am I being super irrational?
Thanks for letting me vent. 😁
Symmetrical hatebear seems nice in D&T, though it does shut down Batterskull. Could be a nice piece vs Niv Mizzet and other ETB effects that Hushbringer and the like don't stop.
True, the law does make provisions for self defense, but the law makes many conditions on what actually constitutes self-defense. People who were merely defending themselves, their homes, their cars, or their businesses from would-be criminals have been prosecuted while the actual criminals have gotten off scot-free due to technicalities.
If your life is at risk, you don't have time to think about all the legal technicalities of your actions. Worst case scenario, is that you panic and you shoot someone. Anyone committing a crime, in theory, loses their rights once they begin the crime. In an ideal world, one should be allowed to use force to protect life and property or to repel potential attackers.
So I'm 12 yrs old turning 13 this year and I'm a little fed up of my parents and the way they treat me.Per day I can only play video games for 20 minutes my parents ground me if I dont do well in a test even if I try my best.I have lots of chores to do but when I get angry at my parents for something wrong that they did they say that I'm overreacting and that I live under their roof.
So are my parents considered strict?
Update: I do get 87 to 90 percent on most of my tests and even have a scholarship for a highschool next year but that for all the support.
Edit: Thanks so much for the support and advice and thanks to all of you.You have made me appreciate my parents more and I believe that with time restrictions will ease up.Thanks sooo much.Goodluck to all for you sincerely.Thank you
> Creature -- Spirit Cleric
> Whenever a permanent entering the battlefield causes a triggered ability to trigger, counter that ability unless its controller pays (2)
Potentially usable as a cheap hatebear to stop a number of effects, most notably [[Thassa's Oracle]] E: And Isochron Scepter, since Imprint is an ETB. Worse than [[Hushbringer]] in most cases, but it hits non-creature ETBs and can also do some neat tricks with ETB sacrifice triggers such as [[Lotus Field]], though that seems more useful in casual games. Unfortunately, not a hit for Winota, but it's a cheap creature you can attack with at least.