can we talk about this lady please? How she was an elderly, single woman who literally left all of her property to her cats and how the artists could have just made her a stereotypical crazy old cat lady but instead they made her absolutely fabulous and graceful and she still twirls in front of her mirror like she’s pretending to be a princess at age 60/70/80-something?
This is a thing that I get a lot (and see happen a lot) and it’s really sad for many different reasons.
For one, please don’t make artists (or anyone with a skill you admire) feel bad because you wish you were better at said skill. Everyone is good at something but that something is made better due to lots of hard work and practice. So when people say those things it’s actually refusing to acknowledge all our time spent in bettering ourselves and the long road we walked to get there and guilt tripping us in a way.
And second, please don’t beat your own self up for not being at the level you wished you were. Again, it’s all about dedication. If you truly want to be better at something then DO IT. Yes it will be frustrating, yes there will be moments where you feel like you’re not gaining anything, but if you truly love something and want to be better at it then you work hard at it and your improvement will be apparent to you.
And don’t put a date on your improvement. Don’t feel like definitely in a X amount of days/month/year is when you’re going to be at the level you want. "I’ve been practicing for 4 months and I still suck!". Everyone improves at different rates but that does not make anyone better or worse than each other. We’re all different people and have different approaches and techniques to things, so if you set a date then that just may lead to disappointment and not to mention stress.
And just remember to have fun, you have to enjoy what you’re doing because if you don’t then why are you doing it? NOW GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING COOL.
for real. not to mention negativity is the worst worst worst conversation-maker ever.
it’s fine to have emotions. but once people let that shit start leaking out of their mouths like running water it’s uncomfortable for the other person.
it really is.
also kids shouldnt be scared of their parents. theres a difference between “im not gonna do this bad thing because i respect my parents and i dont want to disappoint them” and “im not gonna do this bad thing because im scared of what my parents will do to me if i do”
SOMEONE FUCKING PUT THIS ON A BILLBOARD CAUSE LITERALY THE AMOUNT OF PARENTS WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS FRIGHTENS ME
earlier today i was thinking about the thousands of girls who post videos on youtube reviewing makeup and talking about their fav products and making tutorials and how no girl has ever once done it just to impress men like literally that whole community exists just for girls because it’s something that so many of us enjoy and yet men still think that we wear makeup for them