I used to think, when I was younger and more naive, that there was a clear-cut distinction between good guys and bad guys.
But the fact that the Tumblr Social Justice clique is ostensibly on the side of good obviously disproves that.
Raising a child is like taking care of someone who’s on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad.
Ron Funches (via lazybookreviews)
this explains a lot about parenting.
It kind of does.
Because that’s the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren’t monsters, they’re liars.Ask Chris #81: Scooby-Doo and Secular Humanism (via missshirley)
I can’t imagine how scandalized those critics who were relieved to have something that was mild enough to not excite their kids would’ve been if they’d stopped for a second and realized what was actually going on. The very first rule of Scooby-Doo, the single premise that sits at the heart of their adventures, is that the world is full of grown-ups who lie to kids, and that it’s up to those kids to figure out what those lies are and call them on it, even if there are other adults who believe those lies with every fiber of their being. And the way that you win isn’t through supernatural powers, or even through fighting. The way that you win is by doing the most dangerous thing that any person being lied to by someone in power can do: You think.
I consistently forget these tricks. Now I have a visual. Thanks, Internet.
I wish I’d known this in undergrad.
Sending this to my coworkers on Monday.