What we talk about when we talk about talking about people.
Caitlin told us this week’s visual diary is about her “current feelings about the university application process.”
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RUBYYYYYYY YAY I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU
this child here (stellaberlin) read ruby’s/your entry aloud 2 me via the phone and we FEEL SO HAPPY 4 U
Britney it’s like if you’re a happy, balanced teenager that doesnt go out risk-taking and defying the power and sneaking out and smoking pot and being angry then there’s something wrong with you.
What’s wrong with being happy
Even on this site sometimes I see constant anger and hatred and angst. Even though this anger is completely acceptable and understandable, I find myself to be a more pessimistic and hateful person in terms of my feminist values after joining Rookie.
Sometimes you just have to step back and breathe and know that beautiful things can be created from happiness, not anger and hatred.
I love the Rookie community and the support and kindness that everybody shares and I agree with its principles, but I think more anger only hurts everybody in the end.
i completely disagree. yeah there is a lot of angst, but we are teenagers and that is what we relate to. maybe its just because a lot of other feminist sites feel exclusive, or patronizing toward my demographic, but i think that rookie consistently offers a more optimistic outlook. i find the content empowering and think that if anything, rookie has made me a nicer, more aware person.
there’s nothing wrong with being happy (and i feel like there’s SO MUCH appreciation 4 the beautiful things on here, honestly), but inevitably as a teenager you will be frustrated and angsty and rookie lets you know that you will survive that/there are beautiful things/your anger is valid. like what i feel like britney is saying is that when anger consumes you and you have no ability to seek out the great things without being reminded of all that you’re angry about, that’s when it gets dull. you don’t want to spend all the time being angry as a default because it’s not really productive/doing anything for anybody except sorta wasting your time. anger isn’t, like, “the answer” but it’s something that as a teen u can’t really prevent feeling @ times.
That’s awesome Ruby
rubyyyy i’m so happy for you <3
And ruby, I’m so happy for you!
There’s always been a special place in my heart for your diary entries, Ruby, and it honestly made my day better knowing your happier. Your incredible, quite honestly. I have my own troubles with my thoughts (i have extreme anxiety with germs and constantly am down on my self), but your happy through all your much bigger troubles, and that makes you pretty rad. Lotsa Love!
tiny baby trigger warning for eating disorders a lil bit in here fyi…
Ruby and Britney- I’m getting such positive vibes from these entries. Thank you for reminding me that cynicism does not make me better it just makes me sad. The past few days I’ve been trying so hard to revert back to who I was a year ago, isolating myself from people and from food and just going through the motions hating everything and shrinking and finding solace in self-loathing. But that’s so silly and unproductive and I don’t deserve it and you don’t deserve it no one deserves it !!
Naomi- I feel those whoa-people’s-perception-and-discussion-of-other-people-whoooaaa feels.
ruby, this made me so happy. i can relate to your previous struggles and i hope one day i can relate to your euphoria.
Oh Ruby, I’m happy that you’re happy <3
Totally feel that Britney <3
Ruby! I’m so happy for you, girl! Being in love is so awesome.
Ruby! My heart is swelling, my smile is growing, and what is this water in my eyes? xx
“I’d like to go to her house and just lie down and not speak and just look at the knickknacks that fill every wall and every corner and let Ruby the cat sit on me and I wouldn’t have to say or do anything. I could just exist.”
Naomi, i am in love with this.
Ruby’s entry honestly just made my heart light up with so much joy. Reading these things that make me so happy are why I have loved Rookie for so long
RUBY. I don’t know if you read these comments, but I hope that you do, because I have something IMPORTANT to tell you!
I’ve been reading Rookie literally every single day for the past two years, and this is the first time that I’ve ever commented on anything (so this is a Big Deal).
Your diary entries are probably my favourite thing on Rookie — I look forward to them every week. I just wanted to let you know that I think that you are an incredibly awesome person and writer. Your piece today literally made me so happy. I am so so so glad that you’re doing well, and your guy sounds lovely :)
Please keep being amazing forever and ever and ever. You have such a talent with words, and I feel so lucky that I get to read your writing every week.
On a scale of 1 to Fantastic, you’re, like, Fantastic x 500. Thank you so much for giving us these weekly glimpses into your life.
this has nothing to do with anything but i found this website that i think everyone will love. it contains shows, commercials news etc from the 90′s, in the shape of a tv. it only works for desktop though
Ruby; i am so so so so so SO happy for you!!!=)
Aww Ruby, this made me so happy for you! <3
Oh, my gosh. Ruby, my heart is warmed right now. There’s just so much real feels now. I am happy because you are happy, Ruby. :)
I am seriously so happy because of your great news!! stay rad my dear <3
Britney, your words really makes sense to me, and I feel very much the same. Once I started to feel like it´s ok to not have the most dramatic life, things got more comfortable. xx
ruby ruby ruby hooray hurrah !!!!!!!
RUBY I know what you mean, I’m so so happy for you!
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