Fun shark attack facts:
- In 1996, toilets injured 43,000 Americans. Sharks injured 13.
- In 1996, 2,600 Americans were injured by room fresheners. Sharks injured 13.
- In 1996, buckets and pails injured almost 11,000 Americans. Sharks injured 13.
- For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.
- Humans are assholes.
- Sharks are not assholes.
- Apparently everyone in 1996 lived in a real-life infomercial.
Sometimes you hear someone’s names for their children and you wonder if they got confused and took the list of prospective names for their new cat to the registry office instead.
I came to believe what people said about me, because so many said the same thing, and the realization that I was defective hurt. I became shyer, more withdrawn. I began to read about deviant personalities and wonder if I would one day “go bad.”—
"Look Me in the Eye" — John Elder Robinson(via grahamblooming)
There is so much noise and touch and chaos and sensation going on at the moment that I want to explode or implode or run from the room screaming, and this makes me want to go and shake the psychiatrist by the throat and shout, ‘you didn’t listen to any of this. You didn’t take any of this in. You didn’t care about the way the world overwhelms me and confuses me. You just cared about not labelling and about me not being male and about the fact that I understand metaphor.’ I want to either rip myself apart or shut myself away and I don’t know what, but I know that most people don’t react like that to a room full of their family. Most people don’t feel nauseous at a wall of noise and voices overlapping. Most people aren’t blank faced at jokes, knowing they should be funny but missing the point. Yes, everyone finds life bloody difficult, but not everyone finds it bloody difficult in this way.