If a child has a knife, and cuts itself, who’s to blame? Not the child, nor the knife, but the moron who let the child gain access to the knife.
The same rule applies to guns in America, if you give free access to lethal firearms, people get shot and killed. It’s as simple as that.
So, where the 2nd Amendment once may have been applicable, I’d like to think we’ve moved on from our gunslinging days. The only freedom it grants now is the freedom for a fundamental lack of common sense to prevail, causing the preventable death of thousands.
Better get prepared - shit will I remember all of this - I hope I’m good enough - oh this’ll be horrible - it won’t be too bad, my research is solid
In the viva:
Hi everyone, this is quite nice - this is what my research is about, I hope you like it (and go easy on me) - what!? How am I going to answer that? - fuck, I’m not good enough for this - you horrible bastard - I don’t understand - why am I even doing this? - why did I choose THIS? I should have just got a normal job - what’s the meaning of life? - I’m worthless and want to die - phew I’m glad that’s over, but my face is really hot and my brain is mush and I don’t think that went so well - that was horrible, and I’m not cut out for this
After the panel has talked and invite you back in:
What!? I did good!? No revisions!? - you could have let on, you were horrible - I still hate you a bit, don’t try and be nice now - yessssss I’m awesome - SCIENCE - shit, I have a hell of a lot more work to do - neeeeeed cofffeeeeee
it’s not bad or selfish or wrong to desire attention and love when you are feeling ill and upset. sometimes, you need other people to keep you afloat. that’s okay. you are not a burden. being needy is not a bad thing. you deserve to be cared for. it’s okay to ask for help.
“One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine, just because it suits their worldview—not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The really striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases… but people prefer reassurance to research.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson (via galaxyclusters)