Who gives a fucking midterm the day after Easter?
Cries. Studying this whole weekend instead of having adventures in SD with family and friends. :(
I know you’re going to read this and I hope you know I love you very much and all I want right now is to be in your arms and I don’t care how cheesy that sounds, it’s cold and a blanket simply doesn’t make me feel the way you do.
I’ve been sick but Angelo has been cooking me soup, buying me gatorade, and reminding me to take medicine :) and he’s been juggling focusing on his own work, too. Tbh I know I can take care of myself, but feeling loved and cared for is a feeling I would never turn away <3
I learned an important lesson today.
People come from all sorts of different upbringings. I think it’s always important to see what it’s like in someone else’s shoes before preparing for an argument. I mean, how can you argue against an opinion you don’t even understand? So if you don’t know what their perspective is, if you don’t know what a day in their life looks like or what their beliefs are - ask them. The worst things that could happen are (a) they could get in defensive mode and start an argument. In that case, just leave it alone - don’t even waste your time on them, they probably will try to prove their point without acknowledging a single thing you say; or (b) they’re uncomfortable with talking about themselves, so they’ll drop it and you’ll never understand their thinking process; or (c) they will tell you their perspective and you will tell them yours, but the conversation might get too heated and you can’t even agree to disagree.
Open-mindedness and willingness to understand each other are all I ask for in conversation. It will open many doors :)
The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.