oliviatheelf:

You don’t have to be 100% vegan or vegetarian to make a huge difference. Do what you can to make the world a better and more moral place. By: Chris Collins
"If you were to be vegetarian or vegan only one day per week, you could make a huge difference. If you were to only eat meat one day per week you’d make an even bigger difference. We can begin to change the world by showing businesses that their horrible practices in slaughtering and exploiting animals is wrong and not profitable. The more we purchase foods and products that come from bad practices, the more they will keep stocking the shelves. If we all banded together, we could change things (and quickly). I’m not asking you to do anything other than help make the world a better place. I’m not attacking your love of bacon, I’m just asking you to wonder where that bacon comes from and make sure you’re not contributing to something terrible. That being said, I am 100% vegan and love it. If I had my way, everyone would be vegan, but I realize that’s not realistic and that some people may never value these issues as much as I do. However, I do think that if everyone were informed about the realities of where much of our meat comes from, they would be very willing to change their eating habits. When I hear people say, “Don’t tell me what happens to animals we eat, I don’t want to know!” it breaks my heart. How can you actively push away the truth when it means pain and evil for other beings? Just because humans are more intelligent than other animals does NOT mean we are better. It does not mean we can enslave other beings and abuse them. In fact, it probably means we have less right to do these things to them. They are innocent and in many cases kind. Too innocent and too kind to do anything about it… It is our responsibility as an intelligent and moral species to protect these animals from horrible tragedies. Animals do eat other animals as part of the circle of life, yes. But we are the only animal who turns that practice into something completely evil, immoral, and unbalanced. That’s the problem here and it needs to stop."

oliviatheelf:

You don’t have to be 100% vegan or vegetarian to make a huge difference. Do what you can to make the world a better and more moral place. 
By: Chris Collins

"If you were to be vegetarian or vegan only one day per week, you could make a huge difference. If you were to only eat meat one day per week you’d make an even bigger difference. We can begin to change the world by showing businesses that their horrible practices in slaughtering and exploiting animals is wrong and not profitable. The more we purchase foods and products that come from bad practices, the more they will keep stocking the shelves. If we all banded together, we could change things (and quickly). I’m not asking you to do anything other than help make the world a better place. I’m not attacking your love of bacon, I’m just asking you to wonder where that bacon comes from and make sure you’re not contributing to something terrible. That being said, I am 100% vegan and love it. If I had my way, everyone would be vegan, but I realize that’s not realistic and that some people may never value these issues as much as I do. However, I do think that if everyone were informed about the realities of where much of our meat comes from, they would be very willing to change their eating habits. When I hear people say, “Don’t tell me what happens to animals we eat, I don’t want to know!” it breaks my heart. How can you actively push away the truth when it means pain and evil for other beings? Just because humans are more intelligent than other animals does NOT mean we are better. It does not mean we can enslave other beings and abuse them. In fact, it probably means we have less right to do these things to them. They are innocent and in many cases kind. Too innocent and too kind to do anything about it… It is our responsibility as an intelligent and moral species to protect these animals from horrible tragedies. Animals do eat other animals as part of the circle of life, yes. But we are the only animal who turns that practice into something completely evil, immoral, and unbalanced. That’s the problem here and it needs to stop."

"No one will miss me", "I’m better off dead"

after-crisis:

When I worked at a non-profit that handled suicide prevention, I had access to the donation records. Each month, a specific man donated 15$ to our organization. It was like clockwork.. same day, same man, he had been doing this for over 4 years. It always seemed odd to me but I never questioned it… until I saw a note attached one month. "For Noah- Dad"

his donation was once his child’s allowance.

I can promise you, they would miss you for the rest of their lives.

On the bus going to the game

*ambulance zooms by*

Freshman: oooohh someone's getting arrested!!

O Prophet! Fear Allah, and do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Verily Allah is all-knowing, all-wise. Follow what is revealed to you from your Lord. Verily Allah is aware of what you do. Put your trust in Allah. Allah is a sufficient protector.

Al Ahzab 1-3

You refuse to forgive people, and yet on the Day of Judgment you will stand bare, begging Allah to forgive you.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Tuesday
•good hair day!!!!!
•first chem lab of the year; we barely finished even though we were ahead of all the other groups early on. I really hope we got a good grade!
•open house was bleh like always and a waste of time

Wednesday
•Tuesday I couldn’t keep my eyes open so I went to sleep at ~10:40 and neglected to read the English calendar, and ofc there was a quiz over some reading (that I got a 32 on ((*cries*)))
•chem test was harddd


1. I AM SO MAD AT WHOEVER STOLE MY TENNIS SHOES. GIVE THEM BACK. I HATE REHEARSING IN MARCHING SHOES.
2. Today is suicide prevention day.
3. Snapchat is showing different snaps from fashion week right now, and honestly they kind of make me want to be Blair Waldorf for the week???
4. Mosquitoes in sltx have tested positive for West Nile, and we have a game this week and hc pep rally/parade tomorrow and a rehearsal Saturday morning.

8:50 PM.

Biologists estimate that, by the end of this century, our exponentially increasing population and resource consumption could cause the irreversible loss of one-third to one-half of the world’s known different types of plants and animals.

I spend more time worrying than I do actually studying for apes

Anonymous asked
I cant get myself to start praying again. I feel like I will repeat my sins.

everfleeting:

Hey mate,

I’m glad this is on your mind. First, know that it’s okay. We all struggle with resorting to old habits, it’s normal, but remember to ask for forgiveness every time you do. When it’s time to pray, the most productive thing you can do is to put down whatever you’re doing and just go pray. Getting up is the hardest part with all the distractions around us. If you miss prayers, make them up as soon as you can. Try to go to sleep knowing you’ve prayed all five prayers of the day, and then try to become more consistent with them. You won’t be great at it in the beginning. Permanent, lasting change takes a long time. I’m still working on it myself, even though it’s been years.

May Allah make it easy for you, ameen =]

Do adults know the difference between an excuse and a reason


6 .a.m on a 10 hour-long road trip with my best friends heading home from the best music festival in the country

6 .a.m on a 10 hour-long road trip with my best friends heading home from the best music festival in the country

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