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That was super nice of them.

And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all.

American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.”


Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O

It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia:

Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor.[37] A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.[38]

So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it.

Part of growing up is learning how to survive in the world. Naturally, we all want to know that our parents love us and want to watch out for us. And yes, there have been tragedies that are related to teens. But the result of that has been paranoia. Teens have replaced postal workers as America’s cliched powder kegs. Either we’re “dangerous” or else so helpless that we need schools turned into armed camps to “protect” us. And freedom of expression becomes completely stifled, lyrics to music become suppressed, and everything gets blamed on Marilyn Manson or something.It’s like… everyone likes to look at things as black or white, except there are hues of grey and it’s all somewhere in the middle. Well, that’s what teens are— in the middle of being kids and being adults. Except we’re not as cute as kids, and adults condescend to us. Treat us like we’re kids while expecting us to be adults. No, “act” like adults. That’s what we’re told. Like it’s all a game. And it’s like adults are saying, “We have to help teenagers so they don’t napalm a nursery school or something”. Well, y’know what? We’re not the enemy, and we’re not babies to be protected! Maybe, like, what we need is less protecting and more be listened to!

(Source: robbiereyess)

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