humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

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John Ames2 months ago
Racism at Home
Canada, the true north strong and free. What that means to me is a promise, the promise of liberty. This country has been built on the idea of multiculturalism, people coming together despite their di...
Denise Willis2 months ago
Taking the Time
Jaylyn Andrews walked slowly along the sidewalk in the park with her head lowered. There was a cold breeze from the north and it only served to make her mood even worse. Today would be her last day on...
Sophia Mayfield2 months ago
Ogres Are Like Onions: Explaining the Layers People Don't See
I have been struggling with writer's block lately... so what did I do? I took to the internet, obviously. I found an article with a list of ideas for writing when you have that annoying creative slowd...
Aijalon Oliver3 months ago
Confessions of a People-Pleaser
For those of you who don't know, a people-pleaser is someone who is virtually the nicest person you've ever met. They are always very helpful and almost never say no. You can always count on them for ...
Paulina Pachel3 months ago
Dad's Parting Gift: Two Silver Rings
My mouth cringed as I saw the instructor swiftly and effortlessly bounce his two silver rings on the floor. They bounced right back into his firm grip. He looked up at his gasping students and grimace...
Judy Mae3 months ago
I Rented Myself Out for a Day
How does it feel to “rent” yourself out for a day? What does that even mean? Well, this concept of “renting” myself out was completely outlandish and has never crossed my mind until a month ago where ...
Judith Moore3 months ago
Empathy Is Painful, but Worth It
A girl is waiting for the school bus. She’s black, maybe 15-years-old, with her hair pulled into a tight bun. She’s wearing black flats and a yellow sundress that barely touches her knees. She’s holdi...
Maya Ann3 months ago
At Least 1 in 6 Males Has Been Sexually Assaulted in Their Lifetimes
I recently came across a Facebook post containing a photo of a young woman "twerking" on a male infant. Much to my surprise, the Facebook community found it amusing and I was utterly disgusted. This p...
Vega B3 months ago
People...
I no longer feel bad for not liking someone. I don’t feel guilty for having legitimate reasons for not wanting to help someone… let me explain. Society as a whole tells us, “Don’t judge a book by its ...
Francis Grace3 months ago
I'm Not Sorry
It's December 28, 2018. On the other side of the window there is snow gracefully floating to the ground—a relaxing visual as I sit on a love-seat alone—except I know that I'm not alone, that's just wh...
Suzana Burcuta3 months ago
What Makes the Life Unreal?
I used to believe life was a game that we were born to play and win. I believed that winners should live with other winners and losers with the other losers. But guess what? Life's not a game and nobo...
Elijah Taylor3 months ago
The Favor
As I'm driving down the freeway, I start to feel my eyes weigh heavy. I start to swerve left and right, and within minutes, I realize I am falling asleep at the wheel. I text the closest person that I...
Harmony Furrow3 months ago
Forgiveness
Forgiveness: The process of forgiving or being forgiven. In our lives, we all have to face forgiveness at one point or another. For some, it comes easy. For others, including myself, forgiveness isn't...
Cindy Brunswig3 months ago
Meaningful Relationships
Relationships are things that all humans long for. In my view relationships are some of the best things, but also some of the worst things. Some relationships have helped me strive in life, and some h...
Bailey Welki3 months ago
20s
As a freshly new 20-year-old I don’t have much to say about what happened in my twenties. Most of the time, if I’m being honest, I forget that I’m twenty. Someone will ask my age or make a comment abo...
Brooke Nicole3 months ago
Growing Up 'Redneck'
They may be just a pair of boots to you, but to us, it's our favorite pair of square toes. We know the soles are worn smooth and the leather is creased, but no, we don't care. We know that they make a...
Makayla Richards3 months ago
Who You Were Born as May Not Be the Person You Were Meant to Be
The definition of a person, let alone a gender, is fluid—who you love, what you were, what you stand for, and the life you choose to lead. Yet society seeks to oppress and silence the masses of women, young people, lesbians, gays, and transgender people. I read/watched three pieces that were all founded upon the central idea of gender and gender roles. The first piece is a spoken performance by Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists; the second piece is Bros Before Hos: The Guy Code by M...
Anna Dvorakova3 months ago
We Need to Stop Asking People to Bring Us Things from Abroad
I'm lucky to have friends who rarely ask me to bring them stuff from abroad. Actually, I often ask them if there is anything that I could bring them from the States to make them happy. And the only th...