I’ve decided my bard/evangelist for an upcoming D and D campaign uses the banjo as his instrument of choice (it’s a Western setting).
so I’m looking up appropriate banjo music for each of his bardic music abilities.
am I cool yet?
Trying to remember this today.
coping with feelings of worthlessness
this is so great except for the phrase ‘poor choices.’ lets reframe the idea of ‘poor choices’ right now - ‘poor choices’ attaches some sort of universal morality to folks’ experiences in a way that isnt helpful at all. addiction isn’t a choice. toxic relationships (esp abusive relationships) aren’t as simple as being a ‘choice.’ being unable to leave a job that wasnt fulfilling (due to, i betcha more often than not, classist and/or racist and/or other systemically-oppressive bullshit) isn’t always a choice.
the word ‘choice’ implies to me that there is some vacuum where systemic oppression doesnt exist and somehow people choosing to treat others like crap (which i DO believe is a choice, even when there are very understandable contexts like a history of trauma etc) and carrying around the weight of a drug or other addiction is just an easy cakewalk of an experience. and that
which its not
I reblogged the quote because I thought it was a good reminder to stop being so hard on myself for “wasting” stretches of my life, but now I like it better with zapatos’ commentary. Thanks for adding that!