The Crisis Facing America
Me: I should go out more often, to be more "cultured" and not seem too much like a hermit.
Also me: *gets invited to an event that starts at 8:30.
But Judge Judy comes on at 10???
*hems and haws about looking decent*
*hems and haws whilst traveling to said event*
*hems and haws about the scores of other people there. Tries to fight off impending anxious feelings*
*spends the next half an hour staring at someone, battling internal monologue because I think this person who seems interesting/a smoker will reject me simply for saying hi*
*Finally talks to interesting person/smoker, and exchange IG info because I'm low-key desperately trying to get more friends*
*is completely wiped out from that one exchange, hems and haws back home*
*arrives home just in time for Judge Judy and the Sims*
"There are, of course, many worse things for companies to sell us than the idea that taking time for yourself is a nice thing to do, but it is worth looking carefully at what’s happening here. The concept of self-care, which used to be about recognizing your own self-worth in a racist, misogynistic, capitalist society that tries to demean you, is now also a really great way for corporations to make a few bucks. Insisting on your own value as a person, regardless of your wealth or social status, becomes valuable precisely for the amount of money a company can make from it."
Also, perhaps it's because I'm melanated, but I've never had the desire to have toilet-colored skin.
This sort of puts the whole "I Got Into An Exclusive Sex Party And Was Underwhelmed" articles where the entry fee is a mere $200 to shame.