A World Full of Somebodies

A World Full of Somebodies

A possible world peace solution?
Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. ~Kid President

Can we make this our new national anthem? Please? I love this! Can you even imagine if this is how we all lived our lives? I want to propose one result: there wouldn't be any more school shootings.

I don't think there'd be any more shootings period.

If we were constantly considering how everybody is a somebody -

no matter their race,

no matter their religion,

no matter their personality,

no matter their talents or lack thereof,

no matter what hurtful thing they did to us,

no matter our feelings -

I think this world's news would sound a lot different.

I think our hearts would look a lot different.

Sure, there are some people out there who have such rough outsides it's hard to find and bring out the good in them. But I think if we were all honest with ourselves, there are some rough things about each and every one of us that we have been very blessed to have people put up with. We've been blessed with support systems and resources that have helped us with our rough situations. Not everyone has that.

If we were always looking for ways to celebrate others and make them appreciate themselves, I think there'd be fewer suicide victims.

I think we'd be finding more cures to disease, more options for our government, more brilliant inventions if we were encouraging others to use their strengths.

I think there'd be less pride in our own abilities and more reliance on others.

At the same time, there'd be less insecurity and less pressure to maintain an image if we weren't under the impression that we needed to earn our "somebody" status.

All in all, I think this quote sums it up.

All the problems, the unrest, the despair, and tension.

It all comes down to mentally and actively making this world full of somebodies.

And it's something that every single person can do on their own to make a difference.

No government action needed.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.

If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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They raise little girls to be insecure

Little girls grow to be big girls

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Big girls aren't quite sure

Day after day the big girl can't keep up

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Her soul feels worn

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