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Awesome progress especially at only 5 months! Mine are probably about where yours are progress-wise at 1 year and 7 months :P
You should post up photos so we can give you some feedback on how they are coming along. Sometimes the best thing is to have people that know what you're going through take a look at your progress and compare it to what they have experienced and give you encouragement. The best thing I've personally learned about growing dreadlocks is letting go. Over time they become more and more special and going through the process really teaches you patience. I'm sure they are coming along beautifully, keep it up. Seven months isn't long for a lot of hair types to start maturing. Most of mine are still in teenage stages and I'm nearly a year and a half in. :P And I love mine more and more every day. Best of luck!
That's about how my hair looked at seven months... just sayin'. :P
Check out my timeline, we have similar progress about that time. The washing and tams and stuff may help speed it up a little bit, but ultimately I truly just think it's a matter of everyone's hair dreads differently, at different speeds. Don't let it discourage you. Once you have some killer progress you will be so proud of it because of the patience you had and the amazing way it all forms that it won't even matter how long it took.
So lately i have been thinking a lot about the direction my life is taking and where it is taking me on a spiritual level. I recently started a new job at a place that makes me so miserable and stressed out that I almost feel like Im losing myself. Im finding it harder and harder not to let myself slump into a depression. I feel trapped, like the money I am making is the only thing keeping my family and I from having no food or a roof over our heads. But all that aside, I have been wondering to myself what else is out there, what could I do as a career that would actually mean something to me and make me feel like Im making a difference in the world? I would love to have a career helping our planet or animals, because that is what I truely love. Does anyone out there have any tips or job ideas or opportunities that could help me find something that will put purpose back into my life? All these corporate jobs and big companies literally make me not feel like myself and my family and dreads (as silly as it sounds) are the only things that make me happy anymore. Please, any kind of advise or experiences you all have would mean so much to me.
I really hate conflict and usually try to avoid such things, but your post just really made me frustrated. I felt bad for you up until this point, because I understood you were angry and maybe you said things in a way that wasn't meant to be taken, but this post just confirmed that you meant every bit of it, plus more.
"One of those people trying hard to look at sexism"? You really don't have to look for it in your last post. Really. You're implying that all women are a certain way, which is ignorant, and I don't care how you try to justify it with "statistics". And I think its hilarious you're trying to use statistics based on what your personal OPINION is. Because somehow that's supposed to make it any less sexist...?
"I don't think I've seen even 1 instance where a blind woman screams sexist and it actually is a good time to pull that card" ...based on what your opinion on "sexist" is, I would assume not.
"So from my post you decided what? I hate woman? I think less of woman? Lets be serious, because they think they can care for every thing in the world, and let their motherly instinct often cause more pain then good, I must hate woman and hope they stay under me forever right?" STAY UNDER YOU FOREVER? Not to outshine all the other train wrecks in this post, but that last statement was just outright awful. So what is a sexist? Someone who thinks women are beneath them? That women shouldn't be taken seriously? Seems like you already think women are beneath you, because CLEARLY, by what you said, maybe someday we could hope to not "be under you" anymore.
"And you know what? Big Bother Babylon America loves it. Anything he can do to control the population, anything he can do to get money out of people, Anything he can do to make acts forbidden in the bible a part of peoples daily lives...And the blind will follow." Speaking of shoving things down throats, I'm not an Anti-Christian. I respect all cultures and religions. But when it comes to government "shoving things down throats", you forgot to mention how religion is one of those things. But I guess its okay for the government to force children to say "under God" in the pledge of allegiance and have "in God we trust" on our currency, among many other things, since it is your religion. But if its sexual freedom, it's a bad thing. Makes sense, except not really.
"If Jesus/Jehova/Buddah/Whatever god you believe in comes to save the people of earth, guess what? He is going to HEAL the people of sickness, and being GAY is one of those sicknesses, its a mental defect, wrong from both scientific and religious stand points...When the time of healing comes, this plague will pass, so why should I waste my time sugar coating these peoples issue's?? Its a mental defect...Its that simple." Well hopefully he will heal the mental defects that truly matter, like ignorance and hate. Because, personally, I don't think it's SICK for people to love one another, whether you're a man or a woman. Religion has caused a lot of war and murder. I have never heard of love doing those things.
I could go on and on about this post. But I'll just leave it at that.
Rude Bwoy said:
Speaking as if woman are like what? Unable to not take in stray animals, or find new animals to take in regardless of rather or not they can stick with it long term? Over extending them self trying to care for something they dont have the means to take care of.
I mean, what did I REALLY say that would offend woman that much? Nothing really right? Your just one of those people who are trying to hard to look for sexism etc.
Here is a fun fact, most stereotypes are there for a good reason. Because when doing a vast generalization of someone/something/a race/ a group of people, they tend to be ->True<- In a lot of cases.
99% of woman can't turn down helping an animal in need. To be honest I really don't care that your upset or took offense to me saying "Of course being a woman she thinks its a good idea to take in another animal." The rest was directed at her personally.
If you can't accept the fact that groups of like minded people often share the same tendencies, well that is not really my problem now is it? I don't think I've seen even 1 instance where a blind woman screams sexist and it actually is a good time to pull that card. Its like you find the most meaningless unimportant situations to start screaming about sexism.
So from my post you decided what? I hate woman? I think less of woman? Lets be serious, because they think they can care for every thing in the world, and let their motherly instinct often cause more pain then good, I must hate woman and hope they stay under me forever right?
Yeah whatever, your just over sensitive and your looking for a reason to pity yourself or say you were being attacked in some way. Pro-tip. This is what the majority of woman do who say sexism. <-Yup that is a generalization. If it doesn't fit you, power to you, it still fits the majority of the other ones. =D
Even if you break it down to race, go for it. A lot of racial stereotypes ARE TRUE. That doesn't mean you have to hate and entire race of people because you don't agree with one of them, and it doesn't stop you from giving people a chance to prove that wrong.
As far as the whole gay thing. Yeah I use gay, I use faggot etc. as a deragatory term. And I will continue to do so my entire life. I always have, I always will. And to be honest, I generally have more "Hate" towards the person I am using that term against then I do with actual gay people.
I don't like gay people specifically, but I don't hate them just because they are mentally retarded. Its just a form of mental retardation, and to be fair...I feel really uncomfortable around retarded people, even old people if you can't think clearly for yourself I do have a slight phobia of being around you. Obviously gay people are able to live/survive in today's world and can self sustain so I am more comfortable around them then a normal retard.
But this whole over sensitive gay rights movement makes me sick. The way these gay people corrupt and persuade children in to thinking they are gay before they are even old enough to be thinking about sexual preference...
Fact - If everyone woke up gay tom. That would be the end of humanity as we know it, no more babies, no more human race. Its really that simple, and that is how I look at it.
I don't care what word you use to insult someone, "Gay, Stupid, Ugly, Bad, Fat, Skinny, Funny, Dumb, Retarded." its all the same. Excuse me for not being over sensitive towards gays, if you want to sit here and tell me you don't insult, or have never insulted anyone. Go for it...
If you want to sit here and tell me, dogs don't smell each others ass, or most men don't eat pizza. Go for it, your lying to me and your lying to yourself. Nothing I did or said here was any more extreme then what we do or say on the average day.
If your all wrapped up in this Anti-God/Lets turn the babies gay movement. Good for you, Personally I want nothing to do with that. And I'm not going to change my actions or the way I live to support or make it easier for a group of people who run around waving a cardinal sin in every ones face as if it's some special power they were born with.
About the situation - Dog ended up getting Adopted after 2 days of being at the pound. =D Hopefully someone is treating him well.
About the rest of it - I'm not a Fairy, I don't live among Unicorns and Rainbows. Shit happens in life that i don't agree with, and I am 100% willing to speak my mind about it.
I think its REALLY suspect how this homosexuality fad is taking off across the world or more specifically America...When you look at the media, when you look at ANYTHING they are basically driving homosexuality down our childrens throats. Hell, you can find 12 or 13 year old KIDS who swear up and down they are gay and life is going to be so hard for them. WHO THE FUCK HAS A 12 YEAR OLD KID THAT IS THINKING ABOUT SEX OR SEXUAL PREFERENCE?? MAYBE IF THE GAY PEOPLE STFU ABOUT THE SHIT, LET IT BE A NATURAL THING, STOP TURNING IT INTO A PROBLEM, STOP PUBLICIZING IT. Your not even giving the kids a fair chance, your just driving sex down their throat from the second they open their eyes.
And you know what? Big Bother Babylon America loves it. Anything he can do to control the population, anything he can do to get money out of people, Anything he can do to make acts forbidden in the bible a part of peoples daily lives...And the blind will follow.
TLDR: I don't mind gay people, But I absolutely hate and disagree with ANY gay rights movements or activism.
I don't hate woman, and I'm not looking down on woman for taking in animals they can't care for...
A lot of stereotypes are true. I'm not going to sugar coat everything just because your to spaced out to hear reality.
-If there were no problems in the world, no one would be talking about them!- I'd rather wake up tom. and the mental defect of being gay is rid from then world, that would make me a lot more happy then waking up tom. and everyone just magically accepted gay people.
If Jesus/Jehova/Buddah/Whatever god you believe in comes to save the people of earth, guess what? He is going to HEAL the people of sickness, and being GAY is one of those sicknesses, its a mental defect, wrong from both scientific and religious stand points...When the time of healing comes, this plague will pass, so why should I waste my time sugar coating these peoples issue's?? Its a mental defect...Its that simple....
Amanda Clouse said:
If he said instead, "and of course she's black so blah blah...", it wouldn't be acceptable. Even though he is angry, there would be NO excuse for racism. Well, I feel the same goes for sexism. I would never make a generalization about men, even when mad, because I don't think that way. Excusing it because he is peeved at his sister is not a valid and acceptable excuse in my opinion.
Speaking as if all women are like that was an unnecessary inclusion in his post and the point, I am assuming, he is trying to get across (I did stop reading after the sexist sentence).
He has the freedom to feel however he wants about women, but when posting ignorant remarks like that, he should expect backlash from people who are bothered by said ignorance.
"Of course, she is a woman so she thought it would be a good idea to get another dog to raise, and eventually discard like unwanted trash."
Amanda Clouse said:
I couldn't read anything after you said, "Of course she is a woman so..."! I'm not interested in reading something by a sexist.