Anonymous said: How to deal with basic bitches in your ballet class who think they're swan queens when they ain't?
@3 weeks ago with 221 notes
hiss at them and bite their ankles
#imsolansing. Let’s talk about this, guys. How about we start off with why everyone’s panties are in a damn bunch over a simple hashtag? More than what the hashtag is intended for, I have seen numerous complaints about how stupid “#imsolansing” is, and I’m absolutely fed up with the negativity. First, what is so wrong with a city that has so much to offer? Second, why is it impossible for people to want to celebrate that city without being subject to ridicule? What is so wrong with loving, or even just liking the place that you’re from, or currently live, to the point where it’s not even socially acceptable to do so? The hashtag is a celebration and appreciation of Lansing. There’s no reason to punish people for that. Constantly degrading your city will not make it better; it will only make you hate it more, and that negativity will spread. No, Lansing is not perfect; it needs a lot of work. But the efforts I’ve seen that are being put into improving the quality of Lansing and maintaining the already great aspects of it are amazing. Our small businesses here are thriving, and the local performing arts scene is beyond wonderful. The teachers I’ve had during my education in Lansing are some of the strongest, hardest working, most patient, and most intelligent people I have met. The students in our schools offer so many different cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Unfortunately, those of us who decide to hate Lansing can’t see past the negative. While it is important to recognize what is wrong with our city so we can improve it, we can’t just stop at the point of noticing bad things and not doing anything about them. If I still haven’t managed to convince you that Lansing isn’t such a terrible place, and you still want to complain, maybe you should reconsider living here in the first place, or at least allow everyone who actually likes it here to appreciate Lansing. If you’re willing to actually DO something about what you don’t like about Lansing, be my guest and complain as long as you offer a solution to improve whatever it is you don’t like. I’m proud of where I’m from. To those of you who can’t appreciate it, I’m sorry; your loss.@2 months ago with 1 note