Although I’m not living in that city.
“I understand what you want… from the few words I have heard you speak. You want land.”
—Flat Mouth [Aish-Ke-Vo-Go-Zhe, or Bird with Leaf Green Bill], Ojibwe leader at 1855 treaty
…proud to be living in a city that celebrates Indigenous People’s Day instead of reframing genocide as heroic exploration
“Self Esteem Attacks [similar to panic attacks] occur whenever a person with low self esteem does or says something that they afterwards deem to have been inappropriate, stupid, rude, obnoxious, off target, or inaccurate. At that time, the person may experience immediate remorse, excruciating anxiety, their heart racing, their face turning red, a sinking feeling of embarrassment, depression and/or devastation. Wishing they could sink into the floor or disappear, they may immediately look for a way to escape. They may feign illness, sneak out without saying anything, or just become totally silent, hoping not to be noticed. They will believe that everyone saw the blunder and is thinking poorly of them, maybe even laughing at them. This is a full blown Self-Esteem Attack that may last for minutes, hours, even days during which the person berates him or her self, and a fear remains of seeing anyone who was in attendance at the time the “mistake” was made… All people who suffer from low self-esteem have these attacks though they vary in degree of severity and in length depending upon how serious the person judges the gaffe, how highly they value the opinions of those in attendance, and what the supposed repercussions will be.”
"I am one of those who believe that the real will never find an irremovable basis till it rest upon the ideal."
|—||JOHN DEWEY, DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION|