John Legend - You & I (Nobody In The World)
They are young and old, cis and trans, straight and queer, in sickness and in health, and they come in countless colors, shapes, and sizes. They are women, and for four minutes and 15 seconds, John Legend pays them the basic respect that half the world’s population is routinely denied.
It is not a revolutionary video — at least, it shouldn’t be. Deceptively simple in form and function, You & I uses only a progression of medium shots of individual women. Presented with their totality, the differences fade away, and we are left with the fact that before anything else, women are simply and unignorably people.
That this is hailed as a radical political statement shows the sad state of our culture. But it makes such simple statements all the more important to make.
YES….No matter the sex, no matter the gender, no matter the orientation, no matter color, no matter the shape, no matter the size, no matter the religion…. We ALL are similar. Let us never forget, we ALL are human.
—Just One Of The Guys
"I’m not gonna break for you I’m not gonna pray for you I’m not gonna pay for you That’s not what ladies do"
Try - Colbie Caillat
An absolutely beautiful video. I hope all of my followers watch it and are as touched by the message as I was. <3
So beautiful. So important.
Thank you Colbie.
"Why should you care what THEY think of you?… When you’re all alone by yourself do YOU like you?…" ❤️
I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love… I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful.
Education doesn’t make you happy. Nor does freedom. We don’t become happy just because we’re free – if we are. Or because we’ve been educated – if we have. But because education may be the means by which we realize we are happy. It opens our eyes, our ears, tells us where delights are lurking, convinces us that there is only one freedom of any importance whatsoever, that of the mind, and gives us the assurance – the confidence – to walk the path our mind, our educated mind, offers.
R U OK?
3 words we perhaps don’t use often enough; 3 words that may change or even save someone’s life. We all have our own busy lives to take care of; and we all struggle at times, and that’s important. But as Brene Brown says, “Connection is why we’re here.” I think often we don’t reach out to help because we fear we don’t have the answers or the capacity to carry someone else’s baggage along with our own. But it doesn’t have to be a heavy conversation, there is immense value in the simple fact it shows you care. Maybe all you can offer is a hug, or a text, or a 5 minute chat; maybe it’s to encourage and guide towards the right help. These small gestures can make a BIG difference and help ease the feelings of loneliness and that no-one cares which are extremely prevalent in those suffering Mental Health issues. Empathise. You never know what’s going on in someone else’s life. Maybe that person is being a bitch because they’re stressed and exhausted. Don’t walk away, lean in; start a conversation; act with kindness - it’s a balm that soothes all souls. Asking for help isn’t always easy, and this is just another reason reaching out to each other is so important. Talking helps. It’s the reason I’m still here today. And I’m eternally grateful to the people in my life who were there during those dark times, who talked and listened and hugged and screamed and literally saved my life. #ruok #ruokday #mentalhealth #mentalillness #health #wellness #wellbeing #depression #suicide #eatingdisorders #recovery #healing #help #support #empathy #kindness #compassion #talk #connection #conversations #brenebrown #quotes #quoteoftheday #instaquote #inspiration #positive #life