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- Don’t Bite the Hook, Pema Chödrön
- Michelle K., Some
Spent the day scouring my books for tips and ideas with my team, came up with a solid two pages of notes too! And now I’m settled into my comfy bed with freshly washed sheets and starting a Band of Brothers marathon.
There are people who believe they have so much potential, that by the time their standard of success doesn’t come around, it becomes someone elses fault. These people are generally pretty lazy despite being kinda smart. They’re also really bitter, and everything is someone else’s fault.
the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
Person first language
- Glenda Millard, A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
- W.B. Yeats