I’m so drained, my emotions literally feel tired. And that’s exactly what I am, tired. Tired of over thinking situations. Tired of crying senseless. Tired of feeling like I don’t matter or compare. Tired of feeling stupid for caring as much as I do n not getting it in return. Tired of second guessing myself. Tired of this smile I can’t help but to have while at the same time trying to mend my feelings. Cause these fuckers stay hurt. Tired of imagining this being great, instead of it just being. Tired of fighting with myself to fight for this. Tired of calming myself down. Tired of having to make myself be myself…I’m just so tired. I need a nap.
School is really important: Reading, writing, arithmetic. But what they tend to do is teach you reading, writing, arithmetic…then teach you reading, writing, arithmetic again. Then again, then again, just making it harder and harder just to keep you busy. And that’s where I think they messed up. There should be a class on drugs. There should be a class on sex education. No, REAL sex education class, not just pictures and illogical terms…There should be a class on scams, there should be a class on religious cults, there should be a class on police brutality, there should be a class on apartheid, there should be a class on racism in America, there should be a class on why people are hungry, but there not, their class is on…gym….Their class is like Algebra. we have yet to go a store and said, “Can I have X Y + 2 and give me my Y change back, thank you.” You know?…Like foreign languages. I think that they are important, but I don’t think it should be required. Actually, they should be teaching you English, and then teach you how to understand double talk, politician’s double talk. Not teaching you how to understand French and Spanish and GERMAN. When am I going to Germany? I can’t afford to pay my rent in America! How am I going to Germany?
—Tupac, Age 17 On the Topic of Education, 1988.
Ernest Borgnine, who died on Sunday of apparent kidney failure at age 95, may have won an Oscar and may be remembered for his roles in the film “Marty” and the sitcom “McHale’s Navy,” but to an entire generation of kids, he’s Mermaid Man from “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
Right in the childhood.