From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: A social security number, a gender, a race, a profession or an I.Q. I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in, rather than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies? Would we still be able to exist if we were authentically 'un-contained'?
i have been so humbled by this whole process of school and career building
i haven’t felt comfortable celebrating victories yet
they are steps in the right direction
and i can acknowledge the joy in learning and growing and personal achievement
but now isn’t the time for celebration
now is the time for work
My first ever tattoo, and it is of the Swahili symbol for “Hakuna Matata” which also means “No Worries”. People always assume it is of a treble clef, but they would be sadly mistaken. I love this tattoo because no only does it express a certain attribute of myself I would like to improve on (too worrisome), but it also is a way of expressing my love for The Lion King. Growing up, I believed I was a real lion, and my zodiac symbol being a leo, didn’t help my case at all. I would definitely say though, my spirit animal is a lion. This tattoo was done by a friend of a friend of mine in Battleground, Washington. His name is James Atchley, and he is actually doing more ink on me soon. He rocks by the way!
Except that Swahili is written using the Roman alphabet, so the Swahili symbol for “hakuna matata” is actually…wait for it…”hakuna matata.” Which, given that the internet exists, would have taken you literally five seconds to figure out, if you could have been bothered to do even the teensiest bit of research on the symbol you were going to be carrying around on the back of your neck for the rest of your godforsaken life. Especially since the top result for “Hakuna matata Swahili Symbol” is a Yahoo Answers page in which someone asks, “What is the history of the Swahili symbol for Hakuna matata?” and is repeatedly told “THERE IS NO SWAHILI SYMBOL FOR HAKUNA MATATA.” Here’s a clue, lady, if fucking Yahoo Answers is smarter than you, then you aren’t just “sadly mistaken,” you are dumb as fucking shit.
Oh, and not that this really rates on the grand scale of your massive ineptitude at life…but if, when you were a kid, you thought you were a real lion, then, setting aside the fact that astrology is made-up nonsense that only idiots believe, the fact that your zodiac sign was a Leo would have helped your case. Because of how Leo is a lion. And so were you, at least in your stupid head.
Unfortunately, in that instance you were also “sadly mistaken” because it turns out that your spirit animal isn’t actually a lion at all. It’s some stupid lazy garbage animal that I made up in my head just now, but that I’m going to pretend is real because I feel like it.
Swahili is written either using the Arabic script or the Latin script. The first time I saw this symbol was in a Korean film called “200 Pound Beauty” and they said that it was an “African symbol” that translates to Hakuna Matata. People need to do their research before getting tattoos like this.
It’s literally just treble clef with a kick stand
white folks out here getting marked with some bullshit for life trying to be different
Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.