Your mother explained what that was by saying
‘It’s when you set fire to yourself
so others will compliment the light
of your burning.’ Taken from the poem Dark Black by Indigo Williams
i developed a self-depreciating sense of humor as a method of coping with my insecurities and social anxiety because it’s a lot easier to deal with people laughing at you when you’ve already beaten them to the punch by laughing at yourself
Photos showing example hair styles hang inside a hair salon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Feb. 20, 2013. North Korean women have a choice of 18 officially sanctioned haircuts which have been approved by officials wanting to clamp down on western influences. Likewise, the strict guidelines also apply for men.
[Credit : David Guttenfelder/AP]