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.
I’m just fucking sick of being alone. This isn’t how I wanted my life to be. Then in the end of the day there is no one to blame but yourself so that’s a great fucking cherry on top.