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Every day, think as you wake up:
Today I’m fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life and I’m not going to waste it. I’m going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I’m going to have kind thoughts towards others, I’m not going to get angry or think badly about others. I’m going to benefit others as much as I can.
- Dalai Lama
If sungjong had instagram? ALLOW MY WILD DELUSIONAL DREAM TO EXPLAIN WITH DOODLES *kicked*
My friend requested this in such a long time ago, but she requested it with local high school!au and to be honest i can’t get the feels right especially to sungjong, I’m not really good at that, then :(
I really like this. Sungjong is in a dress and heeled boots, he’s wearing makeup, and he’s doing dance moves that are closer to what girl groups do. However, his intention here is clearly not to be the usual “this is funny” drag we see in kpop. He also isn’t going for outright drag (at least not in a way that I am familiar with) and he changed the song he is singing to refer to himself as a man the whole time. Maybe he is intentionally playing with gender performance and expectations. Maybe he is just rocking an outfit that he knows he looks good in and is singing a song he likes and dancing how he likes. If that is the case, he is still going on stage and doing all of those things despite the fact that he is dressed and dancing in ways that are coded as being for girls while calling himself a man. I think it is great either way.
I don’t know much about him other than the fact that he has done girl group dances (more in the vein of Key and Kevin than JoKwon) and seems to have an “I’m tired of being called girly” thing happening a la Taemin recently. I also don’t now if this was before or after he started publicly being fed up with being called feminine a lot, but I think this is what might get me to actually start paying attention to Infinite.
there is nothing romantic about
- not knowing you’re beautiful
- loving someone until they learn to love themselves
please stop romanticizing low self esteem.
it’s one thing to love a person who happens to have low self esteem
it’s another thing to frame low self esteem as a desirable trait.