"Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are." - I Am The Messenger, Markus Zusak
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.
if i was famous i would just knock on peoples doors and be like hello yes its me