Uber driver revealed that cheating and lies destroyed her relationship.
Cheating and lying aren’t struggles, they’re reasons to break up.
—Patti Callahan Henry
Водитель Убер призналась что обман и измена разрушили её отношения. 🚫
Austin, 19 years old. His story starts in Texas where he was born and raised. He was kicked out by his family for smoking weed. He had no place to go so he came to Nashville in search of work. He started working on a gas pipeline that made him a lot of money a week and started dating a woman who was living with her ex. He moved in with that woman and by that time, he had reevaluated some things in his life. He originally said he would never do drugs; he was a good kid. After he was kicked out, he thought, ’What else did I say I wouldn't do, but how would?’. What he told me was that is how he got all his tattoos. He has two fishhook tattoo because he loves fishing and the forearm tattoo was a tattoo he got with his girlfriend at the time. While staying with his girlfriend that was living with her ex, he had a dispute with him and left that sitstion. By that time, the pipeline job had dried up and he had no money, no job, no place, and is now homeless. It breaks my heart to know someone so young is homeless and in this state of life. It is just too young to be homeless. Any time is too young to be homeless, to be honest. I am working on ways of how to not solely display these individuals and help people understand they exist, but also propose solutions to the issues. It will an evolving process over time, so bear with me. #theunworthiescollection
(4/6) “I had a really interesting conversation with a former student a few weeks ago. We came to the conclusion that, generally speaking, all of us look for 2 things in our lives. Who we are, that sense of identity, and what is our purpose in this life. Especially with IB, you bust your ass for 2 years, but why? What’s the end result? What’s the objective? So you can go to uni? Okay, and then what? Get a job? Okay, get a wife a house and so on, follow the established pattern. Is that what our purpose is? Along the way, how do we know who we are, with all the other external forces doing a lot to try to define us? Especially in an environment where you’re exposed to a lot of things, many different cultures, and it begs the question, is ignorance really bliss? Would you have been better off staying in Malaysia, growing up with people like you, in the same background, doing this doing that? You wouldn’t be asking these questions. None of us would be. You would live your life and that would be perfectly fine, and 98% of people live their life like that. So sometimes you wonder, is being exposed to more, worse? With great knowledge and wisdom comes great sorrow.” Muscat, Oman.
A Collection of Small Space Stories by people of small spaces.
Blog 6: A Grandfather's Presence "My grandfather did not complete school beyond the second grade as he helped his parents work the rice fields in the Philippines. Knowing limited English, he immigrated to Hawai'i and was able to obtain several properties including constructing an apartment complex.
Now at sixteen years old I've come to realize that my achievements could not have been handled alone. These were the crucial times that my grandfather stepped in. He had many tasks to do at the apartment complex; I was so attached that I would watch in awe as he worked on a project. I could see the diligence and perseverance on his face and in his work.
My grandfather passed away when I was in the 10th grade. That same year I was able to do a project where I helped him to build a roof for the stairs and backyard. Although I was not much help, I felt an inch closer to him. One secret we shared is that we had the same pattern on the palm of our hands. This is special as it parallels my admiration for him. Each time I look at my hands it motivates me to be half the man that he was.
Every second spent with him was meaningful - a moment to have learned through his stories and teaching. To better understand the true meaning of family and patience; that happiness comes through hard work; to always remain humble with a giving heart; and obstacles are an opportunity to build resilience. His love for my grandmother, the ocean and creativity was truly unique. [My grandfather's presence through small space living has taught me all of the above and beyond.] Isabelo Belong Tabiolo had a colorful life from July 1, 1922 to April 13, 2000, being remembered by everyone he touched, especially his three unexpected children." -timberkai.co archives (Honolulu, HI, 2002) (link to full blog above)
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