fun prank: replace your kid’s weed with opposite weed so when they smoke it it makes them go to business school and get a degree in lawyer
I get it. Reactions to tragedies are spread across the board. What happened at electric zoo this weekend was unfortunate and saddening. People are going to react differently to such an event.
To those of you who are fighting about this, I get it. You want to protest. You want to start a revolution. You want to do something to help yourself and/or others feel better. You think something is wrong, and you want to do something about it. But let’s not forget that the P in PLUR stands for Peace. Let’s remember to try to keep things civil, and not let our emotions get the better of us.
To those of you who are pissed off that the event wasn’t run the way you think it should have been, I get it. Obviously, Electric Zoo 2013 could have gone better. Tragedy usually indicates that things did not go as planned. For one reason or another, you’re angry. You want to put the blame on someone, whether it be the security guards, the tip jars at the water refill stations, the dealers, or the mayor. But let’s not forget that the L in PLUR stands for Love. Let’s remember to try to love each and every person who is trying to help and protect us.
To those of you who are pissed that there were YOLOers in neon t-shirts, or 15 year olds, or non-New Yorkers at Electric Zoo, I get it. You consider yourself to be a part of something. Being a part of something is fun and exciting. It’s hard when it seems like less of a privilege; when something you worked so hard to become a part of is seemingly easier to be accepted into than it once was. But let’s not forget that the U in PLUR stands for Unity. Let’s try to remember that we all share common ground, even if we don’t display it in the same way.
And to those of you who are pissed off that your weekend was ruined, I get it. It was. You were hoping to have fun, and you no longer can. Yes, the family and friends of the deceased are probably having a way shittier weekend than you. But you’re emotionally distant from them. You may not have the ability to feel empathy towards them, because you have never met nor will ever meet them. Just because they’re experiencing a far worse tragedy than you are doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to be disappointed. But let’s not forget that the R in PLUR stands for Respect. Let’s remember to try to have respect for the deceased and their family and friends.
I’m not above you. I want to start shit. I want to hate. I want to exclude. I want to disrespect. But PLUR is keeping me grounded. I love you all. Let’s all agree to be okay. <3