‘Effect’ is a noun. ‘Look at effect he’s had on you.’
‘Affect’ is a verb. ‘I think he’s starting to affect you.’
I HAVE NEEDED THIS FOR SO LONG GOD BLESS YOU
THE GODS OF ENGLISH HAVE SHINED DOWN UPON ME
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN HAS GONE
Though archaic, “effect” does indeed have a verb function, meaning “to bring about.”
“His legislation effected change across the country.”
In May 1940, circumstances worked out in such a way that gave the Nazis a false sense of security in the future of their Judenreinobjective. The Nazis marched through Paris, occupied northern France, and pressed the remainder of the country to capitulate…
It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.
But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.
Particularly prone to serious procrastination problems are children who grew up with unusually high expectations placed on them. Their older siblings may have been high achievers, leaving big shoes to fill, or their parents may have had neurotic and inhuman expectations of their own, or else they exhibited exceptional talents early on, and thereafter “average” performances were met with concern and suspicion from parents and teachers.”
Our culture teaches boys and men that persistence is a virtue. If a girl rejects a guy, then he should continue until she says yes. After all, she doesn’t really mean no; she really means yes, only she doesn’t know that quite yet. She’s just playing hard-to-get, because being a girl, she loves fickle little games of the heart. She needs to be coaxed with the right words, to be told how pretty she is, because that’s the only concern a woman has about herself: how she looks in the eyes of a man. She’s meant to be his, because he thinks so. She has no will of her own. Never mind her choices or her desires or her tastes or her attractions or her priorities in life; never mind that she has a boyfriend already or that she doesn’t want a partner of any kind. It’s only his needs and wants that matter.
When things don’t go according to plan, when a woman doesn’t dutifully submit to the will of a persistent guy, then she’s a frigid ice-bitch who sleeps with everyone else except the guy who’s pursuing her in the moment. She’s a whore. And if she was ever polite at any point during her coerced interaction with this guy, then she was leading him on. No matter how she rejects him—assertively or politely—she’s a cunt. She cannot escape this “cunt” designation. And if she has the audacity to take all the necessary precautions in her life as a result of his persistence, then she’s creep-shaming him and thereby hates all men. Misandry proof positive. And she’s a lesbian.