You can hand select your own examples from the Chex mix of shitty experiences that was 2017; the outcome is still the same. A shitty year. There's a place for these years in our lives, but they still hurt to experience.
So, I’m kind of left wondering- since I'm not Taylor Swift- how does one reconcile suffering through a year of explosively depressing events with the need to usher in a new year that can be a much more healing and dignified experience?
Most importantly, though, how did Mariah respond to the debacle?
And make headlines she did. Here are just some of the accomplishments Carey notably achieved in 2017:
|THIS BITCH WENT BACK TO THE SAME PROGRAM THAT TRIED TO PUBLICLY HUMILIATE HER JUST ONE YEAR EARLIER!! COME. ON.|
Spoiler alert, she killed it.
|From Twitter user Tropic518|
To navigate your way between extremes in such a short period of time certainly supports Carey's comeback narrative. Hell, even Glitter has come full circle and now has a cult following. It is true that Mariah encompasses the strength to take what some might consider tragedies and turn them into a platform for greatness. But Mariah has had too many "flops" and successes for these to be considered comebacks- she is a living legend, and her legacy will never die. There is clearly something else, a character trait that Mariah has mastered to help her wade through misfortune and find her proverbial rainbow: resilience.
So what is resilience, exactly? I like this architectural definition: “Resilience is a design objective for buildings and infrastructure. It is the ability to absorb or avoid damage without suffering complete failure.” Again and again Carey has refused to let other people dictate her self-worth, and confidently demands respect. This scares people, especially considering the intersection of her race, age, and gender within the pop culture community.
So what can we learn from Carey, exactly? I've extracted an amended list of consistent traits Carey displays that indicate resilience. I don't know if I can follow them, but I can definitely extract them!
3) Expect an inconvenience fee when you and your Australian billionaire fiancé break up, because your time is way too valuable to be wasted ladies!
So what did Mariah's twitter look like this year after slaying the whole world and basically guaranteeing us a shiny bright new year?