Some #Based Wisdom From Lil B to Coach You Through Winter’s Last Gasps
The worst winter in decades may be winding down, but there’s more snow clouds looming. Only Lil B’s Twitter feed can give us the strength to lift that shovel once again.
This winter has been pretty rough. Chicago was hit with the third highest snowfall on record. Cities from Atlanta to Winnipeg set all-time temperature lows. Every public school in Minnesota was canceled for the first time in the state’s history. And though the thaw is beginning to creep in, true Chicagoans can’t be fooled—we know March came in like a snow-covered lion that just ate a lamb. But instead of burying yourself under your blankets until May, take comfort in some #based advice from rapper Lil B the BasedGod. Fortunately for us, Lil B regularly shares #rare wisdom with his Twitter audience, and all of it is relevant to what we’re going through this season.
He shares his pragmatic philosophy.
Sun and snow balance them both - Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) September 10, 2013
He reminds us that it was worse for the dinosaurs.
be extremely grateful today this beautiful day on earth things can change and a event can ruin the nation/world LOVE YOU LOVE EARTH - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) March 4, 2014
He can relate to wintertime despair.
Where Did The Sun Go? Im Looking Out My Window - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 5, 2010
But at the same time, he can see that snow is (or was) beautiful.
Life is good we are alive, i love you and i truly mean that take a look outside and just appreciate what that means - Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) February 28, 2014
Also, spring is kind of overrated when you really think about it.
HONESTLY I START GETTING WERIED OUT ABOUT LIFE WHEN I REALLY STARE AT BUGS AND CRABS AND INSECTS IT MAKES ME THINK WHAT AM I? - Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) March 16, 2012
He sees winter as a time to unite humanity.
humans need to love each other because one day the animals and earth will turn on us? LOVE THE PERSON..WHO MIGHT I ASK... I LOVE YOU - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) December 14, 2013
But he also appreciates other species.
I love being kind to humans on earth, humans deserve it so much as well as animals and earth itself who really loves Lil B (serious) - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) February 15, 2013
He recognizes the virtues of hibernation weight.
buttcheeks we all have them but we all take them for granted as well, be happy you can comfortably sit down right now - Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) March 14, 2012
…and wearing layers.
I THINK YOU DRESS GREAT AND ARE A GREAT PERSON - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) August 27, 2012
But he doesn’t want you to forget that extreme weather has its negatives.
REMBER TO TAKE YOUR TIME WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING AND WEAR A SEATBELT - Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) June 6, 2012
And he knows the season can really get to you.
If you feel like you just want to die and give up in life, try another day for me i love you, i love you and never met you i owe you - Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) February 26, 2014
Still, no matter how much it snows, melts, and snows again—Lil B loves you.
all my people that have mild depression or severe dont worry because! theres someone that loves u! and hes a rapper with gold teeth - Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 14, 2010
Image courtesy of Generation Bass’s flickr.
Courtney Ryan is a Chicago-based writer and Derrick Rose fan. She spends almost 100% of her time making or eating popcorn.