We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow...– Herman Melville
Check out this track from my friend Jeff’s band!
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.– Henry David Thoreau (via thehousefinch)
carazuri: come thou fount - sufjan stevens. ...
Chávez's daughter angers Venezuelans and unleashes...
univisionnews: President Hugo Chávez’s daughter, Rosines, angered Venezuelans by posting this picture of herself on the web. (Instagram) By MANUEL RUEDA Channel: Latin American Affairs, Economics Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto is not the only politician who must cope with a controversial daughter. This week, Hugo Chávez’s 14-year-old daughter, Rosines, angered Venezuelans and embarrassed her...
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do...– Howard Thurman (1899-1981)
Latin America is pretty screwed up. And as far as I can tell it is largely due to U.S./European “aid” and “advising”. Lo siento, amigos del sur. Mi país está obsesionado con el poder. Pero les apoyo a ustedes. Viva Latinoamérica.
just one more day of class…!
Leonél Rugama: "The Earth Is a Satellite of the...
Apollo 2 cost more than Apollo 1 Apollo 1 cost plenty. Apollo 3 cost more than Apollo 2 Apollo 2 cost more than Apollo 1 Apollo 1 cost plenty. Apollo 4 cost more than Apollo 3 Apollo 3 cost more than Apollo 2 Apollo 2 cost more than Apollo 1 Apollo 1 cost plenty. Apollo 8 cost a fortune, but no one minded because the astronauts were Protestant they read the Bible from the moon astounding and...
RE: Is cynicism a bad thing?
Last week I posted about cynicism as I was wondering if it was a good thing or a bad thing. I did a little research and I think the ‘cynical’ behaviour of mine that people often refer to is actually more attributed to my inner realist and my skeptical nature. I have also intuitively determined that, in general, cynicism is a vice of which I should be wary because of its extremely...
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.– Marcel Proust (via hipsterasartist)
Henri Nouwen on vocation
“It is not easy to distinguish between doing what we are called to do and doing what we want to do. Our many wants can easily distract us from our true action. True action leads us to the fulfillment of our vocation. Whether we work in an office, travel the world, write books or make films, care for the poor, offer leadership, or fulfill unspectacular tasks, the question is not “What do I most...
The referential abyss
shitmystudentswrite: What that pervious statement means is that it means what it means.
Thats what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose...– Richard Bach (via daytripped)
"On Keeping a Notebook" by Joan Didion →
“It is a good idea, then, to keep in touch, and I suppose that keeping in touch is what notebooks are all about. And we are all on our own when it comes to keeping those lines open to ourselves: your notebook will never help me, nor mine you.”
You are not writing for the cause, for humanity, for posterity. You are writing...– Ayn Rand, “The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers”
And he said to his disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious...– Luke 12: 22-23, 31
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases...– (Ecclesiastes 1:18)
Is cynicism a bad thing?
I am often called-out, in a somewhat discouraging manner, for being a cynic. Is cynicism a bad thing? Is that a ideological behavior that I should correct? Any thoughts are welcome.
I know this is a few weeks late of the traditional deadline, but these are a few of my personal resolutions for the year (and this new chapter of my life in general): 1. Compare less 2. Focus less on money and more on figuring out how I can intellectually thrive and find vocational enjoyment
i often lose sight of the extent to which music gives me great joy. it is so powerful!
Inside our flesh, and mixed with the noises of Death, there is written an...– Rubem A. Alves (via processmusings)
i feel so unprepared. yup.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive...– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Strength To Love, 1963 (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
The supernatural is not remote and abstruse: it is a matter of daily and hourly...– C.S. Lewis, On Miracles
Those who make religion their god will not have God for their religion.– Thomas Erskine of Linlathen
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more...– (Philippians 2:3)
I need an advanced degree.
Why I chose to be a history major is past any practical reasons in my brain. I have loved studying history over the course of the last four years, but choosing it as an undergrad major was probably not my best choice for a a few reasons: The area in which I live does not have many history institutions, museums, archives, libraries, research institutes, think tanks, etc. This makes it more...