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  2. "

    nobody can save you but
    you will be put again and again
    into nearly impossible
    they will attempt again and again
    through subterfuge, guise and
    to make you submit, quit and/or die quietly

    nobody can save you but
    and it will be easy enough to fail
    so very easily
    but don’t, don’t, don’t.
    just watch them.
    listen to them.
    do you want to be like that?
    a faceless, mindless, heartless
    do you want to experience
    death before death?

    nobody can save you but
    and you’re worth saving.
    it’s a war not easily won
    but if anything is worth winning then
    this is it.

    think about it.
    think about saving your self.

    — Charles Bukowski, Nobody But You   (via fuckoff-mondays)

    (via latinsummer)

  3. charlesboocatski:


    These Hilarious Charts Will Show You Exactly Why Correlation Doesn’t Mean Causation (please do not remove source, thanks.)

    totally sending this to my stats professor 

    (via politicsoflanguage)


  4. "I’m more direct than I used to be. Life’s too short to suffer half-truths and inefficiencies. Be honest. Be open. It’s magic."

    Sanity tips from Liz Danzico, creative director at NPR (among an impressive roster of other things) – a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice.

    And lest we forget, the key to staying sane is also about being honest with ourselves

    (via explore-blog)


  5. Edward Said in an interview with Timothy Appleby (1986) on the question "Can an Arab & Jewish state coexist?"

    1. TA: Why don't you, once and for all, renounce terror?
    2. ES: We're not in a position to renounce anything that confirms our status as essentially terrorists, which is what the Israelis have since the middle 1970s been trying to convince the world of. That all Palestinian acts of resistance are acts of terror. It's blatant hypocrisy, it's a lie, from a state that commands its bombers from a height of 10,000 feet to bomb refugee camps.
    3. TA: Nonetheless...
    4. ES: Nonetheless, I'm telling you about the image. Images are formed by the media, and you know as well as I do that you're not interested in covering Al Fajr [an Arab newspaper published in Jerusalem], but you do cover random outrages by individuals who attempt to blow up a bus in Israel. Have you ever actually done a body count? Have you? Have you any idea of the disparity between Israelis killed and Palestinians killed? I mean, we're talking hundreds to one...
    5. TA: Why do you think you have such a hard time convincing anybody of this?
    6. ES: Because we are a non-Western people from a civilization that has always been in conflict with the West. The world of Islam has always been a historical competitor, and it has never capitulated. So the one thing people don't understand is, why do you Palestinians whimper? Why don't you go away? Forget it. But we don't.
    7. TA: Maybe time is running out.
    8. ES: They said that five years ago [in 1981] -- the midnight hour. The fact is, every Israeli realizes they have no military option against us. What are they going to do? Kill everybody? So some of us say, WE FIGHT ON. And we keep saying, We're going to live together with you. That no matter what they do, we're a shadow.
    9. TA: It seems quite clear the Israelis are not going to give up...
    10. ES: It was very clear in Algeria. And they fought for what? 130 years? Then they gave up... [T]hey said that about the British in Kenya. Who could have imagined that after 300 years of colonization in India they would have left? They come and they go.
  6. vodkaand-cigarettes:



    I am a feminist because
    I don’t think this video could be much more relevant.


    hey look its my post that i didnt even make like wtf guys its supposed to be sourced back to the original

    (via soapbardival)


  7. "The dilemma in which we find ourselves today is that no matter how much we increase the purchasing power of the wage-earner he never has enough."
    — Henry Miller on money, writing in 1938, timelier than ever. (via explore-blog)

  8. (Source: thefeministpress, via angryasiangirlsunited)


  9. "Being happy and finding life meaningful overlap, but there are important differences. A large survey revealed multiple differing predictors of happiness (controlling for meaning) and meaningfulness (controlling for happiness). Satisfying one’s needs and wants increased happiness but was largely irrelevant to meaningfulness. Happiness was largely present-oriented, whereas meaningfulness involves integrating past, present, and future. For example, thinking about future and past was associated with high meaningfulness but low happiness. Happiness was linked to being a taker rather than a giver, whereas meaningfulness went with being a giver rather than a taker. Higher levels of worry, stress, and anxiety were linked to higher meaningfulness but lower happiness. Concerns with personal identity and expressing the self contributed to meaning but not happiness."

    Stanford researchers studying Positive Psychology examine the key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life (PDF) and offer some “brief composite sketches of the unhappy but meaningful life and of the happy but meaningless life.”

    Complement with a simple practice to increase meaningfulness from Positive Psychology founding father Martin Seligman, then revisit Viktor Frankl’s timeless treatise on the human search for meaning.

    (via reddit / DecidingToBeBetter)

    (Source: explore-blog)

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