Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? — Epicurus
When you grow up you, tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. — Steve Jobs
Why should our nastiness be the baggage of an apish past and our kindness uniquely human? Why should we not seek continuity with other animals for our ‘noble’ traits as well? — Stephen J. Gould
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. — I think, therefore the universe exists.
As a garden grows with rain,
No two trees are exactly the same.
Each tree grows at its own pace,
For being a tree is not a race. — Carol Ann Shapiro
Reminiscent of the Google recruitment billboards campaign
(Source: adsbyad, via adteachings)
The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming. — Cheryl Strayed
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less — Marie Curie
People have been complaining about widespread willful ignorance since Brutus or Caesar or whoever invented the salad…the difference now is this: more people than ever are creators. More people than ever go to work to use their minds, not just their hands. And more people than ever have a platform to share their point of view. I think that raises the bar for our understanding of how the world works. — Seth Godin
I <3 tea