"I don’t do drugs. I am drugs."
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” ~Jackie Robinson
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"buddhabead: Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. Buddha"
"We live on an island of knowledge surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island grows, so does the shore of our ignorance."
The Third Place is a concept of Ray Oldenburg, urban sociologist and author of The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community. The First Place is your home, and the Second Place is your office. You have assigned roles and tasks at each place, and you know nearly all the people in each. The Third Place is where you meet with people you don’t know that well, or maybe at all, and you exchange ideas, learn about other people, and, as Oldenburg sees it, enrich society and yourself.
via Why In-Person Socializing Is A Mandatory To-Do Item | Fast Company
“Education” is such a trashy concept and practice. Finally figured that out.
It turns humans into ‘recipients’ of education contents (usually just bunch of memorization materials). Turns people into passive beings, receptacles. (And then ‘better receptacles’ presides over ‘inferior…
"By my intimacy with nature I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude."
"A wonderful little story about five-year-old Albert Einstein, who was very slow to speak and whose parents feared he was none too bright, shows us how neophilia works and what it’s for. One day, when he was sick in bed, the boy was given the compass to fiddle with to keep him occupied. The new plaything made him wonder about magnetic fields, which got him interested in physics, and, well, you know the rest. Few of us are Einsteins, but all of us have the same capacity to be curious about something new that sparks the learning and sustained interest that lead to achievements great and small."
a cultural history and future of neophilia, our compulsive need for novelty and change. (via curiositycounts