|The grief that has no vent in tears makes other organs weep. |
-- Henry Maudsley, MD
|Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between the two my life flows. |
-- Nisargadatta Maharaj (via pill0whead)
|The hour is striking so close above me,|
So clear and sharp,
That all my senses ring with it.
I feel it now: there’s a power in me
To grasp and give shape to my world.
-- Referenced verse from Rilke’s Book of Hours - translated by Joanna Macy
Math, with his beautiful, universal structure, and Emotion, with her gripping intensity, had just one child. They named her Music.
|Hundreds of languages & religions manifest around the world. But in every place on Earth, the laws physics are the same. |
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson (via we-are-star-stuff)
Why can’t more people think like John Green?
this is probably my favorite john green quotation ever.
i’m pretty sure i reblog this everytime it shows up on my dash but i don’t care. i love it and i love him. john green is flawless.
I’m still forming my thoughts on this but I want to articulate some of them, especially because a lot of people seem to worship John Green (this is not a personal attack on him, btw)… There’s a lot of movement against “slut-shaming”, promoting women’s freedom to enjoy their sexuality, etc… And while I agree it’s not right to ridicule or shame anyone for promiscuity, I think treating sexual partners like Cheerios is really trivializing. We are human beings, not chimpanzees, and for reasonable people sex has at least a little more significance than snack.
On the subject of promiscuity, it doesn’t make you a bad person, but it still is inherently risky and objectively speaking a bad decision, I will go so far to say, no matter your gender or orientation. Venereal diseases are a hugely widespread and serious problem (do you know the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS has risen almost 400% in 2 decades) not to mention the other risks of putting yourself in a vulnerable position with a near stranger (I guess this applies more to girls). I wouldn’t shame a person for crossing a busy intersection without looking both ways, but I may counsel them to rethink their practices, for the sake of their health.
So yeah, down with double standards (the 2nd panel is good), but it seriously bothers me when people blindly promote embracing sexual recklessness under the banner of feminism or human rights or whatever.
Those whom we can love, we can hate; To others we are indifferent.
- Henry David Thoreau