kerfluffle:

After all, we may think we know the world as it is, but most of our human experiences suffer from a lack of empirical data. The truth is useful, but half-truths have the allure of the shadows on the edge of sleep, air the swirl of a chemical high. This is the only place where most of us get to meet mythical beings such as witches, fairies, monsters, princesses, and trustworthy drug addicts. Maybe we all only believe what we want to believe in the end.  —Stacy Richter   commentary on “A Case Study of Emergency Room Procedure”

kerfluffle:

After all, we may think we know the world as it is, but most of our human experiences suffer from a lack of empirical data. The truth is useful, but half-truths have the allure of the shadows on the edge of sleep, air the swirl of a chemical high. This is the only place where most of us get to meet mythical beings such as witches, fairies, monsters, princesses, and trustworthy drug addicts. Maybe we all only believe what we want to believe in the end.  —Stacy Richter   commentary on “A Case Study of Emergency Room Procedure”

@2 days ago with 2 notes
theonion:

Scientists: Rich People, Poor People May Have Shared Common Ancestor
@2 days ago with 4415 notes
thenewrepublic:

COVER STORY: Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League.
“I used to think that we needed to create a world where every child had an equal chance to get to the Ivy League. I’ve come to see that what we really need is to create one where you don’t have to go to the Ivy League, or any private college, to get a first-rate education.”

thenewrepublic:

COVER STORY: Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League.

I used to think that we needed to create a world where every child had an equal chance to get to the Ivy League. I’ve come to see that what we really need is to create one where you don’t have to go to the Ivy League, or any private college, to get a first-rate education.”

@5 days ago with 133 notes
politicalprof:

kohenari:

As seen on Facebook, shared by a Tea Party group that has a few hundred thousand Likes.
Because, of course, their feelings about the president have nothing whatsoever to do with race. As they’ll tell you, the only people bringing up race are liberals. The good folks sharing this meme are clearly color blind.

Politicalprof: ah, America. You CAN always go lower …

politicalprof:

kohenari:

As seen on Facebook, shared by a Tea Party group that has a few hundred thousand Likes.

Because, of course, their feelings about the president have nothing whatsoever to do with race. As they’ll tell you, the only people bringing up race are liberals. The good folks sharing this meme are clearly color blind.

Politicalprof: ah, America. You CAN always go lower …

@1 week ago with 97 notes

Sometimes I think that all texts on democracy and democratic theory could be replaced by”Yertle theTurtle”

politicalprof:

I’m just sayin’

@1 week ago with 42 notes
ilovecharts:

How can you make your job better?
@2 days ago with 1047 notes
kerfluffle:

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness. —Hermann Hesse  Trees: Reflections and Poems

kerfluffle:

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness. —Hermann Hesse  Trees: Reflections and Poems

@4 days ago with 13 notes

"Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun."

Stephen Fry (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via realityisfragile)

@5 days ago with 10799 notes
edwardspoonhands:

gemmacorrell:

(via Four Eyes Comic Strip on GoComics.com)

WORRY STUMPS!!!
@1 week ago with 11011 notes

fullofgrace:

I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find you’re not, 
I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

(via ahngdawn)

@1 week ago with 2 notes