“Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know. Among the most necessary knowledge is the knowledge of how to live well, that is, how to produce the least possible evil and the greatest goodness in one’s life. At present, people study useless sciences, but forget to...
I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I’d look like without plastic surgery.– Joan Rivers Camberwell Foxes Radio & Blog I’m not one to put anyone down for plastic surgery. If it makes you feel better about yourself…by all means, do it. If it’s reconstructive surgery or to improve your health…please, do it. I just think everyone is blessed with...
“Love me or leave me…But please don’t deceive me and say you love me how I am. You love the way I fit some ideal, not the real woman you’ve yet to understand. See love ain’t all heaven and I am no angel, but I do the best I can. You always wanted something more from my body, and said you needed something more from my loving. But all you got was me and that’s...
Black guy kills some people.
Muslim guy kills some people.
Latino guy kills some people.
White guy kills some people.
Society: Mental illness. (lost soul, complicated psyche, quiet loner, misunderstood, frustrated with life, experienced recent, traumatic, life-altering events that set him off; not to mention all the positive descriptors that are attached to him, i.e. intelligent, PhD candidate, honor roll student, etc.)
I think that in order to move on & past the hurtful or deceitful actions of others, you really have to be ready & willing to forgive— to possess the willpower & strength to be okay with the fact that some people will never comprehend the importance & value of a friendship, of a relationship, and the significance of their role in your life…what they meant to you &...
…we will argue again about guns, or, rather, about why our politicians are hardly even arguing about guns any more. There are those who will object, who will say gun policy has nothing to do with any single event, that tragedies should not be exploited for political purpose. We know many of our readers are among this group. And then there will be others, ourselves included, who will say, whatever...
Gun control is an important issue, but the inaccessibility of mental health care...– Jane Doe, “Stop Ignoring and Stigmatizing Mental Illness: Lives are On the Line” (via thetangential)
Be good. And do good.
Mitt Romney right now:
sodamnrelatable: via sodamnrelatable
I am one confused, crazy, & mixed up little girl. There is my disclaimer. 😒 *sigh*
Obama Turns Romney Comments On Libya, Iraq,... →
justinspoliticalcorner: Throughout Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy, President Obama used past positions that Mitt Romney has taken over the course of the campaign to depict him as the wrong candidate to run U.S. foreign policy. Obama used the tactic both to defend his own initiatives — particularly his Libya policy — and to characterize Romney as an untrained foreign...
I once read that life is enduring not only because of the difficulties we encounter, but because of our own innate desire to do better, to overcome challenges, & to self actualize. We can not change anything until we choose to accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it only oppresses. And coming to consciousness is not possible without infliction or pain. I get that. But still…It...
“One of the great wonders of the conservative movement is how effectively they’ve constructed this inverted narrative in which the rich are victims, and the poor are perpetrators. They’ve managed to convince tens of millions of decent Americans—many of them poor—to ignore any evidence that contradicts this worldview. You can jump up and down and scream, ‘Hey, the Americans who don’t pay income tax...
…racial caste systems do not require racial hostility or overt bigotry to...– The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness -Michelle Alexander (via elegantly-tasteless)
It’s the possibility that keeps me going…not the guarantee.
…what has changed the dynamics of this election has been a fundamental reevaluation not merely – or even primarily – of the two candidates, but of the two parties. This election is becoming nationalized, and it is becoming nationalized in the context of an across-the-board swing in the direction of the Democrats. The reason, I think, is a simple one. The Republicans Party – not just the Romney...
“The man who forgets does not forgive, he only loses the remembrance of the harm inflicted on him; forgiveness is the offspring of a feeling of heroism, of a noble heart, of a generous mind, whilst forgetfulness is only the result of a weak memory, or of an easy carelessness.”—Giacomo Casanova
“…if Congress had done the right thing, we could be on our way to having a veterans’ jobs corps that helps returning heroes find work as cops and firefighters in communities all across the country. These men and women have made incredible sacrifices for our country. They shouldn’t have to worry about finding a job when they get home. But last week, Republicans in Congress voted it down. And then...
Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.– Mitch Albom (via oxu)
“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” - Voltaire
"Had he been born of Mexican parents, I'd have a... →
motherjones: At a closed-door fundraiser, Mitt Romney jokes he’d be winning the election if he were Latino.
Commentary from Mitt Romney’s leaked video at a fundraiser: In a separate video, Romney talks about his success. “Both my dad and [wife] Ann’s dad did quite well in their lives. But when they came to the end of their lives and passed along the inheritance to Ann and me, we both decided to give it all away. So I have inherited nothing. Everything that Ann and I have, we earned...
When you recognize you’re ready to settle down…that you want find that “one” person..but you realize you’re just too scared of being hurt…again. Yeah. That moment. It sucks.