I often explain to friends that I fully matured at 12. Instead of a long and gradual process, my mind snapped into its current state at once, when I was playing on the concrete slab that was our playground in small town, Illinois.
If you had the chance to read yesterday’s post, then you learned about one evolutionary philosophy about crying. It really pairs well, then, to read about how our tears are linked to the ocean, to our environment, and to the world.
We are inextricably tied to the oceans in ways we often don’t consider. As science journalist Alanna Mitchell has written: “Every tear you cry … ends up back in the ocean system. Every third molecule of carbon dioxide you exhale is absorbed into the ocean. Every second breath you take comes from the oxygen produced by plankton
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If you like what you read, feel free to share. Basic Rules: Be civil. We are all people and deserve respect. That’s a hard and fast rule, by the way, it is not optional. Other than that, anything goes.
This is a rare instrument made simply by cutting a notch into dried Euclonia Maxima seaweed, which is shown in its natural state in the image below. The artist, known by South Africans as the “music man” gives an unbelievable performance.
Today, I’m going to share with you a secret. One of the best ideas I have ever had. I’m trusting that you will use it wisely.
I have recently been buying this brand of coffee which surprises me with every delicious cup. I was so impressed with how delicious it was that I researched it. The story behind the coffee is even more surprising. Read about this coffee guys, it’s amazing.
For Dora Lisa, coffee isn’t just a source of income – it’s a way of life. But most of all, it’s a way to create opportunities for the women in her community. And to her, the cooperative’s support of women has been crucial. “Women have always been discriminated against,” says Dora Lisa. “But when I joined APROCASSI in 2006, I saw this new reality. A reality where women could work, could advance. A reality where women could have power.”
I could spend time talking about this quote, but I’d rather let it speak for itself.
“Of course you’re there. Death is always there. So why was I afraid? Your leap is swift. Your claws are sharp and merciful. What can you take from me which is not already yours? Everything I have done until now has been fruitless. It has led to nothing. There was no other path except that it led to nothing — and before me now there is only one real fact — Death. The truth I have been seeking — this truth is Death. Yet Death is also a seeker. Forever seeking me. So — we have met at last. And I am prepared. I am at peace. Because I will conquer death with death.”
– Cord, the protagonist of the unproduced film The Silent Flute written by Bruce Lee
Listen to the stunning narrative of Whitney Jones, a man who struggled with losing his faith and had the courage to tell his story.
As an extrovert, and a weirdo, I tend to meet some interesting people. When I meet them, I like to get as much of their perspective as I can on file before our paths diverge. Recently, I met a self-proclaimed vampire who gave me some killer advice on how to overcome procrastination. Below is the convo for your entertainment.
In this fascinating edition of Radiolab, Jad discusses the interesting interplay between Nihilism and Pop Culture and how these tendencies help shape our image of “cool” throughout the ages. Endlessly thought provoking, this podcast really informs and entertains one of the hardest philosophical thoughts of all time: Is Life Meaningless?
Someone might say,
“Look, this is new,”
but really it has always been here.
It was here before we were.
11 People don’t remember what happened long ago, and in the future people will not remember what happens now.
What can I say about this piece? This is an absolutely gripping piece of radio storytelling that sheds some much needed light on wealth disparity in our education system. The themes hit hard, and the story of these kids always hovers somewhere in the back of my mind. I guess the only thing I can say is… I’m sorry. This listen won’t be enjoyable.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. – Thomas Jefferson