"I am a lover, and have not yet found my thing to love" ~ Sherwood Anderson

27th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Joy, Laughter, Beauty, with a side of Politics with 2,242 notes

In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

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Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.

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This applies to so much

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27th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from and then I lol'd with 6,928 notes

Tagged: dylan o'brienSTAHP IT

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27th August 2014

Photo reblogged from give me love like never before with 11,092 notes


Dylan O’Brien attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

Dylan O’Brien attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

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27th August 2014

Photo reblogged from I Like Nice Things with 466 notes

littlealienproducts:

organic fig seeds

littlealienproducts:

organic fig seeds

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27th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Firefly_Ca with 140,634 notes

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27th August 2014

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Idris Elba Arriving at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards - 08/25/2014

Idris Elba Arriving at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards - 08/25/2014

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27th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from wintercreek with 180,088 notes

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samjoonyuh:

Perspective. 

"Looting? I thought these were supposed to be nonviolent protests"

I know it’s incredible! People are literally coming out of the woodwork to comment on this photoset to focus on the looting headline with “well yes it is nice they were helping people hit with the tear gas, but stealing is still wrong uwu” as if they’re back to kindergarten morality.

Like everyone who’s gone to boot camp I’ve been tear gassed. They put about 50+ of you in a gas chamber and toss it in. You have to stay there until your rank is allowed to exit. Before that though, you have to say your name, rank, and social security number. You then exit and file into ranks (again) outside and are not allowed at any point to rinse your face or eyes for the entire day.

That right there? Easily the worst part of boot camp. My eyes were literally swollen shut. I was blinded for a good 30 minutes and my chest hurt for days.

I have zero problem and not and ounce of judgement for people raiding a mcdonalds that can easily afford to repair damage for ANYTHING to help ease the shittiness that is being tear gassed. Esp because every one of us in boot were medically sound to deal with tear gas. Children, asthmatics, people prone to panic and anxiety attacks, the elderly as sooo many more are NOT going to handle tear gas well at ALL.

Or that smoke the police use either.

It’s easy to sit there and judge someone from the safety of your home and say things like “it’s just tear gas” or “it can’t be that bad”.

Fuck you. As someone who HAS been gassed, you need to stfu.

I remember all the preparation they did to get us ready for the gas chamber in boot camp. We were taught how to handle ourselves, how to control our breathing, not to touch anything, how to avoid the worst of the gas. But it still didn’t matter. I remember taking in that first breath and feeling like I had just been kicked in the chest. I remember a few guys in my platoon falling down and vomiting. We knew the gas wasn’t as bad on the floor but we were the fifth platoon through and the vomit kept us from bending over more than absolutely necessary. I remember a few guys, guys in peak health training to be infantrymen, breaking ranks and running for the door only to be dragged back in kicking and screaming until they said name, rank and serial. They were expecting it, trained for it, bragging about how it wouldn’t bother them.
I remember standing there with all of the mucus from my nasal cavity on the front of my ACUs and thinking to myself “This is the nonviolent option?”
Covered head to toe and my skin still itching I looked down at the silver wedding band hanging next to my dog tags and realized that the gas had eaten little pits into its surface.
I stood there and thought of all the news reports I had seen over the years. The uprisings and revolutionaries being gassed, the crowds running from men in masks.
That’s the moment I got it, staring at my ruined wedding band, that’s the moment I realized terrorism isn’t about bombs or who is using them. It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. Remove someone’s power to act with reason, and you remove their humanity.

It’s about controlling people through fear. It’s about removing their ability to act reasonably, to make them seem like the monsters. Terrorism is about triggering people to fight or flight then blaming them for not being rational. It’s about power. 

Tagged: politicsracefergusontear gasclass warfare

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27th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from good is contagious with 87,540 notes

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People Art Gallery

Exciting Photo Illusions

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27th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Firefly_Ca with 162,050 notes

Tagged: adorable animalshorny parrotsLOL

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27th August 2014

Photo reblogged from The Black and Beige with 131 notes

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HOME LIVING | via Tumblr on We Heart Ithttp://weheartit.com/entry/108375309/via/indefinitelydifferent

blucanna:

HOME LIVING | via Tumblr on We Heart It
http://weheartit.com/entry/108375309/via/indefinitelydifferent

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