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Is it too much to want guys to be ABLE to dress well but to not do so on a regular basis? It’s the same standard I set for myself.
Um, I’m a guy, but I just liked this post :)
I solemnly swear that once I get a car… I’m gonna offer elderly public transit takers a ride home. I’ll be prepared with signs in like.. 3 different languages explaining that I don’t want them or their money, and that I have a cell they could use to call their kids to tell them that some random asian chick is giving them a ride home. SAFETY FIRST.
This is a really cute flavorful interesting good idea… I don’t have the heart to do things like this because I always had a car…so I give in different ways, but it’s cool you were touched this way….
When I was in school, I wasn’t motivated by grades, and now in my job, I’m not motivated by money.
family grows all the food they need on a fifth of an acre around their house. they buy no food….
solar panels on the roof, solar powered shower
hand cranked blender
they sell food to their neighbors
they live on 30K a year - 4 a family of 4
they need rain
they throw potluck dinners to meet other farmers because they want marry off their kids
My creed is that intention creates reality.
Good thought from the Life of David Gale (from that scene where he’s teaching) : fantasy is fueled by desire; once you get what you want the fantasy dies. Rather than striving to fulfill your fantasy, the value of your life is centered on your integrity and the way you touch those around you….
Here’s the full dialogue from
Come on. Think
I want you to reach back into
those minds and tell me, tell us all…
What is it that you fantasize about?
I thought so.
- Do you fantasize about
Do you fantasize about
winning a Pulitzer Prize?
Or a Nobel Peace Prize?
- An MTV Music Award?
Do you fantasize about meeting
some genius hunk, ostensibly bad…
but secretly simmering
with noble passion…
- and willing to sleep
on the wet spot?
-[student] I’ll take two! I’ll take two!
- What was that?
Kimberly will take two.
You get Lacan’s point.
Fantasies have to be unrealistic…
because the moment… the second…
that you get what you seek…
you can’t want it anymore.
In order to continue to exist…
desire must have its objects
It’s not the “it” that you want.
It’s the fantasy of”it.”
- So, desire supports crazy fantasies.
[late student] Sorry.
This is what Pascal means when he says
that we are only truly happy…
about future happiness.
- [student to late student] It came today.
- Or why we say…
the hunt is sweeter
than the kill.
Or be careful what you wish for,
not because you’ll get it…
but because you’re doomed
not to want it once you do.
So the lesson of Lacan is,
living by your wants
will never make you happy.
What it means to be fully human is
to strive to live by ideas and ideals…
and not to measure your life
by what you’ve attained
in terms of your desires…
but those small moments
of integrity, compassion…
rationality, even self-sacrifice.
Because in the end, the only way
that we can measure the
significance of our own lives…
is by valuing the lives of others.
I think you should know something about me first. I never tried hard at anything. I was born smart on a very working-class estate. A couple of people I knew went to university apart from me, but all the way through I was the smartest kid in the school. That’s luck, but I was proud of it. And I was also proud of doing well without trying. As you get older, and it took me a long time to realise it, that’s a disgusting attitude, revolting. It’s ignorant and it’s a tragic waste, and I realised that the work itself is the reward. The struggle itself is the reward.” Everything else – fame, money, being best mates with Jonathan Ross – is secondary.
great quote about intelligence and success by a former slacker…
Random Thoughts From People Our Age
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- -I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.
- -More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can’t wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that’s not only better, but also more directly involves me.