Your mind is programmable – if you’re not programming your mind, someone else will program it for you.

Jeremy Hammond

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci

There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don’t help them by doing the job yourself.

Laurell K. Hamilton

requiemformythoughts asked:

It's been a few years since I was a psychology major but I distinctly remember my professor announcing to the class that statistically the average person loses 90% of their friends every 7 years. Just food for thought to anyone who feels alone and melancholy that truly the only person you need to be happy with is yourself, because in seven years most everyone you know and have made lasting memories with will be gone and it has nothing to do with who you are as a person.

Well, those statistics don’t necessarily diminish the possibility of maintaining relationships with others, however, I do agree with your incentive to encourage self reliance, and acceptance of certain detachment as simply an aspect of living an honest fulfilling life.  We progress as individuals, not as a collective, hence the schism we will often find ourselves in regarding maintaining long-term relationships with others.

For those beside us either unwilling or unable to grow, we must decide between consenting certain aspects of our time to a stagnant (even possibly self destructive) dynamic based purely on sentiments, or the uncomfortable but often necessary transition into temporary separation from certain others.

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Although really, every day is “Earth Day”.  If we didn’t have our earth, we would never know a day.  When we make a negative impact on our planet with the poor decisions we make, we make a negative impact on ourselves.  One day of recognition per year cannot make up for a year of irresponsibility, mindfulness must remain consistent.

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life… fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do, and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change

Eckhart Tolle

If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.

Chad Sugg

weareoversimplified asked:

What's your ideal future for the human race? A science driven species (where everyone realizes that all points of view are equal and where religion ceases to exist) seems like it would render all display of culture meaningless.

It would render culture meaningless in regards to perpetuating tradition simply for the sake of doing so.  It would, however, dissect the various cultures throughout time and extract the bits of wisdom that have proven worthy of incorporating into one’s daily life.  Evolution is an important factor to take into account as well, which guarantees change on a subtle, but grand scale, as humanity can more efficiently engage this process of perception/consciousness refinement, absent of delusions and trivial distractions.

A Science driven species wouldn’t (shouldn’t) entail a world flattened by dogma, but one with an emphasis on education, exploration, and a celebration of the innate comfort and beauty in understanding the various fundamental components of living.  This constructive dynamic would be possible in the world at this very moment, but those in power sustain their power via maintaining our ignorance.  This is why we have school’s that enforce obedience conditioning in the guise of education, because if we were being educated legitimately, we would pose a threat to their power.

…God didn’t want Adam and Eve to eat the fruit of knowledge, not because it was “wrong”, but because God knew the key to his power was knowledge, and that they would then be a threat to that position, to his Godliness.  I am not religious, but understanding the truth behind this ancient story would seem to be an incredibly appropriate metaphor for our status quo in the world.