“I said to someone the other day — I don’t know who I was trying to kid — I said, “It’s not that hard being nice to people.” Which makes me sound like such a good guy. Then I thought about it later. And I thought, “No, it’s not that hard to be nice to nice people. It’s really hard to be nice to people who aren’t nice.” That’s work right there.”—
“You know what, it’s not your life, it’s life. Life is bigger than you, if you can imagine that. Life isn’t something that you possess, it’s something that you take part in and witness.”— Louis C.K. (via dimitris-skom)
“Isn’t the fact that people actively want you to fail enough motivation to make you want to push it to the limit? You’re surrounded by people with a Gore Vidal quote etched upon their hearts. Make them look foolish by succeeding, or at the very least, pushing yourself to your limits.”—Gilbert Morgan (via thatlitsite)
“The reason a person viciously strikes out against you is because they are afraid of you or what you represent, or are resentful of your happiness. They are weak, insecure, and on extremely shaky ground…”—
(from The Satanic Bible. Anton LeVay’s book was outlawed in many countries and often described as, “ungodly and appalling.”)
“I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor… I am Pagliacci.” Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.”—Alan Moore (via thatlitsite)
“From Sachs to Kristof to Invisible Children to TED, the fastest growth industry in the US is the White Savior Industrial Complex. The white savior supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening. The banality of evil transmutes into the banality of sentimentality. The world is nothing but a problem to be solved by enthusiasm. This world exists simply to satisfy the needs - including, importantly, the sentimental needs - of white people and Oprah.”—Teju Cole (via skressedout)
“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”—Mark Haddon (via thatlitsite)
Ms. Kenneally told Op-Talk that she was devastated by the response. After the Slate article’s publication, she said, she was soon fielding calls from Kayla and others. She was concerned for her subjects: young, vulnerable people who were reading comments on Facebook calling them “trash.” She added that social media had changed these subjects’ lives: “These guys live on Facebook like they used to live on their front porch.”
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”—Carl Jung (via thevoicecalledcheesecake)
“It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.”—
Some people in Prince Albert are expressing concern for their safety following the horrific — and as-yet unsolved — assault of Marlene Bird.
Homeless woman viciously attacked in PA. This should be making national headlines across the country. Instead we are only hearing about it in Saskatoon (the closest neighbouring city) 2 weeks after it happened, and a week after a hundred people marched in the community to demand answers.
The PA mayor has been quoted as stating, "You would think they would unite and sort of come together and..take care of each other".
It is up to ALL OF US to care for one another and to help the vulnerable and marginalized. Show love to your fellow humans today, our corner of the world needs it.