of the seemingly inherent
human impulse is
an endless stream
One can have
One can rollick
One can revel
that affirms skepticism
or articulate fantasies
There are peaks
that reaches to the heaven
Neuroscience has shown that people can identify another person’s apparent race, gender, and age in a matter of milliseconds. In this blink of an eye, a complex network of stereotypes, emotional prejudices, and behavioral impulses activates. These knee-jerk reactions do not require conscious bigotry, though they are worsened by it.
— Jeremy A. Smith
Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology
The idea of saving for retirement is to deny yourself the life you want to live now so that you can hoard enough money to live the life you want in the future. That’s backwards logic! The whole idea is surrounded with the fear of future lack of resources.
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My god, do you learn.
— C. S. Lewis (via stability)
Chastity is sexual purity. Virginity was an ideal even in the pagan world, but it was Christianity that actually found a way to live out the ideal. Though the modern world seems utterly mystified by the ideal, Chesterton points out that there is an unconscious acknowledgement of it in the modern worship of children. Why else, he asks, would anyone “worship a thing merely because it is small and immature?” It is because we value purity.
The most moving speeches summon us to the cause of what is actually possible. Perfection in the life of man on earth is not.
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