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“The world will be saved, if it can be, only by the unsubmissive.” — Andre Gide
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July 27th
2:54 PM
"Did you know, you can quit your job, you can leave university? You aren’t legally required to have a degree, it’s a social pressure and expectation, not the law, and no one is holding a gun to your head. You can sell your house, you can give up your apartment, you can even sell your vehicle, and your things that are mostly unnecessary. You can see the world on a minimum wage salary, despite the persisting myth, you do not need a high paying job. You can leave your friends (if they’re true friends they’ll forgive you, and you’ll still be friends) and make new ones on the road. You can leave your family. You can depart from your hometown, your country, your culture, and everything you know. You can sacrifice. You can give up your $5.00 a cup morning coffee, you can give up air conditioning, frequent consumption of new products. You can give up eating out at restaurants and prepare affordable meals at home, and eat the leftovers too, instead of throwing them away. You can give up cable TV, Internet even. This list is endless. You can sacrifice climbing up in the hierarchy of careers. You can buck tradition and others’ expectations of you. You can triumph over your fears, by conquering your mind. You can take risks. And most of all, you can travel. You just don’t want it enough. You want a degree or a well-paying job or to stay in your comfort zone more. This is fine, if it’s what your heart desires most, but please don’t envy me and tell me you can’t travel. You’re not in a famine, in a desert, in a third world country, with five malnourished children to feed. You probably live in a first world country. You have a roof over your head, and food on your plate. You probably own luxuries like a cellphone and a computer. You can afford the $3.00 a night guest houses of India, the $0.10 fresh baked breakfasts of Morocco, because if you can afford to live in a first world country, you can certainly afford to travel in third world countries, you can probably even afford to travel in a first world country. So please say to me, “I want to travel, but other things are more important to me and I’m putting them first”, not, “I’m dying to travel, but I can’t”, because I have yet to have someone say they can’t, who truly can’t. You can, however, only live once, and for me, the enrichment of the soul that comes from seeing the world is worth more than a degree that could bring me in a bigger paycheck, or material wealth, or pleasing society. Of course, you must choose for yourself, follow your heart’s truest desires, but know that you can travel, you’re only making excuses for why you can’t. And if it makes any difference, I have never met anyone who has quit their job, left school, given up their life at home, to see the world, and regretted it. None. Only people who have grown old and regretted never traveling, who have regretted focusing too much on money and superficial success, who have realized too late that there is so much more to living than this."
July 22nd
6:54 AM
"Who the fuck cares where you went to school or where you work? The question is: Is your everyday experience good, healthy, beautiful? Because I have to tell you, while it might be cool to work for a company like Google, Apple, or The New Yorker, if your job is stupid, stressful and your boss is an asshole, there is nothing good or prestigious about that. While it might seem right to go to a school like Berkeley, if classes are overcrowded and students are nervous, anxious, religious zealots from Orange County, are you sure you want to go there? What’s good about that? To believe in prestige is to privilege abstract, collective impression over palpable, daily experience. To which I say: fuck prestige. Do what serves your everyday vitality."
—  Daniel Coffeen (via makethemdream)

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July 21st
12:01 AM

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July 17th
12:52 PM
"Wild honey smells of freedom
The dust - of sunlight
The mouth of a young girl, like a violet
But gold - smells of nothing."
—  Anna Akhmatova (via fernsandmoss)

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July 3rd
10:53 PM


“I am something of a recluse by nature. I am that cordless screwdriver that has to charge for twenty hours to earn ten minutes use….”

― Donald MillerBlue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

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July 1st
11:45 PM

"We’re living in an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us."

"We’re living in an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us."

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June 30th
12:26 PM

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June 26th
9:05 PM
June 20th
11:14 AM

Transient Love

by The Menzingers


I used to lie to myself all the time. I was always overreacting, screaming, “I’m gonna die”. But, now I’m 5000 miles from your head on my shoulder. From a night I spent sober, screaming, “I’m gonna die”. 

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May 9th
10:22 AM
"‘You burn with hunger for food that does not exist.’"
—  David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via talesofpassingtime)

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April 7th
8:15 AM
March 22nd
9:01 AM
"I believe in the cosmos. All of us are linked to the cosmos. Look at the sun. If there is no sun, then we cannot exist. So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals."
—  Mikhail Gorbachev (via thewildlifekingdom)

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March 17th
6:42 PM
"The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology."
—   EO Wilson  (via otimpfe)

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March 8th
5:35 PM
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this."
—  Henry David Thoreau (via liiightsout)

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March 2nd
8:42 PM

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