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The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.

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29 Ways to Stay Creative (original video by TO-FU)

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Ducklings vs. curb: Who will prevail?

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Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The Hell Out Of This of the Day: Metro Detroit native Ross Capicchioni, who was shot multiple times by a person he thought was his friend, tells The Berrics his absolutely must-hear story of survival, recovery, and justice.

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Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter | TED ›

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"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B, because that way she knows that no matter what happens, at least she can always find her way to me. And I’m going to paint solar systems on the backs of her hands, so she has to learn the entire universe before she can say, “Oh, I know that like the back of my hand.” And she’s going to learn that this life will hit you hard in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach. But getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air…”

Mind of Man: Why You're Not Married ›

"Life is not a linear series of events that you control. It’s not A, B, C; it’s more like A, W, 5. Life is winging it. Improvising. Navigating by the stars and sailing in the general direction of the shore, knowing well between here and there is an ocean of krakens, sirens and that madman Captain Nemo.

… I don’t believe in fate. I believe in atoning for your transgressions. I believe in not being a dick to other people. I believe in courage, which is the act of stuffing your fear in a basket, balancing it on your head like a Sherpa, and trudging up an impossibly tall mountain that disappears into the clouds.”

-John DeVore

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Why do you stay here and live this mean moiling life, when a glorious existence is possible for you? Those same stars twinkle over other fields than these.

Henry David Thoreau  (via comfycouch)

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This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others…

Swami Vivekananda

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The greatest battle is not physical, but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet, the steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Courage. We all suffer. Keep going.

 
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