*pulls out phone* “hey check out this meme”
"woah, don’t you know liking memes isn’t cool???"
"aha it’s a metaphor. i like the meme but i never press the reblog button. put it in your likes but never give it the power to ruin your blog"
this fault in your stars meme is cracking me up so hard
A rare and wonderful interview with legendary, reclusive artist Agnes Martin
A wise person knows when and how to make the exception to every rule… A wise person knows how to improvise… Real-world problems are often ambiguous and ill-defined and the context is always changing. A wise person is like a jazz musician — using the notes on the page, but dancing around them, inventing combinations that are appropriate for the situation and the people at hand. A wise person knows how to use these moral skills in the service of the right aims. To serve other people, not to manipulate other people. And finally, perhaps most important, a wise person is made, not born. Wisdom depends on experience, and not just any experience. You need the time to get to know the people that you’re serving. You need permission to be allowed to improvise, try new things, occasionally to fail and to learn from your failures. And you need to be mentored by wise teachers.
Legendary psychologist Barry Schwartz, author of the enormously stimulating Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, on our loss of wisdom.
A free public library is a revolutionary notion, and when people don’t have free access to books, then communities are like radios without batteries. You cut people off from essential sources of information — mythical, practical, linguistic, political — and you break them. You render them helpless in the face of political oppression.
Lucid dream [is] a phenomenon in which the dreamer becomes aware they are dreaming and can potentially control their actions as well as the content and context of the dream. Lucid dreams are generally understood to occur exclusively during REM, the final phase of the sleep cycle that is most closely related to wakefulness and the one generally associated with dreams. Research on the prevalence of lucid dreamers suggests that if you’ve never had a lucid dream, you may be in the minority.
[Studies indicate] that practicing a physical activity during a lucid dream could improve performance in waking life.
The strategy laid out for actively training yourself to lucid dream [in the] 1991 book, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming … boils down to are identifying discrepancies from reality that can help you realize you are dreaming and, hopefully, gain conscious control of your dream. The first step, therefore, is to spend a few weeks recording your dreams and identifying these themes.
Find the general things that appeal to other people, find the universals to what’s important about your science that can communicate and be understood by people in other fields and other walks of life, and find the universals in your passion. You have a passion for what you do — try to explain why you feel that passion. And if you’re able to link those universals of discovery and passion with the facts of science, you’ve done very well.
Fantastic advice on how to mater the art of science communication from Neil Shubin, author of the bestselling Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body and host of PBS’s new show based on the book.
Complement with another Neil-named master of science communication – deGrasse Tyson – on the art of the soundbite.(via explore-blog)
If you read one thing today, make it this fantastic piece on how to cultivate practical wisdom.
Lovin this so much :)
“Intellect is a part of a good faith. Intellect is the light, the heart is the direction.”
― Tariq Ramadan
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