Fortysix + H

"Alles was wir sind, ist das ergebnis von dem was wir gedacht haben"
... - Bastian Schweinsteiger -

Many academic disciplines also reduce their influence by neglecting political diversity. Sociology, for example, should be central to so many national issues, but it is so dominated by the left that it is instinctively dismissed by the right.

Professors, We Need You! - NYTimes.com

Ehhh? The reason there are so few conservatives in sociology is probably because most conservatives reject one of sociology’s basic premises: that social, cultural, and institutional contexts influence individual humans in ways that can be predicted and studied.

BOOOOOOTSTRAAAAAAPS

(via brutereason)

(via polyverse)

My darling, you are allowed to fail without being a failure. You are allowed to make mistakes without becoming one. More opportunities will present themselves, you will find hope again.

It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.

—Alan Ball, American Beauty (via larmoyante)

(via zestoftheday)

Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.

—Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via anya-eye)

(Source: ynannarising, via polyverse)

thebalibu:

The wisdom of the Captain. The attitude of Captain Tightpants is great and applicable to all situations.

onyxakaalex:

My phone contains these and moreee:’3