a sense of wasted tenderness


<..> but in the end, it’s a long, cold night and those woods for all of us.



"As the Euclideans would have it, irrationality is the square root of all evil."



"all children are crushed by the past of others"
blackestdespondency
"Modern cognitive science has exploded virtually every assumption behind the layperson’s view of a Promethean Controller. The brain is a complex system that schedules output routines, information gathering, and knowledge restructuring. This can all be explained within the modern conceptual language of executive functioning and the idea of coalitions of subsystems successively controlling action and internal processing. There is no little man in the head, there is no one place where it all comes together, there is no one place where the “I” sits, there is no Promethean Controller inside us that represents, in brain terms, the soul."

- Keith E. Stanovich, The Robot’s Rebellion, P. 212 (via blackestdespondency)

theanimalawake
blackestdespondency
"We’re descended from the indignant, passionate tellers of half truths who in order to convince others, simultaneously convinced themselves. Over generations success had winnowed us out, and with success came our defect, carved deep in the genes like ruts in a cart track—when it didn’t suit us we couldn’t agree on what was in front of us. Believing is seeing. That’s why there are divorces, border disputes and wars, and why this statue of the Virgin Mary weeps blood and that one of Ganesh drinks milk. And that was why metaphysics and science were such courageous enterprises, such startling inventions, bigger than the wheel, bigger than agriculture, human artifacts set right against the grain of human nature."

- Ian McEwan (via blackestdespondency)

shamelessoceantheanimalawake
shamelessocean:

source
liberatingreality
"When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique. He is universal by virtue of the inseparability of his organism from the cosmos. He is unique in that he is just this organism and not any stereotype of role, class, or identity assumed for the convenience of social communication."

- Alan Watts (via liberatingreality)

mpdrolet
mpdrolet:

Anointed Akan Fisherman, The Gold Coast Ghana,  2010  
Elisabeth Sunday

mpdrolet:

Anointed Akan Fisherman, The Gold Coast Ghana, 2010

Elisabeth Sunday

9/1 19:13 - mpdrolet - 190 notes
larmoyantefuckyeahexistentialism
"I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that."

- Ernest Hemingway, Winner Take Nothing (via likeafieldmouse)

artismyhustledrmr2314
9/1 19:06 - drmr2314 - 109 notes
just-smithbeelzibubbles

The Latest Double-Standard

just-smith:

Female version of a product is created

Tumblr: This is disgusting, why do they think women aren’t good enough to use the standard product? Why must we always paint men as the norm and women as other, when we should be equal? Stop forcing us in this restrictive box of femininity, we can use the same product as everyone else. The brand should stop forcing this on women.

Reality: This is a marketing gimmick. Some people will be more likely to buy a special version targeted at them and so it helps expand the brand and boost sales. You don’t have to buy it if you don’t want to.

Male version of a product is created

Tumblr: This is hilarious, do men think they’re too good to use the standard product? How fragile is masculinity, if men demand special versions of everything just to preserve it, out of fear of being seen equal to women? Men need to stop hiding in their tiny box of masculinity; they can use the same product as everybody else. Men should stop forcing this on the brand.

Reality: This is a marketing gimmick. Some people will be more likely to buy a special version targeted at them and so it helps expand the brand and boost sales. You don’t have to buy it if you don’t want to.

9/1 19:06 - beelzibubbles - 2,279 notes
blacksupervillaintalking-fedora
"When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do."

-

A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way. (via motherfuckingstarlord)

interseting word choice. because men never scream and women never yell, why ever would you not compare the same thing?

(via sosungalittleclodofclay)

Dude that word choice was so insidious. I don’t agree with the quote anyway but hot damn I never would have teased that bit out, and it really does make a difference.

(via iamreallyangry)

there’s a neat thing you can do to pick out insidious gender shit. remove gender and compare.

When people scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When people yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do.

looking at the original gender distinction it gets crystal fucking clear really fast.

Pretty much what I said, though I’m glad someone else spotted it, too. Linguistic framing at its finest.

(via bluesigma)

9/1 19:04 - talking-fedora - 380,532 notes
bxrakatthatalbanianguy
iwillsavemyworld:

elisabeth9uk:

bxrakat:

bxrakat:

hi so my friend alice has been missing for over 24 hours now and everyone is getting really worried, so if you live around london uk would you please ring 101 if you see this girl, it would mean a lot thank you bye

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28997068 this bbc news story explains more about it so please help if you can #findalice

Please help find Alice - west London - URGENT help needed

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS
she was last seen in Kew by the canal, but she could have walked anywhere from there
shes only 14 and has health problems that make her seriously vulnerable
another pic of her:

REBLOG YOU NEVER KNOW IF ANY OF YOUR FOLLOWERS MAY LIVE IN WEST LONDON AND KNOW SOMETHING THAT COULD HELP

iwillsavemyworld:

elisabeth9uk:

bxrakat:

bxrakat:

hi so my friend alice has been missing for over 24 hours now and everyone is getting really worried, so if you live around london uk would you please ring 101 if you see this girl, it would mean a lot thank you bye

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28997068 this bbc news story explains more about it so please help if you can #findalice

Please help find Alice - west London - URGENT help needed

PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS

she was last seen in Kew by the canal, but she could have walked anywhere from there

shes only 14 and has health problems that make her seriously vulnerable

another pic of her:

REBLOG YOU NEVER KNOW IF ANY OF YOUR FOLLOWERS MAY LIVE IN WEST LONDON AND KNOW SOMETHING THAT COULD HELP

8/31 22:13 - thatalbanianguy - 42,611 notes
violentwavesofemotionfuckyeahexistentialism
"To feel anything deranges you. To be seen feeling anything strips you naked."

- Anne Carson, from Red Doc (via synaesthes—ia)

cruxoreendge

endge:

Jacob Banks - Worthy

8/31 21:57 - endge - 77 notes
kushandwizdomtheheroineaddict
"I let my mind wander and it never came back."

- Dau Voire (via kushandwizdom)

8/31 21:41 - theheroineaddict - 4,742 notes
tiaraloveskandlupitadrmr2314
8/31 21:39 - drmr2314 - 2,234 notes