You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.Eliezer Yudkowsky (via abundance-mine)
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.Mark Twain (via purplebuddhaproject)
Anonymous asked: Hi Sam, do you ever want to leave this "world". Not die, but drop everything and everyone and start new?
I did as a younger man. I have not for many many years. I guess I finally realized that what I wanted to escape was me.
Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
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A collection of powerful videos you might want to check out.
Farm To Fridge
Meet Your Meat
Forks Over Knives
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead
Films for Action
Holocaust on a Conveyor Belt
What a Difference a Day Makes (music by Moby)
Speciesism: The Movie
The Ghosts in our Machine
~Edit: I’ve added your suggestions below:
The Gerson Miracle
River of Waste
Gary Yourofsky’s Inspirational Speech at Georgia Tech
More than Honey
Death on a Factory Farm
Hungry for Change
The Beautiful Truth
Maximum Tolerated Dose
Behind the Mask
*Some of these videos contain graphic material.
Do you have any favourites you’d like to add?
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.Montaigne (via spoken-and-shared)
Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.Terence McKenna (via panatmansam)
What a color scheme. I would have a damn hard time deciding how to paint each section of trim on a Victorian.
Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.Janet Fitch (via thatkindofwoman)