Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.
I have sea foam in my veins, I understand the language of waves.
A New Dawn
hrrrrrng so gud
leeSA / 리싸 - Happy (cover)
So. Dam. Gud.
The wisest men are not those who read the “best” books, or have the “greatest” conversations; they are the ones who love, and love well.
Choosing one set of disreputable billionaire overlords over another hardly counts as freedom, even less than choosing one brand of shampoo over another does. If unfettered Netflix delivery speed and the unbridled rise of “the next Zuckerberg” really do best exemplify the social advantage of common carriage online, then our commonest laments are also venial, not mortal ones. We’re choosing checkout lines, not foreclosing communal futures…
Sitting in front of the television, you grasp your iPhone tight in your hand instead of your knitting or your whiskey or your rosary or your lover.
The shame of expecting an immediate reply to a text or a Gchat message after just having failed to provide one. The narcissism of urgency.
The pull-snap of a timeline update on a smartphone screen, the spin of its rotary gauge. The feeling of relief at the surge of new data—in Gmail, in Twitter, in Instagram, it doesn’t matter.
The gentle settling of disappointment that follows, like a down duvet sighing into the freshly made bed. This moment is just like the last, and the next.
You close Facebook and then open a new browser tab, in which you immediately navigate back to Facebook without thinking.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.