There’s this weird non-critical behavior and analysis that occurs being vegan activists and non-vegans on this site where vegans want to critique modern industrial food systems but free from any critique of capitalism and divorced from intersectionality or…
GOOD AFTERNOON TINY COSMIC BABIES. I HOPE YOU ARE ALL RADIATING KINDNESS IN AND OUT OF YOURSELF EVEN THOUGH IT IS VERY HARD TO DO A LOT OF THE TIME. TOUCH SOMETHING WOOD IN YOUR HOUSE AND THINK ABOUT ACORNS TURNING INTO OAK TREES AND HOW YOU DON’T FAULT THEM FOR TAKING A LONG TIME TO GROW
I feel like Same Love by Macklemore could be exactly the way it is and if he could, in regard to the coverage that song has been getting, find some way to say at least one if not preferably all of the following in a very vocal and definitive way
- No I’m not the first hip hop artist to take a stand for LGBT rights
- No, hip hop is not an inherently homophobic genre
- Here are some artists who have far more important shit to say on the subject than I could ever hope to given the fact that they’re actually living the life I can only theorize about
Then I could probably coexist with it. But (and forgive me for not having my ear to the ground in the event that I’m incorrect) as far as I know, that hasn’t happened yet
life hack: eat well. drink lots of water. cut toxic people out of your life. realize you don’t know everything. realize you don’t have to give your input to every subject. realize that listening is often more important than speaking. try to exercise regularly. try to challenge yourself. don’t romanticize other people. don’t blame yourself for other peoples’ faults. think critically about yourself. surround yourself with people who listen to you. listen to others. be a friend to get a friend. realize the you in your head is a figment of your imagination. read lots of things. erase your self image and replace it with something mutable and always changing. be kind to animals. recognize you’re a very small creature made of stardust situated in a spatio-temporal fold you have no means of seeing beyond and that the only things that will last after your death are the good things you manage to do for others and the love you share. don’t feel bad about enjoying silly things, don’t let other people cow you into silence. fight for what you believe in. remember that you were created in the image of god. remember that you are perfect. remember that your existence is complex and cannot be reduced to trite aphorisms or a list of subjective characteristics. remember that none of this advice may apply to you. remember your family. remember where you come from. arm yourself for the future. arm yourself for the world. take care of yourself. you are never alone.
Carl Sagan on why sometimes it’s good to temporarily forgo your beliefs in order to respect someone else’s (via applepiesfromscratch)
Alternatively, Carl Sagan on (one of the reasons) why Richard Dawkins/many self-proclaimed atheists are assholes. (via imathers)
Sagan rules, Dawkins drools.