Mental health is often missing from public health debates even though it’s critical to wellbeing. — Diane Abbott (via kushandwizdom)
Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, ‘The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.’

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in a 1975 conversation with a U.S. ambassador and two diplomats. 

The quote was unearthed by Wikileaks, when they published the world’s largest searchable collection of U.S. diplomatic communications late last night. 

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To live life is to make a succession of errors. Understanding this can bring us great ease and forgiveness for ourselves and others. — Jack Kornfield - A Path With Heart (via iam-youis)

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Situation Comedy

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Situation Comedy

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (via kushandwizdom)

micdotcom:

America’s painkiller problem is getting out of control

The U.S. consumes far more opioid pain relievers, like Percocet and Vicodin, than any other nation. But the problem is far worse in some states than in others. In a strip stretching from Louisiana to Michigan, doctors write between 96 and 143 prescriptions for every 100 people, averaging more than one prescription per person. There’s no national policy to govern how doctors should prescribe the drugs, from when to give them out to how many pills to provide and how long the treatment should last.

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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. — Chinese Proverb (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.” — Lao Tzu (via truthofoneness)

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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. — Anais Nin (via acrylicalchemy)

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Nobody drinks a bottle of vodka for fun, and that’s a damn fact. — The most sober thing a drunk person could say  (via nuggative)

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