Perhaps a sin that humbles you is better than a good deed that makes you arrogant. — Hamza Yusuf (via hadeiadel)

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Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. — Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (via kushandwizdom)

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The knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on earth - the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars - the high mass ones among them - went unstable in their later years, they collapsed and then exploded, scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy - guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems - stars with orbiting planets. And those planets now have the ingredients for life itself.

So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up- many people feel small, cause their small and the universe is big. But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socratic-thinker)

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falloutshelter7:

Automatic license plate scanners

keeping tabs on millions of cars

Automated license plate readers are quickly spreading across the US, with nearly 70 percent of US police departments using the systems. Los Angeles in particular is a heavy user, adding three million scans to a shared database every week, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Activists fear information repositories such as these add to the possibility of abuse and the erosion of civil liberties. RT’s Lindsay France is in Los Angeles and takes a look at the debate.

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A patient man will eat ripe fruit. ~ African proverb — (via kushandwizdom)

Good Vibes HERE

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So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow. Attachments, Rainbow Rowell (via psych-facts)
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. — Robert Louis Stevenson

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Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. — Democritus (via philosophicallyincorrect)

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We start off with high hopes, then we bottle it. We realise that we’re all going to die, without really finding out the big answers. We develop all those long-winded ideas which just interpret the reality of our lives in different ways, without really extending our body of worthwhile knowledge, about the big things, the real things. Basically, we live a short disappointing life; and then we die. We fill up our lives with shite, things like careers and relationships to delude ourselves that it isn’t all totally pointless. — Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting (via philosophicallyincorrect)

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The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it. — Michael Rivero (via philosophicallyincorrect)

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Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful. Milan Kundera (via philosophicallyincorrect)

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Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth —  Pema Chödrön (via philosophicallyincorrect)

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punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

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Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. — Plato (via kushandwizdom)

More good vibes here

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jewishpolitics:

conservativelibrarian:

This is NOT a warning you want to come true…

Didn’t this already happen?

jewishpolitics:

conservativelibrarian:

This is NOT a warning you want to come true…

Didn’t this already happen?

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