Life is more transcendent than you ever imagined possible.

  • humansofnewyork:

"It’s a Spaghetti Monster pin." “How would you describe the Spaghetti Monster?” “It’s a semi-serious, semi-parody religion. If you substitute the word ‘Spaghetti Monster’ for the word God, it exposes religion to critical thinking. Because of the cultural reverence for the word ‘God,’ so much of religion flies under the radar of critical thinking. But if you think about it— the word ‘God’ is just a noise we make, just like ‘Spaghetti Monster’ is a noise. Both are placeholders for a concept, and neither is more valid than the other. The whole point of the Spaghetti Monster is not necessarily to say that God isn’t real, but to point out the flaws in our conceptualization of him.”

    humansofnewyork:

    "It’s a Spaghetti Monster pin."
    “How would you describe the Spaghetti Monster?”
    “It’s a semi-serious, semi-parody religion. If you substitute the word ‘Spaghetti Monster’ for the word God, it exposes religion to critical thinking. Because of the cultural reverence for the word ‘God,’ so much of religion flies under the radar of critical thinking. But if you think about it— the word ‘God’ is just a noise we make, just like ‘Spaghetti Monster’ is a noise. Both are placeholders for a concept, and neither is more valid than the other. The whole point of the Spaghetti Monster is not necessarily to say that God isn’t real, but to point out the flaws in our conceptualization of him.”

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  • sansaspark:

    During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.

    The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.

  • Ella Eyre - Comeback

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  • Remember just a year ago, when I was completely fucking useless at life? It’s actually kind of inspiring to see how far I’ve come in just a year. There’s this weird feeling of prolonged accomplishment that I honestly have never felt before in my life.
And it feels pretty damn good.
That being said, I finally met the people in my dorm building today during a “mandatory” meeting. Let’s just say that they’re mostly bland, uninteresting, and quite frankly, really fucking weird people. But I’m tired of bitching about my situation. I’m going to take my curse of being forced into substance free housing as an opportunity to really improve upon myself this year.

    Remember just a year ago, when I was completely fucking useless at life? It’s actually kind of inspiring to see how far I’ve come in just a year. There’s this weird feeling of prolonged accomplishment that I honestly have never felt before in my life.

    And it feels pretty damn good.

    That being said, I finally met the people in my dorm building today during a “mandatory” meeting. Let’s just say that they’re mostly bland, uninteresting, and quite frankly, really fucking weird people. But I’m tired of bitching about my situation. I’m going to take my curse of being forced into substance free housing as an opportunity to really improve upon myself this year.

    • Be amazing at the clarinet and at band camp in general
    • Get approved by my advisor for my study abroad application
    • Get approved by my other advisor for my Program II application
    • Look really fucking hot and get checked out by shit tons of people
  • "

    Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

    When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

    The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

    But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

    "

    Tom Clempsom

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