“[For the oppressor,] discovering themselves to be an oppressor may cause considerable anguish, but it does not necessarily lead to solidarity with the oppressed. Rationalizing their guilt through paternalistic treatment of the oppressed, all the while holding them fast in a position of dependence, will not do. Solidarity requires that one enter into the situation of those with whom one is solidary; it is a radical posture.”—Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” (via blackdawnrising)
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”—
“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom: absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this or die like this without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.”—Anaïs Nin (via dishabillic)
This just happened. (via email). Feel free to take own-er-ship of the funds.
Greetings in the name God.
My name is Mustapha Abdel Jalil.I am the personal assistance to Muammar Gaddafi,former president of Libya.In my duty as a custodian of funds and properties in Gold and Diamond asserts worth over 250 million dollars.I have in my possession fund worth 30 million dollars in cash that is been kept in Bank in USA.
Your kind attention is required for this fund to be transferred to your company or personal account.Please respond to discuss further details as i do hope we can form a good and smooth partnership to actualize this deal.
“In everyone there sleeps
A sense of life lived according to love.
To some it means the difference they could make
by loving others, but across most it sweeps,
As all they might have done had they been loved.
That nothing cures.”— Philip Larkin (via bardsandsages)
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”—Carl Jung (via fuckyeahcarljung)
Some days I wake up and all I feel are the fractures in the flesh that covers the only me I’ve ever known. Some days it is those exact fissures that let the light hiding inside me pour out and cover in gold everyone that found enough beauty in the cracks to stand close.
on my own
looking for something
that I thought
I’d never find
only to realize
when I look back
what I’ve known
all this time;
that in the moments
I stared in joy at
all the beauty in the world
the strange feeling
was never so
for I know now
what I felt then
was the presence
of someone else”—