Cleverness is a gift, but kindness is a choice. Choices are always harder than gifts.
This Christmas, Nutella will be selling jars of their chocolate nutty goodness with personalised names as a unique gift idea. They will be sold exclusively at Selfridges and it only costs 3.99! Let’s be honest who wouldn’t want a jar of this magic as a pressie?
We need this stateside. More brands taking a cue from Coca-Cola? I’m in.
What do you post to Facebook? Pictures of yourself yelling at your kids, or having a hard time at work? No, you post smiling photos of a hiking trip with friends. You build a fake life — or at least an incomplete one — and share it. Furthermore, you consume almost exclusively the fake lives of your social media “friends.” Unless you are extraordinarily self-aware, how could it not make you feel worse to spend part of your time pretending to be happier than you are, and the other part of your time seeing how much happier others seem to be than you?Love People, Not Pleasure - NYTimes.com
Seriously considering this. (via Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Craftiness Cross by SatsumaStreet)
To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.Thomas S. Monson (via kvtes)
I swear to every heaven ever imagined,b.e.fitzgerald (Art is a Facebook status about your winter break.)
if I hear one more dead-eyed hipster
tell me that art is dead, I will personally summon Shakespeare
from the grave so he can tell them every reason
why he wishes he were born in a time where
he could have a damn Gmail account.
The day after I taught my mother
how to send pictures over Iphone she texted
me a blurry image of our cocker spaniel ten times in a row.
Don’t you dare try to tell me that that is not beautiful.
But whatever, go ahead and choose to stay in
your backwards-hoping-all-inclusive club
while the rest of us fall in love over Skype.
Send angry letters to state representatives,
as we record the years first sunrise so
we can remember what beginning feels like when
we are inches away from the trigger.
Lock yourself away in your Antoinette castle
while eat cake and tweet to the whole universe that we did.
Hashtag you’re a pretentious ass hole.
Van Gogh would have taken 20 selflies a day.
Sylvia Plath would have texted her lovers
nothing but heart eyed emojis when she ran out of words.
Andy Warhol would have had the worlds weirdest Vine account,
and we all would have checked it every morning while we
Snap Chat our coffee orders to the people
we wish were pressed against our lips instead of lattes.
This life is spilling over with 85 year olds
rewatching JFK’s assassination and
7 year olds teaching themselves guitar over Youtube videos.
Never again do I have to be afraid of forgetting
what my fathers voice sounds like.
No longer must we sneak into our families phonebook
to look up an eating disorder hotline for our best friend.
No more must I wonder what people in Australia sound like
or how grasshoppers procreate.
I will gleefully continue to take pictures of tulips
in public parks on my cellphone
and you will continue to scoff and that is okay.
But I hope, I pray, that one day you will realize how blessed
you are to be alive in a moment where you can google search
how to say I love you in 164 different languages.
Pantone 101 color match. Texas Dandelion. Apparently, you can eat the whole plant and it’s good for you.
The path to understanding how you’re special and how to leverage that is by watching other people.
Who we are comes so naturally to each of us that we don’t realize it’s special at first. We can’t tell what makes us different unless we compare ourselves to others.
Also, the thing that is special about us is usually extreme, and therefore also our downfall. It’s hard to see a downfall as an advantage. The best way to believe that you can do that for yourself is to see other people doing it.
The only thing, really, that helps you have a solid career is self-knowledge. No one can give that to you. They can only inspire you to give it to yourself.http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2014/01/07/your-weird-behavior-is-the-key-to-finding-your-career-niche/