“what i never
from my mother
just because someone desires you
not mean they value you.
desire is the kind of thing that
leaves you starving.”—The Color of Low Self Esteem (Nayyirah Waheed)
“If you are completely rational about a subject, you are exposing it to refutation. So, if you are completely rational about a subject, you are taking risks. You are basically betting your belief against the facts every day—if you are reasonable. But, suppose you’re unreasonable: If you’re unreasonable, your beliefs are safe. If you’re unreasonable, then you don’t have to worry about new facts coming along and bonking you on the head, because you just say, “I wasn’t hit on the head. The facts are not true.” Or, “The people who are spreading these so-called ‘facts’ are lying.” So, if you’re unreasonable it’s a good way of insulating your beliefs.”—Bryan Caplan (via aboveauthority)
“It’s not capitalism when the system is plagued with incomprehensible rules regarding mergers, acquisitions, and stock sales, along with wage controls, price controls, protectionism, corporate subsidies, international management of trade, complex and punishing corporate taxes, privileged government contracts to the military-industrial complex, and a foreign policy controlled by corporate interests and overseas investments. Add to this centralized federal mismanagement of farming, education, medicine, insurance, banking and welfare. This is not capitalism!
To condemn free-market capitalism because of anything going on today makes no sense. There is no evidence that capitalism exists today. We are deeply involved in an interventionist-planned economy that allows major benefits to accrue to the politically connected of both political spectrums. One may condemn the fraud and the current system, but it must be called by its proper names – Keynesian inflationism, interventionism, and corporatism.”—Dr. Ron Paul.
“A psychedelic experience is a journey to new realms of consciousness. The scope and content of the experience is limitless, but its characteristic features are the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions, and of the ego or identity. Such experiences of enlarged consciousness can occur in a variety of ways: sensory deprivation, yoga exercises, disciplined meditation, religious or aesthetic ecstasies, or spontaneously. Most recently they have become available to anyone through the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, DMT, etc. Of course, the drug does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key — it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures.”—Timothy Leary, The Psychedelic Experience (via liberumarbitriumindifferentiae)
“There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don’t fit into their box are weird. But I’ll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance.”—C. JoyBell C. (via observando)