What, in fact, is “equality”? The term has been much invoked but little analyzed. A and B are “equal” if they are identical to each other with respect to a given attribute. Thus, if Smith and Jones are both exactly six feet in height, then they may be said to be “equal” in height. If two sticks are identical in length, then their lengths are “equal,” etc. There is one and only one way, then, in which any two people can really be “equal” in the fullest sense: they must be identical in all of their attributes. This means, of course, that equality of all men – the egalitarian ideal – can only be achieved if all men are precisely uniform, precisely identical with respect to all of their attributes. The egalitarian world would necessarily be a world of horror fiction – a world of faceless and identical creatures, devoid of all individuality, variety, or special creativity. — Murray N. Rothbard, 'Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature' (via heartbloodspirit)
all week for friday,
all year for summer,
all life for happiness. — (via sensitizes)
First intercontinental business trip commencing soon! :) – View on Path.
Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed - borrowed from those who have no idea of who they are themselves. — Osho (via occult101)
Six simple rituals:
1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh.
2. Define your top 3. Every morning ask yourself, “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?” Prioritizes your day accordingly and don’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete.
3. The 50/10 Rule. Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Spend your 10 minutes getting away from your desk, going outside, calling friends, meditating, or grabbing a glass of water.
4. Move and sweat daily. Regular movement keeps us healthy and alert. It boosts energy and mood, and relieves stress.
5. Express gratitude. Gratitude fosters happiness. Each morning, think of at least five things you’re thankful for. In times of stress, pause and reflect on these things.
6. Reflect daily. Bring closure to your day through 10 minutes of reflection. Asks yourself, “What went well?” and “What needs improvement?” — (via yumegrrrrrl)
(Source: Fast Company, via snuglefuk)
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. — Les Brown (via psych-facts)
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. — Brené Brown (via quotes-shape-us)
The single most important lesson I learned in 25 years talking every single day to people, was that there’s a common denominator in our human experience. The common denominator I found in every single interview is we want to be validated. We want to be understood. I’ve done over 35,000 interviews in my career. And as soon as that camera shuts off, and inevitably in their own way, everyone asks this question: ‘Was that okay?’ I heard it from President Bush, I heard it from President Obama, I’ve heard it from heroes and from housewives, I’ve heard it from victims and perpetrators of crimes. I even heard it from Beyonce in all her Beyonce-ness… They all want to know: ‘Was that okay? Did you hear me? Did you see me? Did what I said mean anything to you? — Oprah Winfrey (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)
Every person, situation, circumstances, and experience in your life is a reflection of some aspect of who you believe yourself to be. — Iyanla Vanzant (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)