"What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously. A convention is a social convenience, as, for example, money … but it is absurd to take money too seriously, to confuse it with real wealth … In somewhat the same way, thoughts, ideas and words are “coins” for real things."

Alan Watts (via thecalminside)

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"When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own."

Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via slowimpulse)

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policymic:

15 famous landmarks zoomed out tell a different story

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ted:

Happy Earth Day! The stunning photos above show the Sacred Headwaters, a pristine area of protected land in a remote corner of northern British Columbia. The area is about the size of the entire state of Oregon, and only one tiny road winds through it. (For context, on the US mainland, the farthest you can get from a maintained road is about 20 miles. Oregon is 98,466 square miles.)

Watch the full talk here »

Every day should be Earth day.

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Fight the Fear and the importance of self-defense

Feist – Comfort Me (439 plays)

riseabovethemadness:

Comfort Me || Feist

katiewilsonxp:

Some pretty pictures I found from my trip to Scotland. Castle Eileen Donan. 

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sosuperawesome:

Small and miniature oil paintings by Jessica Gardner

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vmagazine:

Norquay Co. painted canoe paddles
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vmagazine:

Norquay Co. painted canoe paddles

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betype:

…and be happy #calligraphy #lettering #design #bikes #tea #instagood #instadaily #art #design #parallelpen #ink

betype:

…and be happy #calligraphy #lettering #design #bikes #tea #instagood #instadaily #art #design #parallelpen #ink

laugh-dance-ellen:

"I haven’t had that much trouble coming out since 1997." (x)

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