the stories we shared

if nothing else i want to deconstruct the way i see the world, and build it from scratch. join me.
natgeofound:

Visitors of diverse nationalities crowd a casino roulette table in Swaziland, 1969.Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Visitors of diverse nationalities crowd a casino roulette table in Swaziland, 1969.Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic Creative

the truth is, i am overcome with an overwhelming desire to disappear to an island and watch sun sets

I have no control over what people think of me but I have 100% control of what I think of myself.

Beth Ditto (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

…or as my dad says, “People can only drive you crazy if you give them the keys.”

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prefessionalu:

Fashion blogger Leandra Medine, of ManRepeller.com, explains why fashion doesn’t have to be serious, how she initially started her blog to get a job and why there is no reason that brains and beauty can’t coexist.

(Source: Fast Company, via fastcodesign)

To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.

—E.E. Cummings (via kushandwizdom)

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i wish i could sit on a green grassy hill with my best friend and eat ice cream and watch the sun set and feel like everything was going to be okay.

betaknowledge:

Standing as if waiting for signals from another world, these men on the Djibouti shores hope for a faint cellphone signal from neighboring Somalia. (via)

betaknowledge:

Standing as if waiting for signals from another world, these men on the Djibouti shores hope for a faint cellphone signal from neighboring Somalia. (via)

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humansofnewyork:

"We’ve been friends for 43 years. Every few years, we meet for a few hours, and pick right back up."

humansofnewyork:

"We’ve been friends for 43 years. Every few years, we meet for a few hours, and pick right back up."

[The modern Western economist] is used to measuring the “standard of living” by the amount of annual consumption, assuming all the time that a man who consumes more is “better off” than a man who consumes less. A Buddhist economist would consider this approach excessively irrational: since consumption is merely a means to human well-being, the aim should be to obtain the maximum of well-being with the minimum of consumption.

Buddhist Economics – fantastic, timely read from 1973 (via explore-blog)

(Source: explore-blog)