Mind Full of Mindful Things
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Mind Full of Mindful Things
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We have forgotten how to live
without pictures to prove it.
Life only happens when it gets tweeted.
People are dying 140 characters at a time.
We filter everything
like it’s 1975.

Tag me “Patriotic”
#America
@afraidtoactyourage
sounds a lot like growing up.

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Alex Sparks
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epiphany
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"I say this for all of our poets, with life on their tongues, to speak a true word is to transform the entire world."
sunni patterson
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And Then There Was This: Progress
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There is another world, there is a better world.
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"The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you are just the same. You erase their experiences and perspective, their struggles and obstacles, their unique way of having to deal with those things in a world that also erases them. With the words, ‘but humans are humans’ or the bullshit dramatics of ‘we all bleed red’ normal people can simply pretend that if we all did things the way they did, then everything would work out okay. But, yes, we all bleed red but you don’t treat a paper-cut the same way you treat a gash, you don’t treat an infected wound the same way you treat one that isn’t, you don’t treat a wound to the leg the same way you treat a wound to the gut. You are not acknowledging someone’s personhood when you ignore the very things that make their lives different than yours, and when you refuse to understand that their circumstances have given them their own perspective that is just as valid as yours. More valid in fact – their perspective about their experiences that you haven’t been through is far more valid than anything you could ever think about it."

The danger of worldviews (Speaking when the world sleeps)

We are all connected, yes.

But we are not the same.

& having that connection even though we are all different from one another is the beauty of it all.

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"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."
Robin Williams (via oldmoleskine)
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"There are people who see something beautiful happening & they say, “I really wish that that wasn’t so beautiful so that I could be the most beautiful thing here.” That kind of competition that wishes mediocrity on other people is the most poisonous kind and it doesn’t even work, it just makes people lonely. Obviously you go back and forth, but I really try to make sure that when there is something amazing happening that I just take my hat off and really let that be as beautiful as it can be."
Jon Sands
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