The crowd is the gathering place of the weakest; true creation is a solitary act. — Charles Bukowski (via explore-blog)
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The greatest satisfaction you can obtain from life is your pleasure in producing, in your own individual way, something of value to your fellowmen. That is creative living!
When we consider that each of us has only one life to live, isn’t it rather tragic to find men and women, with brains capable of comprehending the stars and the planets, talking about the weather; men and women, with hands capable of creating works of art, using those hands only for routine tasks; men and women, capable of independent thought, using their minds as a bowling-alley for popular ideas; men and women, capable of greatness, wallowing in mediocrity; men and women, capable of self-expression, slowly dying a mental death while they babble the confused monotone of the mob?
For you, life can be a succession of glorious adventures. Or it can be a monotonous bore.
Take your choice! — William J. Reilly
Amelia Earhart, born on July 24, 1897, on life.
Even after Obama climate speech, @UTenergypoll sees declines in % of Americans (GOP & Dem.) seeing climate change. Release:
Sixty-seven percent of Americans say that climate change is occurring, down from 73 percent in March, according to the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas Energy Poll. Eighteen percent of respondents say that climate change is not occurring and 15 percent report they don’t know.
The online nationwide survey, conducted July 18-22, indicates that although climate change can be a polarizing issue politically, both Democrats and Republicans experienced similar declines from where numbers were in March. Over the past four months, the percentage of Republicans who say that climate change is occurring dropped from 55 to 51 percent and Democrats decreased from 89 to 84 percent.
Children may also play a role in attitudes on climate change. Seventy-four percent of survey participants living with children under 18 years of age say that climate change is occurring, while just 62 percent of those living without children do.
This survey was conducted among 1,054 U.S. residents aged 18 and over. Data were weighted using U.S. Census Bureau figures, as well as propensity scores, to ensure the sample’s composition reflects the actual U.S. population. The poll was developed by the McCombs School of Business and launched in October 2011 to provide an objective, authoritative look at consumer attitudes and perspectives on key energy issues. It is designed to help inform national discussion, business planning and policy development.
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Few things under heaven bring more benefit than lessons learned from silence and the actions taken without striving. — Lao Tzu
@kkoolook: Life is a river -
Let me tell you a joke, Rora said.
Mujo wakes up one day, after a long night of drinking, and asks himself what the meaning of life is. He goes to work, but realizes that is not what life is or should be. He decides to read some philosophy and for years studies everything from the old Greeks…
Because when I read, I don’t really read; I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol, infusing brain and heart and coursing through the veins to the root of each blood vessel. — Bohumil Hrabal
If you want to get high, don’t drink whiskey; read Shakespeare, Tennyson, Keats, Neruda, Hopkins, Millay, Whitman aloud and let your body sing. — Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones