My own roommate sent this to me, and not only is this HILARIOUS (tears are streaming down my face right now), there’s a part about reading, which makes it relevant to y’all.
Here’s one quote of many hysterical ones:
Email me! I’ll hook yo ass up with Facebook links, background checks, credit reports, phone numbers, resumes, references, awards, sexual history, pictures of karate trophies and a list of the top 10 women I’d like to bang before I die.
“One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings. - Diogenes of Sinope”—
So, technically by quoting that I kind of went against it’s meaning, but I think it suites my point nicely. I believe that people are told everything under the sun (good saying) especially under the age of the internet. We are given advice, quotations, cliches that help us understand what is going on, and how to deal with these things. Although, I do not believe this is a bad thing at all, in fact, I think it is great because quotes give you support, and, let you know that somebody has figured out your problem, or at least give you hope. This is great, its amazing actually. Books are also proof of the effect of living by somebody’s words.
The problem with this is that people just take these words, they post them somewhere, or they reflect on them, they say “ok, got it, I am not alone, this is great!”. The reason this is a problem, is the same reason I think the quote above is so unbelievably true. You have to still progress in your mind. You have to learn what the person you are quoting learned, you cannot just feed off their experience. I am a firm believer in this. I try to only quote things that I myself have also figured out, and to be honest that makes it so much more of a connection to the words.
So hopefully the next time you call upon another’s words, (this is a for myself as well), try to think if you really know what they mean, if you really get it, and you can say it yourself. If you can’t then isn’t that quote just pretty words?
*I’d like to point out that this is not a call out or an attack on anybody, quotes are beautiful, I love them, I truly do. This was my food for thought (if you will) for reiterating somebody’s quote as a picture, instead of something much more. There is a time and place for both, just know which you are doing. *
**By the way, you totally look great today, (just in case you still think I’m a jerk)**
The ultimate car album. Was belting out to “Two Headed Boy” with the windows open leaving the gym and some bros outside were laughing and scoffing as I drove by. Psh, as if they don’t sing along in their trucks to Hinder or whatever shite they listen to these days.
So, I have decided what I would like to do with my tumblr. I am letting you followers know, because I needed to put something as a text post, and I don’t just want to put a placeholder(like somebody I know).
In an effort to make my blog SUPER PRETTY, I will be like those cute picture blogs that post 3 pictures or whatever and then text, it’s super neat (I will be doing it a little different). I have to have order! I realized that I would like to post more original content, such as my writings, but I never can think of anything to write that would be appropriate for everyone. So, I am just going to post anything.
You may like it even! If not you may like things I reblog or music I post, that is cool too. Of course you may also be like, wow everything this kid does is stupid, in which case, I thank you for following me for however long you stay.
I have included a picture of a cat to make this not a waste of your time.
“There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live…..the sum of all human wisdom will be contained in these two words: Wait and Hope.”—Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo)
“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.”—John Steinbeck (via troubled)
As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously? Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?
I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it. But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened?
Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?