"I would rather die of passion than of boredom."
A cleaned up version of the doodle graphic Tumblr user lovewallace created because it deserved to be a full grown graphic.
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I understand what this is trying to get across, and sure, I’ve never been the victim myself of either racism or sexism, but I disagree with the last bit. The search for understanding, compassion, and an equality that recognizes that it is our experiences and our shared human identity that make us what we are, not what we can’t control, is completely rejected by the author of this piece from the first. He or she or they then goes/go on to purposefully alienate anyone who believes in a levelheaded, open-minded approach, which is an arguably unsurpassably contentious and counterproductive radicalization of the doctrine of friendship and love that should characterize a civil discussion on these issues. It saddens me that we could lose so much at the hands of hate, when it is hate that we are trying to counteract. Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gloria Steinem, Thurgood Marshall: these men and women had dreams of a world without the poisonous hands of cruelty, violence, animosity, inequality, oppression, and hatred. Let’s not forget whose shoulders we stand upon, and what they represent.
The chemical formulas of various substances used to mimic plant-based aromas and flavors.
(Source: kilikilipowers, via wholoovoo)
when you feel you have lost everything, you still have
- unexpected kindness in strangers
- the rest of the world to travel
- languages to learn
- animals to take care of
- volunteer work to do
- the power of a good night’s rest
- the changing of seasons
- infinite things to learn
- billions of people to meet and possibly love
- billions of people who might love you back