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 Craig Foster «

Amphibious Soul

» in #teaching, #wilding & #working
 Aldous Huxley «

Themes and Variations

» in #failing, #laughing & #reflecting
 Ursula Le Guin «

The Dispossessed

» in #inspiring, #teaching & #wilding
 Søren Kierkegaard «

Either/Or, Part I

» in #crying & #failing
 Clinton Callahan «

Building Love that Lasts

» in #daring & #teaching
 Proverb in #laughing & #teaching
 Proverb «

via Building Love that Lasts

» in #crying, #failing & #healing
 Oscar Wilde in #daring & #wilding
 Scott Glenn «

via Tim Ferris

» in #daring, #failing & #teaching
 Stephen King «

Mr. Mercedes

»
 Unknown in #crying
 Paul Newell «

via Facebook

» in #designing & #laughing
 Najwa Zebian «

The Nectar of Pain

» in #crying, #healing, #laughing & #teaching
 Carl Jung «

speaking to the Society for Psychical Research in England, 1919

» in #daring, #imagining & #teaching
 Stewart Brand «

Whole Earth Review, 1986

» in #teaching & #working
 André Gide «

Autumn Leaves

» in #daring & #teaching
 Dave Wise
 Jack Schofield «

Schofield's Third Law of Computing

» in #breaking, #nerding & #teaching
 Jack Schofield «

Schofield's Second Law of Computing

» in #making, #nerding & #teaching
 Jack Schofield «

Schofield's First Law of Computing

» in #nerding & #teaching
 Socrates «

actually Kenneth John Freeman

» in #laughing
 Socrates «

via Plutarch Moralia, How the Young Man Should Study Poetry

» in #eating

… in every generation there are a few souls, call them lucky or cursed, who are simply born not belonging, who come into the world semi-detached, if you like, without strong affiliation to family or location or nation or race; that there may even be millions, billions of such souls, as many non-belongers as belongers, perhaps; that, in sum, the phenomenon may be as "natural" a manifestation of human nature as its opposite, but one that has been mostly frustrated, throughout human history, by lack of opportunity. And not only by that: for those who value stability, who fear transience, uncertainly, change, have erected a powerful system of stigmas and taboos against rootlessness, that disruptive, anti-social force, so that we mostly conform, we pretend to be motivated by loyalties and solidarities we do not really feel, we hide our secret identities beneath the false skins of those identities which bear the belongers' seal of approval.

But the truth leaks out in our dreams; alone in our beds, we soar, we fly, we flee. And in the waking dreams our societies permit, in our myths, our arts, our songs, we celebrate the non-belongers, the different ones, the outlaws, the freaks.

What we forbid ourselves we pay good money to watch, in a playhouse or a movie theatre, or to read about between the secret covers of a book. Our libraries, our palaces of entertainment, tell the truth. The tramp, the assassin, the rebel, the thief, the mutant, the outcast, the delinquent, the devil, the sinner, the traveller, the gangster, the runner, the mask: if we did not recognize in them our least-fulfilled needs, we would not invent them over and over again, in every place, in every language, in every time.

 Salman Rushdie «

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

» in #crying, #daring & #inspiring
 Oscar Wilde «

An Ideal Husband

» in #crying, #laughing & #reflecting
 Ishi in #crying & #wilding
 William Blake «via Anna Banas» in #healing & #teaching
 Bono «via Q with Tom Power» in #laughing & #wilding
 Bono «via Q with Tom Power» in #healing & #making
 Bono «via Q with Tom Power» in #inspiring & #making
 P. C. Hodgell «

Seekers Mask, via Aella on the Lex Fridman Podcast

» in #breaking, #daring & #healing
 Nizar Qabbani «translated by @Dr2NisreenAlwan» in #breaking & #healing
 Gearóid T. «comment on Russell Brand's Oh SHT, Something TERRIFYING Is Happening» in #breaking & #laughing
 Sam Altman «@sama» in #making
 Clarissa Pinkola Estés «comment on The Heartland by Charles Eisenstein» in #making
  Roger Needham «Jan Schaumann (see 'value engineering') » in #breaking, #laughing & #nerding
 Bruce Sterling «Farewell to Beyond the Beyond» in #laughing & #making
 Lucius Annaeus Seneca «

Letters to Lucilius, 91.6

» in #teaching & #working
 Dinos Christianopoulos «

The Body and the Wormwood

» in #inspiring & #wilding
 John Ruskin «

maybe

» in #crying, #failing & #laughing
 Mary Oliver «

from Franz Marc's Blue Horses

» in #making & #reflecting