We no longer have actual conversations. We “connect” and “share”. The irony, indeed.
A simple question reveals complicated truths. The answers, thoughts and revelations that bubble up to the surface will make you learn things about yourself.
Watch this video and go ahead, ask yourself the simple question. The visit http://www.fiftypeopleonequestion.com and post your response.
I’ve learned that the worst fears are not what other people can do to you. What’s harder is when you are alone and answer the tough questions of every day life: What do you stand for? What do you believe in? How far will you go to stand up for what you believe?
— Filipino journalist Maria A Ressa speaking before FEU graduating class 2012.
Idol! When I grow up, I want to be like her! 😉
More choice quotes from the speech:
“Meaning is not something you stumble across nor what someone gives you. You build it through every choice you make, through the commitments you choose, the people you love, and the values you live by.”
“How do you build meaning into your life? … You build meaning by choosing what you commit to: whether it’s a cause, a religion, an ethical order, the people you love, the nation you are creating.”
April always makes me think of summer, no classes, beach and just having all the time in the world. That is, of course, the April of my childhood and that hasn’t been the case with my Aprils since I was, oh, 18 maybe, back in the Jurassic era! But so what, right? I still can dream of my perfect April/summer season in which all I need do is…
… read and make inroads into my book debt. In the pipeline this year: Stephen King’s 11/22/63, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Unholy Night both by Seth Grahame-Smith, in which the three wise men are protagonists in a sword-and-sandals epic — here’s an excerpt.And yes, The Hunger Games trilogy is also in this book debt. Argh!
… try and live lightly. I need a change in mindset and the article “The Elements of Living Lightly” perfectly encapsulates what needs to change in me: Think of nothing that happens as either good or bad. Stop judging, and stop expecting. It may not always work, but can’t hurt to try. At the very least, it presents you with a clean slate.
… eat right. And I need these portion plates to do that. OK, I don’t need these plates, but they’re just damn cute!
… go somewhere, anywhere — preferably to a beach.
… or failing that, hole up this Holy Week to watch Game of Thrones, season 2! Here’s a refresher course.
Didn’t know it was UN World Water Day yesterday. This year’s theme is “Water and Food Security: The world is thirsty because we are hungry.” Some sobering facts about our rising water consumption:
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