Ella Unenchanted!

Life is not a fairy tale, that's what makes it much more exciting!..

February 22, 2014 at 12:19pm
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Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

- Henri Poincaré

January 14, 2014 at 3:25pm
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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

— Henry David Thoreau

January 4, 2014 at 4:21pm
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One evening an elder Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us. One is Fear. It carries anxiety, concern, uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision and inaction. The other is Faith. It brings calm, conviction, confidence, enthusiasm, decisiveness, excitement and action.” The grandson thought about it for a moment and then meekly asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”

Source: The one thing

September 18, 2013 at 8:17am
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Reblogged from soupsoup

soupsoup:

“All of yesterday’s confusion in the reporting — it’s not a mistake…So my final — not initial — conclusion is, this is deliberate…The chaos they vomit onto the screen, the very thing we thought news organizations were created to clarify is a feature, not a bug.” - Jon Stewart

John Steward nails it!

September 5, 2013 at 11:18pm
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Just as there are odors that dogs can smell and we cannot, as well as sounds that dogs can hear and we cannot, so too there are wavelengths of light we cannot see and flavors we cannot taste. Why then, given our brains wired the way they are, does the remark, “Perhaps there are thoughts we cannot think,” surprise you?
Evolution, so far, may possibly have blocked us from being able to think in some directions; there could be unthinkable thoughts.

— Richard Hamming

August 31, 2013 at 6:25pm
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By not only allowing partial and fleeting engagement but by actively encouraging it, the list becomes the form which accommodates itself most smoothly to the way a lot of us read now, a lot of the time. It’s the house style of a distracted culture.

— Mark O’Connell on the rise of the listicle: http://nyr.kr/158oRlh (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via thisistheverge)

August 28, 2013 at 7:28pm
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stoweboyd:

The Work Revolution Manifesto. Join us. 

All in.

stoweboyd:

The Work Revolution Manifesto. Join us. 

All in.

August 27, 2013 at 6:30pm
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Sad but definitely true!

Sad but definitely true!

August 11, 2013 at 8:33pm
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The Trouble With Common Sense

We rely on common sense to understand the world, but in fact it is an endless source of just-so stories that can be tailored to any purpose. “We can skip from day to day and observation to observation, perpetually replacing the chaos of reality with the soothing fiction of our explanations,” Watts writes. Common sense is a kind of bespoke make-believe, and we can no more use it to scientifically explain the workings of the social world than we can use a hammer to understand mollusks.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/books/review/book-review-everything-is-obvious-once-you-know-the-answer-by-duncan-j-watts.html?_r=1&

August 10, 2013 at 11:07pm
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“Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again.” ― Anaïs Nin