Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Do you know how it is when one wakes
at night suddenly and asks,
listening to the pounding heart: what more do you want,
— Czeslaw Milosz, from Farewell Poezje wybrane. Selected Poems (Wydawnictwo Literackie, 2005)
have you ever not liked someone in a romantic way and everything is cool and all then they do something small like touch your shoulder or say something funny and you just kind of freeze and think
Millions of people have decided not to be sensitive. They have grown thick skins around themselves just to avoid being hurt by anybody. But it is at great cost. Nobody can hurt them, but nobody can make them happy either.
Osho (via thisispresence)
I find it interesting how society doesn’t care when the media sexualizes women, when men sexualizes women, when school and the government sexualizes women. But the second a woman is in control and sexualizes herself willingly it’s wrong and disgusting.
I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.
Meryl Streep (via bungalowintheburrough)
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud, from a Letter to Wilhelm Fliess (via hellanne)
Recent studies show that scientists may have found a way to treat bad memories by using electroconvulsive therapy to alter them and prevent further storage in the brain. Source
No. No. No. ECT is a dangerous and barbaric excuse for a treatment. And what an ignorant use for it. This is shameful.