I have a friend who’s an artist, and he sometimes takes a view which I don’t agree with. He’ll hold up a flower and say, “Look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. But then he’ll say, “I, as an artist, can see how beautiful a flower is. But you, as a scientist, take it all apart and it becomes dull.” I think he’s kind of nutty. … There are all kinds of interesting questions that come from a knowledge of science, which only adds to the excitement and mystery and awe of a flower. It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts.
—  Richard Feynman

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To believe that
Thoughts have power,
To believe that
Thoughts are true is the source of suffering.
The only power in thought is
The power one assigns to it.
True knowledge is not
Derived from thought.
It is derived from
The inner wellspring that one is.
—  The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin
Nigerian Student Solves 30 Year Old Math Equation and Breaks Academic Record at Japanese University

Nigerian student Ufot Ekong has just become the first Nigerian to earn a “First Class Degree” and become the best overall student at Tokai University in Tokyo, Japan since 1965! 

The last time anyone graduated with a grade point average similar to Ufot Ekong was over 50 years ago. Ufot, who put himself through school by working two jobs has won many other academic awards at the university; totaling to about six awards. On top of all his academic excellence, Ufot also solved a 30 year old outstanding mathematical equation in his first semester! 

Ufot speaks English, Yoruba, French and Japanese. 

Now that’s young, brilliant and black at it’s FINEST!

1. Don’t take everything seriously - a failing grade is not the end of the world, you will probably never see the people who were mean to you after you graduate, a high school heartbreak will heal.

2. If you graduate with the same friends you entered high school with you’re lucky. You’ll be surprised when friendships you thought would last a lifetime come to an end.

3. Change is the only constant. Everything changes; people change, circumstances change, styles change, standards change. Go with it.

4. You need to seek out practical skills since the education system's curriculum neglects crucial information to “teach” you information you will never use instead. But at least we all know how to do logarithms, right?

5. Money makes the world go ‘round - don’t forfeit your soul for a pretty penny. School is an opportunity to discover new interests; find something you could enjoy endlessly and pursue it as a career.

6. Recklessness is necessary; you need to leave your comfort zone every once in a while to experience new things, do something illegal for the adrenalin rush, take a risk because you might learn something - if anything, it can be a funny story later.

7. Worrying about what other people are doing, what they are saying, and how they feel about you.your life choices is a waste of higher consciousness.

8. Never let people make you feel ashamed of your emotions; feeling is the most human thing you can do. Take pride in what brings you joy and don’t be afraid to cry when you feel the need to. Don’t become desensitized. 

9. Sometimes people do not deserve your forgiveness; don’t accept half-ass apologies. Avoiding people who have proven time and time again they are not genuine is beneficial to mental health.

10. If you’re lucky enough to come across a genuine person, cherish their friendship and appreciate them. You’ll miss them when you’re face with people who have no regard for other’s feelings; keep these people at a distance.

11. You can’t place more value on others than on yourself; find a balance. If you insinuate that you are somehow less important or inferior people will treat you accordingly most of the time.

12. Being an individual is more empowering than seeking approval from others or conforming to a group’s expectations…even if having a big group of friends like in the movies does seem kind of fun.

—  12 Things I Learned Before Graduating High School
Candle Color Correspondences

RED - Energy, health, passion, sex, protection, fire, fertility, fast action, strength, potency, lust, blood. Element: Fire

PINK - Love, friendship, romance, honor, spiritual healing, caring, affection, forming partnerships, peace, emotional healing.

YELLOW - Action, inspiration and creativity, studying and intelligence, concentration, memory, logic, learning, attraction, confidence. Element: Sun/Fire

ORANGE - Happiness, business deals, attracting good things, success, career, goals, stimulation, attraction, power, luck, sudden changes.

GREEN - Plant magic, mother earth, earth worship, money, success, growth, wealth, physical healing, health, marriage, fertility, employment, balance. Element: Earth

BLUE - Peace, calm, loosing weight, wisdom, understanding, protection, harmony, inspiration, truth, patience, health and happiness, luck, communication, loyalty, occult power. Element: Water

DARK BLUE - Represents the subconscious, healing, psychism, slow change. Element: Water

PURPLE - Ancient wisdom, the third eye, psychic powers, meditation, spirituality, success, confidence, hidden knowledge, protection, divination, contact with spirit world, Element: Soul or the Spirit

BROWN - Home, friendships, balance, animal magic, earth magic, concentration and studying, wealth, success, intuition, psychic powers and ESP. Element: Earth

BLACK - Protection, hex-breaking, reversing, banishing, destroying evil or negativity, binding, and repelling. Also used for healing very powerful illnesses.

WHITE - Dawn, purification, peace, truth, protection, spirituality. White can be used in place of any other candle color and is suitable for any ritual. Element: All

MAGENTA - Quick change. Use this candle with other candles to initiate a quick response or fast changes.

INDIGO - Karma, balance, restoration of balance, meditation, stop another person’s spell against you.

GOLD - Sun Worship, the God, success, wealth, money, masculinity, playfulness, luck, divination, victory.