I’m always going to have love for Martin the show and Martin the person because the show was reppin’ for HBCUs (and Detroit) from the beginning. From top: FAMU, a/k/a Florida A&M University (but y'all should already know. From the highest of seven hills, Rattlers stand up…then strike, strike, and strike again!), Alabama A&M, Morgan State, Grambling, Jackson State, Morris Brown.
Healthy: Deeply receptive, accepting, unselfconscious, emotionally stable and serene. Trusting of self and others, at ease with self and life, innocent and simple. Patient, unpretentious, good-natured, genuinely nice. / Imaginative and creative, attuned to nonverbal communication. Optimistic, reassuring, supportive: have a healing and calming influence—harmonizing groups, bringing people together. A good mediator, synthesizer, and communicator. At Their Best: Become self-possessed, feeling autonomous and fulfilled: have great equanimity and contentment because they are present to themselves. Paradoxically, at one with self, and thus able to form more profound relationships. More alive, awake, alert to self and others.
Average: Become self-effacing and agreeable, accommodating themselves, idealizing others and “going along” with things to avoid conflict. Have a “philosophy of life” that enables them to quiet their anxieties quickly. Submerge themselves in fulfilling functions for others. In their reactions, they are unresponsive and complacent, walking away from problems and “sweeping them under the rug.” Become passive, disengaged, unreflective, and inattentive. Thinking becomes hazy and ruminative, mostly about their fantasies, as they begin to “tune out” reality, becoming oblivious. Emotional indolence, unwillingness to exert self (and stay focused) on problems: passive-aggressive and indifferent. / Begin to minimize problems to appease others and to have “peace at any price.” Become fatalistic and resigned, but also stubborn and resistant to influence. Practice wishful thinking and wait for magical solutions. Inadvertently create conflicts with others by their denial and obstinance.
Unhealthy: Can be repressed, undeveloped, and ineffectual. Do not want to deal with problems: become depressed and listless, dissociating self from all conflicts. Neglectful and dangerously irresponsible. / Wanting to block out of awareness anything that could affect them, they dissociate so much that they eventually cannot function: become numb, depersonalized. / Becoming severely disoriented and catatonic, they abandon themselves, turning into shattered shells. Multiple personalities possible.
Key Motivations: To have serenity and peace of mind, to create harmony in their environment, to preserve things as they are, to avoid conflicts and tension, to escape upsetting problems and demands on them.
Examples: Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Grace of Monaco, Walter Cronkite, Walt Disney, George Lucas, Garrison Keillor, Sophia Loren, Kevin Costner, Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrelson, Ron Howard, Ringo Starr, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Nancy Kerrigan, Linda Evans, Ingrid Bergman, Perry Como, Jim Henson, Marc Chagall, Norman Rockwell, “Edith Bunker,” and “Marge Simpson.”
NOTE: Why 1988? Because I took Ming Na Wen’s date of birth and added 25 in order to match Chloe Bennet’s age. Then, I made sure the other cast members would’ve been the age that the present day cast member is now (or at least close to their age).
1) Ming-Na Wen as Daisy Johnson / Quake
2) Tsai Chin as Melinda May
(The levels of meta here is through the roof. Also, I WAS going to use a gif from Joy Luck Club but this one with Ming Na Wen was just perfect)
3) Tom Skerritt as Phil Coulson
(just imagine him near bald)
4) John Hannah as Leo Fitz
5) Joanne Whalley as Jemma Simmons
6) Bill Paxton as Grant Ward
(You know, I can’t get over how meta this list turned out. Also, RIP Bill Paxton)
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) was a German philosopher, best known for his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation (German: Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung), in which he argues that the phenomenal world is driven by a metaphysical will that, perpetually and malignantly, seeks satiation. He also wrote influentially on aesthetics, ethics, and religion. Transcendental idealism provided the basis for much of his thought, and his atheistic philosophy has been described as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism. Finding his conclusions to be compatible with those of much Eastern philosophy, his solutions to the problems of existence and suffering were consequently similar to those of Vedantic and Buddhist thinkers (e.g., asceticism). His doctoral dissertation, On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, examined the nature of epistemology and experience in the phenomenal world, and has been influential in the history of phenomenology. His philosophy has proven influential in philosophy, art, psychology, and literature; thinkers who have cited his influence include Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Otto Rank, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, Thomas Ligotti, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others.
In Deutschland ist die höchste Form der Anerkennung der Neid.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher best known for his book “Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung”, in which he claimed that our world is driven by a dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction. Independently arriving at many of the same conclusions of Eastern philosophy, he maintained that the “truth was recognized by the sages of India”; consequently, his solutions to suffering were similar to those of Vedantic and Buddhist thinkers (e.g. Asceticism). The influence of transcendental ideality led him to choose Atheism. At age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation, which examined the 4 distinct aspects of experience in the phenomenal world. He has influenced many thinkers, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Otto Rank, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, and Jorge Luis Borges.
…I think Joyce has a feeling that you live this way if you are open enough inside. Somehow you have premonitions of what’s to come, and events unfold in mysteriously appropriate ways, with what Jung called ‘synchronicity.
Joseph Campbell, Mythic Worlds, Modern Words, pg 69
Virgo Suns are said to be productive and organized, but those who feel disempowered and small might think “I am never going to be in control of this chaos anyway.” Only those who trust their capabilities pursue what is important to them and feed their sense of self-worth, which then breeds even more courage for them to go after those things and so on.
There’s also an introverted and an extroverted expression of each sign.
Extroverted Virgo organizes their life but introverted virgo creates an organized mental space where they put everything into mental categories to keep track of the chaos without and manage it.
Extroverted sagittarius would travel the world to study, but introverted sagittarius travels in their minds, through books, movies, etc to learn.
Here’s another excerpt from the Sun Chapter in Your Microcosm about how a weak or strong sun manifests respectively;
Are you the hero or the sidekick of your story? Your probably intuitively know how strong your sun is; how much you let yourself shine, how much personal power and influence you feel you have. The weaker this inner light, the more we fear challenges, because we don’t trust in our ability to overcome obstacles and prove ourselves.
Basically, if we develop a strong sense of self (what Joseph Campbell and Carl Gustav Jung call individuation), we trust and allow ourselves to embody that which feeds into our vitality.
A weak virgo sun will be disorganized. Without organization, there’s nothing to feed into the vitality of that persons sun, so they stay that way.
Its very important to understand that the sun describes that energy which is drained most easily because we are constantly using it up.
To remain confident in ourselves, we need to feed ourselves our personal “sun energy”.
If a virgo is organized, they will be confident. If a sagittarius travels and studies, they will be confident. If an aries wins battles and competitions, they will be confident, etc.