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#WednesdayWisdom

I Know Everything

 I want to share a pearl of wisdom someone passed on to me “A wise man once said: nothing.” This quote is particularly profound, in my opinion, because it shows that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all. It also highlights the notion that true wisdom is knowing the extent of one’s own ignorance.

Knowing how much you don’t know is a great way of humbling oneself and staying grounded. When we speak we can only regurgitate what we already know - but when we listen we gain the opportunity to learn something new. This is why we have 2 ears and one mouth - to listen twice as much as we speak.

The wise man saying nothing indicates that he is wise for not speaking - as he is making use of the opportunity to learn something new. This indicates that he understands the extent of his own ignorance and is open to learning more by listening more than he talks.

I used to talk a lot - until I realised that I wasn’t learning anything new - talking only reinforces what you already know. When I started making a conscious effort to listen twice as much as I spoke I began to learn useful things that helped me along my journey of conscious evolution.

When others share their journeys with me I make sure to pay close attention to them - as this opens up opportunities for me to see myself in their position and learn of other perceptions of the same situations. Through listening to others I’ve been able to adopt perceptions that serve me and leave behind ones that don’t.

During these human experiences we are all students and teachers - yet we can only learn from one another if we take the time to listen. Ask yourself what you’d like to learn today and seek out this knowledge in the questions you ask and the conversations you involve yourself in.

When you speak you reinforce what you know - when you listen you may learn something new.

Peace & positive vibes.

anonymous asked:

Hiya! I have a small problem with my gender. Im a girl, and Im feeling like neither boy and girl. The problem is, I prefer when everyone use "he/his" when they talk to me/about me. I like spending time with boys more, and I want to be in guys sports team in the future. Can you help me? TuT

No body can tell you how you identify other than you yourself, but it sounds to me that you might be transmale/trans masculine/nb. I will reblog some information posts for you so you can read up on the different genders and hopefully figure out which one you identify with most 💙💜❤️
~Alexavier

Taehyung as Demeter

And now it is time for the second half of the Daegu line, the second half of Taejin, the love of my life who looked so cuddly and cute in the last episode of Run oh my god I love him in winter coats so much I wanna hug him, Kim Taehyung aka V aka tae tae as Demeter the Goddess of Agriculture (and other things)

  • Okay so I really feel like Demeter fits Tae so well, one of the first reasons is that she’s very kind
  • Tae is such a sweetheart and he’s so nice and polite to the people around him and he’s really outgoing and friendly, he’s such a bundle of love and affection
  • He is the king of fan service, he’s got such a cute friendship with the fandom, he teases us, we tease him and you can just tell that he genuinely enjoys being around the Army and talking to us, even if there’s nothing serious to talk about
  • Demeter is modest
  • Tae still gets so :D when people compliment him and sometimes I wonder if that kid knows how talented he is bc I feel like we’ve just brushed the surface, it took us how many years to find out he could sing a song like Stigma??
  • He can dance, he can act, he can sing but he’s still so humble, that’s one of my favorite things about Bangtan in general, they’re all so down to earth despite being so talented and even when they’ve got sold out shows they’re still so grateful and I’m so proud to stan them
  • A huge reason for choosing her is bc she’s got a lot of focus on family, she’s a Goddess of fertility, she’s very focused on her daughter, etc.
  • Everybody knows how much Tae loves kids and loves his family, he’s such a family man and it’s one of my favorite things about him bc he really does think about his family all the time
  • He’s always thanking his family in speeches, he’s been shown calling his family members just to update them on where he’s going and that he’ll be safe, he’s posted pictures of him with his parents which was one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen oh my lord
  • He really really looks up to his father and I think that’s really sweet, I remember there was one V live he did a while ago, I think it was when he going through some bby pictures before a show, and the way he talked about his father was so loving and I’m honestly really really happy that he’s so close with his family
  • Demeter has a gentle soul
  • Underneath all of the playfulness, he’s got a gentle side, we all saw it when he accidentally hit Jin with the toy gun and immediately comforted him and was so concerned and just sat there and stroked his hair until he knew Jin was okay or just recently in the last episode of Run when Jimin lost the first race to Jungkook, the first thing Tae did was run over to Jimin and hug him and he’s just a lil soft bub who wants to make everyone happy and makes everyone around him smile and giggle and feel loved 
  • Demeter is the Goddess of agriculture
  • I don’t know why but I could totally see Tae as a lil farm boy, with his messy hair and a bit of dirt on his cheek, helping pick strawberries it’s such a cute thought
  • He has all of this strawberry knowledge, I think it was a family friend who owns/owned a strawberry farm and now all I can think of teeny tiny Tae before debut spending his free time on the farm and munching on fresh strawberries and I just need it so much tbh I love him as Demeter is there fan art for this I want it plz
a disciple at starbucks sips her latte and speaks

it’s only a prison
if you call it so
thus say the lords
of self and mine
your will might be done
saith prophet a
if only you could believe
in the nonsense of belief
use your feet to talk
use your mouth to walk
he says in another passage
in the commentary we find:
know this–seek nothing, find all
(treasure maps on sale
in the lobby) for to all
the glory of Smug has been given
just get off your ass
and do as your told

7

Happy birthday to Ignis Scientia! (2/7) ✨✨👓🍴🔥🎂🎊🎁✨✨

“Don’t move! Yes, yes. That’s perfect, Nico. Hold that pose.”

Older Nico di Angelo commission for KelseyAh! I’m so happy I got to draw my boy, The Underworld Prince. Look at him, so clueless lol. Redbubble

No lie. I’ve been watching it for 5min straight. It’s been months and i’m still not over it.

Voltron:
  • <p> <b>Lance:</b> hi Keith your mullet is gross but you're good looking~<p/><b>Keith:</b> what in tarnation<p/><b>Lance:</b> ...<p/><b>Shiro:</b> don't worry I speak my lil bro's weird Texan he meant to say "what the hell"<p/><b>Lance:</b> that makes a lot more sense now...<p/></p>

We know next to nothing against the Sandaime Kazekage and yet he’s one of the coolest kage to exist. Like, as a person, not as puppet for whom Sasori may or may not have held an unhealthy fondness. I mean:

- aesthetically pleasing design

- considered the strongest Kazekage ever by his own people

- either they loved him so much or had so high an opinion of his strength that they didn’t believe he was dead for years and kept searching the desert for him

- they reluctantly elected a Yondaime Kazekage (Rasa) but still kept searching for their Sandaime

- he reverse-engineered Magnet Release by watching the One-Tails and created his own Iron Sand technique, the most feared weapon in Suna’s history

- was his Magnet Release a kekkai genkai or did he teach himself how to use it by combining wind and earth chakra natures without the benefit of a bloodline? I want to believe the latter since he reverse-engineered the technique, and that makes his accomplishment all the more impressive

- he could render puppets unusable by clogging their joints with sand and could bypass chakra shields with his Iron Sand

- he could turn other people’s weapons against them with his Magnet Release and form makeshift weapons of his own out of his Iron Sand

- when revived by Orochimaru with Edo Tensei in the anime, he is unimpressed with what Sasori did with his body (turning it into a puppet) and equally unimpressed with Edo Tensei

- he declares, “I am the Sandaime Kazekage. I am not your pawn,” and proceeds to actually break free from Orochimaru’s control and release himself from the Edo Tensei, leaving Orochimaru to face Sasori and Deidara’s attacks alone

- so savage

- he’s like ‘you raised me from the dead to defend you? think again. I’m not fighting for you even if it is against my own murderer’

- won’t even engage in a zombie grudge match because he’s so disgusted by Orochimaru

- just nopes out of there like breaking Edo Tensei is nbd

- leaves Orochimaru to get slammed by several tons of iron sand and dozens of exploding clay birds

- ur fave could never

- and he wasn’t even given a canonical name

I drive with silence.

It’s a lonely road, and one I never thought I’d travel. I never would have imagined this to be my path of life. It’s been an uphill struggle, with sharp bends and sudden dips—sometimes I lost sight of the top of that hill.

But it’s the hill I chose to climb, and now… here I am, at its peak, looking back into my past. My perspective has changed. Here I am, at its peak, and I’m not looking up anymore.

(Have I left you behind? I reach out, can you take my hand? But everyone is still climbing their hill—I’ve reached the top of mine.) Here I am.

Where do I go now? There’s no more path, no more road to travel, not like the one I had. Will I ever get that back, that path towards something?

Where do I go now?

I’m wandering. I’m lost.

Can you see me, from the top of this hill? Can you see who I am?

See who I am. I am what I love.

And I love you. I love what you do; I love who you are. Each and every one of you—a unique and individual human, climbing their own hill. So take my hand, and we’ll walk this next path together.

—thoughts and feelings from @markiplier’s “I Feel Lost

theguardian.com
Typecast as a terrorist | Riz Ahmed | The Long Read
The Long Read: As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport
By Riz Ahmed

[…] The holding pen was filled with 20 slight variations of my own face, all staring at me – kind of like a Bollywood remake of Being John Malkovich. It was a reminder: you are a type, whose face says things before your mouth opens; you are a signifier before you are a person; you are back at stage one.

when phil sticks his tongue out when he laughs 💗💞💘💓💖
when dan bites his lip in concentration 💗💞💖💘💓
when phil expresses opinions 💓💞💘💟💗
when dan talks about something he’s passionate about 💞💓💗💘💖
when dan and phil use their platforms to spread positivity 💞💓💖💗💘💟😩👌