Can we go back to romanticizing john green books? Like he is actually the chillest dude and other than being pretentious he hasnt done any bad shit.
Like him and his brother spend so much of their time actively trying to make the world a better place and we take this dude and make him the worst person online like seriously wtf?
He has spoken up about dozens of issues including environmental issues, world health, the treatment of women and he and his brother have a charity that many times a year they actively spend time and effort to raise awareness to our hundreds of issues as a planet.
Like fuck man he is a real good dude and all you need to do to see that is google his name and watch a few videos but u judge people off memes you read on the internet instead of making your own opinion
In which John Green considers the historical distance between Rome’s Pantheon, the cave paintings at Lascaux, a different community’s cave paintings at Chauvet, and the current day. Too often, we think that a hundred years, or a thousand, can tell us the whole story or history or art history. But cave paintings remind us that what we think of as history is a tiny fraction of the human story.
Werner Herzog made a beautiful documentary about the Chauvet paintings called Cave of Forgotten Dreams. It’s worth checking out for much more info on the paintings at Chauvet and the people who made them: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664894/
Teenagers are critically engaged and thoughtful readers. They do not read Looking for Alaska and think ‘I should go have some aggressively unerotic oral sex.’ And they also don’t read The Outsiders and think 'I should join a gang’ or read Divergent and think, 'I should jump onto moving trains.’ So far as I can tell, that kind of narrow, prescriptive reading seems to happen only inside the offices of school superintendents
John Green (On the Banning of Looking for Alaska)
In which John discusses motivational quotes, his abiding hatred for them, and how he has come around to them anyway. Also discussed, life’s way of making you grapple seriously with much that seems easily dismissible.