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This is one of my OCs, Hraai, an immature Paradise dragon. Eventually he’ll shed his black baby scales and replace them with something more shiny, while the rest of him will deepen to a darker, richer copper. 

He’s nomadic and it will probably be a while before he claims a territory anywhere, as he’s very meek and runs from shadows.

More info about this species beneath the readmore:

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anonymous asked:

That anon actually said something (while a little rude) that was very interesting to me though: social media is the epitome of needless space and thoughts in our brain/life. Right now you're talking a lot about minimalism and removing anything you don't need to have a richer and more meaningful life. Social media doesn't add anything to anyone's life that real life doesn't add 100000x more and better. You're blessed to be able bodied to go out and live (I'm not) so why not go live sm free?

I agree and I could be that person that says, “well, I’m not perfect” which is quite obviously true, but also not a good enough excuse for me.

My journey will not happen overnight and right now social media is my most readily available outlet to receive new information and connect with new people to also be a source of knowledge to others! If it wasn’t for SM, I wouldn’t be vegan because my knowledge would basically only come from family and school. We’re taught to not question things.. Without social media I would most likely conform because it’s easy. Social media encourages people to view their lives as unique and special!

I never want to stop learning.. And maybe one day I’ll go offline for good and receive new daily knowledge from monks and my own experience, but I’ll make my own journey there or wherever! I do wish technology wasn’t such a “oooh shiney new thing! Must buy!” My last phone went strong for 3 years before I got a new one.

One more thing: if you are going to do something that seems kind of pointless in the grand scheme of things, do it with love. If you are going to watch Netflix all day and night or post on social media every day, do it with love and the value will go up. Eastern religions say it is only okay to kill animals for food if the animal is loved every moment of his life, even up to the way in which he is slaughtered. I don’t see this happening in our western society.. If an animal is seen with love, it becomes a pet.

SUM UP: is social media really useless mind space???? Because, when used with love, it can transform your life! (Let’s just make it fair-trade and safe for the environment)

That Thing You Do!

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

So in my last post, “A Grossly Over-Simplified History of Personality Theory,” we talked about Carl Jung. He was the psychotherapist who came up with that awesome theory that all the stuff your mind does, feels, or thinks about can be boiled down to eight jobs.

The words he used for all of this can be kind of confusing.

So my first goal with this blog is to talk about Jung’s theory using every day terms.  And in this post, after a little background, I’m going to talk about one of those jobs that I call Doing Stuff.

Where does Doing Stuff come from? I understand it like this. 

On on very basic level your mind does two things: 

Gather Information (Jung called this Perceiving, P for short),
and
Make Decisions (He called this Judging, J for short).

For now I’m going to focus on the first: 

Gathering Information

There are two kinds of information you can gather: 

Gathering Experiences (He called this Sensing, S for short),
and 
Gathering Ideas (He called this iNtuition, N for short).

Today let’s just focus on Gathering Experiences.

There are two places where you can gather those experiences:

From the World Around You, (Jung called this Extroverted, E for short),
or 
From the World Inside Your Mind, (Jung called this Introverted, I for short)

For now, let’s just focus on Gathering Experiences from one of those places:

Gathering Experiences From the World Around You,
(Jung called it a Extroverted Sensing, S(e) for short).

This is a fancy way of saying Doing Stuff.

Stuff like:

  • Petting a puppy
  • Eating Brussels sprouts 
  • Riding a roller coaster 

We all Do Stuff. But some people like Doing Stuff a lot more than others, and end up kind of specializing in it. They get a lot of endorphins from getting out and Doing Stuff. And they get depressed if they aren’t able to get out and Do Stuff enough

And the more they Do Stuff, the better they get at it.

Others, (like me), get very few, if any, endorphins from getting out and Doing Stuff. Also they may be kind of uncoordinated and clumsy. This can make them extremely unmotivated to Do Stuff.

It’s not like they don’t ever Do Stuff, but they could really use help getting motivated and learning how to appreciate the importance of Doing Stuff.

So that’s my very brief introduction to Doing Stuff, (Extroverted Sensing). We’ll go more in depth down the road.

Inspirational Quote:

Just do it!
– Nike

Coming soon: Sweet Memories

anonymous asked:

do you think trols have vehicles like cars and stuff like that

yeah i do! but i think in the specific case of cars their vehicles are specialised to suit a much different kind of society.

in terms of a car you’d use to drive around the city, i think they’re generally made to fit only two people at the most, and with minimal space for luggage; the largest cities are the poorest ones, where trolls are less likely to be wealthy enough to have a car, and the richer cities tend to be far smaller, with distances that can be walked across quickly and easily by large and physically adept highbloods.

there aren’t highways between cities, so their civic vehicles aren’t designed to make those kinds of journeys; instead alternia relies on long rail networks between cities and settlements. and between distant continents? highbloods can afford kinda. bite sized passenger planes fit for maybe 30 people at the very most (mainly just due to highblood population not bein all that high enough to warrant really really big planes). if you can’t afford that, lmao you’re taking a boat motherfucker

(transportalisers exist but due to the huge amounts of uranium they cost to operate they’re basically entirely restricted to HUGE EMERGENCIES)

when it comes to visiting unsettled places / just exploring for the sake of looting, pillaging and other forms of adventuring, trolls utilise a lot of dune-buggy type stuff like this;

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and then youve got imperial vehicles used for transporting armies and government officials into territories which i imagine are a lot like a militarised version of these boys

THIS PROBABLY GOES A BIT BEYOND THE SCOPE OF WHAT YOU WERE ASKING BUT IT TURNS OUT I HAD MORE OPINIONS ON THIS KIND OF THING THAN I THOUGHT I DID

anonymous asked:

I appreciate your taking the time to show Charlie so much compassion and grace. It's easy to kneejerk against those estranged from loving parents...but even the best parents inflict or facilitate damage on their children. Sometimes the damage is such that the best relationship you can have is an estranged one. People love my parents and think they are great, and sometimes it's hard for me to grit my teeth against that. Hypocritically, I didn't consider that might be the case for Charlie.

Charlie in fanon has been a kind of running gag at times, like he was a hippie off in the wilderness somewhere. One thing I like about S10–we are being provided with so much more depth regarding interpersonal relationships. I feel like the writers and their outlooks on life have matured, as well as the actors, contributing to (for me) a richer experience than I expected and plenty of room for thought.

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anonymous asked:

In regards to Mattys comment "you don't even have to buy the album, just listen to it" I think he may have been jabbing at artists that choose not to use Apple Music/Spotify. (So many wanky faces in this soz) Essentially music is art and artists (see I told you) want their work to reach people and provoke something within them, regardless of wether they make £1 or a million. He's so proud of this fucking album.

What democratic socialism means to me is that economic rights, the right for economic security should exist in the United States of America. It means to me that there’s something wrong when we have millions of senior citizens trying to get by on eleven, twelve thousand dollars a year social security. It means there’s something wrong when the rich get richer and almost everybody else gets poorer. It means there is something wrong and government should play a role in making sure that all of our kids regardless of their income are able to get a higher education which is why I’m calling for free tuition at public colleges and universities and why we have to deal with this horrendous level of student debt that people are having. Now what’s going on in countries around the world, in Scandinavia, and in Germany, the ideas that I am talking about are not radical ideas. So, what democratic socialism means to me in its essence is that we cannot continue to have a government dominated by the billionaire class and a Congress that continues to work for the interests of the people on top while ignoring working families. What this campaign is about and what I believe in is creating a government that works for all of us not just a handful of people on the top. That’s my definition of democratic socialism.
—  Senator Bernie Sanders
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IMF study: decades of chipping away at unions is "strongly associated" with rising inequality
After decades of undermining labour unions, it turns out the biggest winners have been the super-rich.

Surprise!

After decades of undermining labour unions, it turns out the biggest winners have been the super-rich.

According to a recently published study from the research department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), declining unionization around the world since the 1980s have driven down wages and left top earners even richer than they were before.

“We found strong evidence that the erosion of labor market institutions in the advanced economies examined is associated with an increase of income inequality,” says the study’s authors, IMF economists Florence Jaumotte and Carolina Osorio Buitron.

The study says that although globalization, technology and financial deregulation have contributed to rising inequality, declines in unionization “limit workers’ influence on redistributive policies,” while “the rise in top income shares is possibly supported by the weakening of labour market institutions” as this “reduces the bargaining power of average wage earners relative to top earners”:

“The most novel result is the strong negative relationship between unionization and top earners’ income shares. This finding challenges preconceptions about the channels through which union density affects income distribution. Indeed, the widely held view is that changes in labor market institutions affect low- and middle wage workers but are unlikely to have a direct impact on top income earners. We argue that if de-unionization weakens earnings for middle- and low-income workers, this necessarily increases the income share of corporate managers and shareholders.”

The study compares declining union density with rising inequality between 1979-2010 using data from twenty advanced economies (including Canada):

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The erroneous ruling of the supreme court, where millionaires, billionaires, can put in unlimited amounts of money, give legal bribery the chance to prevail, because all the candidates, whether they are honest or not, or whether they are Democratic or Republican, depend on these massive infusions of money from very rich people in order to have money to campaign.

As the rich people finance the campaigns, when candidates get in office they do what the rich people want. And that’s to let the rich people get richer and richer and the middle class get left out. All the statistics show that the middle class are stagnant or going down in their income for the work that they do.

When I ran against Gerald Ford, or later Ronald Reagan, we didn’t raise a single penny to finance our campaign against each other … nowadays you have to have hundreds of millions of dollars to prevail.