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The Greatest Canadians You (Probably) Don’t Know About

By Joshua Ostroff

New lists of greatest Canadians roll out pretty regularly but almost always with the same old names — more specifically, the same old straight, white, male names. Folks like Tommy Douglas, Lester Pearson, and John A. MacDonald were undeniably pivotal to the development of Canada, but our country is called a mosaic for a reason. 

There have also been many minority activists, leaders and other groundbreakers who don’t have the recognition that they, too, deserve. Some may be better known locally, but all have contributed to the building of our great nation.

Happy Canada Day!

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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.
—  Alan Watts

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No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
—  Alan W. Watts

“Haha, British people can’t handle the heat.”

HAVE YOU EVER MET AN ACTUAL BRIT?

WE BURN UNDER A 40 WATT LIGHT BULB.

ONE TIME IT SNOWED ON MY BIRTHDAY. I WAS BORN ON MARCH 27TH.

DO YOU KNOW WHY OUR TV SEASONS ARE ONLY 6 EPISODES LONG? BECAUSE THAT’S HOW MANY DAYS OF SUMMER WE’RE USED TO.

DON’T TEASE OUR POOR SWEATY BRITISH BODIES. WE’RE NOT BUILT FOR THIS. THAT BIG GLOWY BALL CONFUSES US.

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the rolling stones will stage their first ever major exhibition at london’s prestigious saatchi gallery, opening on april 6th 2016, until september 2016. EXHIBITIONISM will be the most comprehensive and immersive insight into a group described by critics as ‘the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band’, taking over the entire saatchi gallery, on london’s Kkng’s road.

We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.
-Alan Watts
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Once upon a time in China, there was a farming family, and they were having dinner. The oldest son came in late, and they asked him, “Why are you late for dinner?”

“Oh,” he said, “I’ve been helping the wheat to grow.” They came out the next morning and all the wheat was dead. It turned out that the son had pulled each stalk up a little bit, to help it grow.  The point is that growth always occurs in a being as it does in a plant, and it is perfect at every step. No progress is involved in the transformation of an acorn into an oak, because the acorn is a perfect acorn, and the sapling is a perfect sapling, and the big oak tree is a perfect oak, which again produces perfect acorns. At every stage perfection is there, and it cannot be otherwise.

Practicing meditation is exactly the same. We should not talk about beginners as distinct from experts, and we should develop, if we can, a new vocabulary because it is very difficult in the context of our competitive world to speak about things like this. To bring across the idea of doing something that is not acquisitive — something you are not going to get anything out of — is difficult. And it’s even more difficult when there is no one to get anything. When “you” understand the art of contemplation, there is no experiencer separate from experience, and there is no one to get anything out of life, or therefore to get anything from meditation.

—  Alan Watts

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