naomijade: “Among the many paradoxes of human life, this is perhaps the most peculiar and consequential: We often behave in ways that are guaranteed to make us unhappy.” - Sam Harris “The central paradox of love: almost everything we do is to protect us from pain, but most of the pain we feel comes from this protective behaviour.” - Andrew G Marshall
When you’re habituated to constant stimulation, when you lack it, you sort...– Have smartphones killed boredom (and is that good)? - CNN.com RIP Boredom.
I came up with rules to de-clutter my training and nutrition and hence, life....– De-cluttering training and nutrition « Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and...– Walt Whitman: Song of Myself, Part 32 — Infoplease.com
In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer...– Title and Synopsis Revealed for Spike Jonze’s Futuristic New Film, Starring Joaquin Phoenix — thefilmstage.com — Readability
An e-book is not a physical book. That point might seem trite until you stop for...– How to Make a Book Disappear - Maria Konnikova - The Atlantic
What is criticism? Karl Marx had a pretty good idea. On a perfect day in a...– “A Critic’s Case for Critics Who Are Actually Critical.” (via marathonpacks)
if you really learn how to pay attention, then you will know there are other...– DAVID FOSTER WALLACE, IN HIS OWN WORDS | More Intelligent Life
One cannot lead a life that is truly excellent without feeling that one belongs...– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (via sherahsbrains)
Presuming that there is such a thing as ‘progress’ when it comes to music, and...– A counterintuitive model for how music and creativity work from David Byrne (via explore-blog)
You don’t get to have everything or everyone you want. And a lifetime of...– Miranda July
Our experience online is less that of the unprejudiced intellectual than that of...– Amazon Kindle: Daily Review
The industrial age challenged us to rethink the limits of the human body: Where...– Amazon Kindle: Daily Review
Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than...– Barbara Marciniak (via naomijade)
You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they...– Anaïs Nin (via naomijade)
If attention is indeed the currency of the future, and those who can focus their...– Attention Is the New Currency | From the Bell Tower (via infoneer-pulse)
Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child...– Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
For you to grow, there has to be something in your life that is difficult and...– What Is Your Project?
Why is it despite the stacks of unread books and links, we still go around...– Twitter / berkun: Why is it despite the stacks … “We want the collection of information to solve our problems. We don’t actually want to have act.” -@cherly_u_jest
Instead of trying to directly challenge American colleges—a daunting...– The Siege of Academe – Kevin Carey on breaching the walls of higher education (via explore-blog) i’m thinking they will be called “resumes” (via bonesandroots)
Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions...– Rumi (via fuckyeahrumi)