"If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up."
Hunter S. Thompson (via vintageanchorbooks)
"Do you still perform autopsies on conversations you had lives ago?"
Donte Collins (via creatingaquietmind)
— Jean-Paul Sartre
“What can be explained is not poetry.”
Happy Birthday W.B. Yeats! Born June 13, 1865, the Irish poet was a figurehead of twentieth-century literature and poetry.
Image from National Library of Ireland
"Just watch this moment, without trying to change it at all. What is happening? What do you feel? What do you see? What do you hear?"
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are (via creatingaquietmind)
"Don’t let an economist bully you into believing money’s all that matters. And don’t let a psychologist bully you into believing that money is completely unimportant. How you manage that tradeoff is going to require a lot of experimenting and thinking and introspection. People choose occupations based not just on money, but also on meaning."
Economist Justin Wolfers offers this important caveat to his groundbreaking research into whether money buys happiness. Per his admonition, see Alan Watts on money vs. wealth and pioneering psychologist Martin Seligman’s simple, money-independent technique for increasing happiness, then revisit this field guide to finding a fulfilling occupation. (via explore-blog)