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I want to pet a girl.

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howtobethechange:

Perhaps before we can start talking about love, we need to agree on what it’s definition should be. We use this one word so much, but it has a thousand meanings.
I think our society has ingrained in us this idea that we need to look for the perfect partner, the perfect love story, that it needs to fit me and what I dream of. Or maybe that I need to be the perfect subject, that someone would want me and all of me, and I would be better than all the others in their eyes.
What if we were  to focus all this energy, time and attention on looking at ourselves, and instead of looking for the best possible way that I can enjoy someone else, I looked for how I could possibly give something to somebody, to want to satisfy that person in the same way that I naturally want to satisfy myself. What if I focused on wanting to really feel that other person, and to feel something that exists between us, something not solely in me or them, but something mutual. Perhaps we should define love as a verb, something we do, or as an art, an ongoing process that needs care and sensitive attention in order to be sustained, something we work on and perfect.
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howtobethechange:

Perhaps before we can start talking about love, we need to agree on what it’s definition should be. We use this one word so much, but it has a thousand meanings.

I think our society has ingrained in us this idea that we need to look for the perfect partner, the perfect love story, that it needs to fit me and what I dream of. Or maybe that I need to be the perfect subject, that someone would want me and all of me, and I would be better than all the others in their eyes.

What if we were  to focus all this energy, time and attention on looking at ourselves, and instead of looking for the best possible way that I can enjoy someone else, I looked for how I could possibly give something to somebody, to want to satisfy that person in the same way that I naturally want to satisfy myself. What if I focused on wanting to really feel that other person, and to feel something that exists between us, something not solely in me or them, but something mutual. Perhaps we should define love as a verb, something we do, or as an art, an ongoing process that needs care and sensitive attention in order to be sustained, something we work on and perfect.

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There are two reasons why you don’t know what you want.
1. You already have it.
2. You don’t know yourself.

- Alan Watts

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I’m glad that I have some physiological needs to attend, otherwise I would stay in bed as long as my life would be able to support it…

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Hurt - Overdose

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I’ll take one, ‘cause I needed to feel it so much
I had an emotional crutch, but
I’m feeling bored so I’ll take some more
Cause nothing is happening
And once you told me that you loved me so much
I foolishly began to trust, but
Now I’m ignored and I’m taking more, till
Something is happening.

I’ll take one ‘cause I needed to feel it so much
I needed that thing we call fun, but
Now I’m ignored and I’ll take some more, till
Something is happening
Cause once I thought you were right here with me, so
Maybe I’ll take two or three
Until I believe what I have seen is really happening.

Morpheus! How could you leave me when I had need of your love?
Stop holding back!
Give me one reason to think you’re decent
When I am alone
Don’t you ever try to bring me back

With this one I needed to feel you so much,
I wantingly longed for your touch, but
Now I’m ignored and I’m feeling bored
'till something is happening.
Cause once I thought you were right here with me, so
Maybe I’ll take two or three
Until I believe what I have seen is really happening.

With this one I needed to feel you so much
I needed that thing we call fun.
Now I’m ignored and I’m taking more, till
Something is happening
Cause once I thought you were right here with me, so
Maybe I’ll take two or three
Until I believe what I have seen is really happening.

No no more! 
God Morpheus why did you leave me when I had need of your love?
No holding back now!
Give me the real thing!
I’ve got a reason
When I am alone
Don’t you ever try to take me back

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People should start replacing their tendency to say “I need” for “I want” because then a great part of reality will also start to make sense.

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Jul 5
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americawakiewakie:

Marx got it right. 

I would say that this is Marx looking at how Nature works. I even wonder if humans have any kind of subconscious fear to Nature’s system. Not because it harms them, but because it contradicts the system humans invented to “live” in this world. Because humans can not live without being “correct”, they hardly can recognize their errors and false beliefs. That would explain why Nature is being destroyed and attacked in such a miserable way.

americawakiewakie:

Marx got it right. 

I would say that this is Marx looking at how Nature works. I even wonder if humans have any kind of subconscious fear to Nature’s system. Not because it harms them, but because it contradicts the system humans invented to “live” in this world. Because humans can not live without being “correct”, they hardly can recognize their errors and false beliefs. That would explain why Nature is being destroyed and attacked in such a miserable way.

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Communal Microbes

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The behavior of microorganisms presents a paradox that puzzles the confident logic of science: some microbes can cease performing a function that had been considered necessary for their survival, yet this seeming disparity causes them to thrive and proliferate.

A progressive group of microbiologists explain that while these microbes seem to be discarding vital functions, they are really just finding others to get these essential tasks done for them. This particular adaptation encourages microorganisms to live in cooperative communities.

This idea is called The Black Queen Hypothesis, named after the queen of spades in the card game Hearts, in which the popular strategy is to avoid picking this card. Accordingly, the loss of the microbe’s ability to satisfy its own vital needs is instead an evolutionary efficacious strategy for certain communal microbes. These microbes can live together more resourcefully if they get rid of certain behaviors and rely on others to help them meet their needs.

Richard Losick of Harvard says that the Black Queen Hypothesis offers a new way of understanding how complex, inter-dependent communities of microorganisms thrive. Cooperative and even altruistic behavior abounds beyond the microbe world: bats feed hungry friends, honeybees commit suicide to defend the hive, birds raise offspring that aren’t their own, and humans leap in front of traffic to save total strangers. The biological success of certain species, like ants, depends entirely on their ability to cooperate and form structured societies based on shared sacrifice.

Cooperation may no longer be thought of as an ideal confined to the imaginations of dreamers: it may not be the exception, but rather the rule, or at least part of the rule. This hypothesis may spur a new evolutionary theory, or at least call for a rereading of the standard one, for it recognizes that a dog-eat-dog concept of nature is limited. After all, we are tuned to cooperate, not merely compete.

Image: “Working Together Teamwork Puzzle Concept" by lumaxart on Flickr courtesy of a Creative Commons License.

(added from http://www.realitysandwich.com/communal_microbes_%E2%80%A8)

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Regain yourself!

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Mar 5

I’ll give to the best of my abilities and I’ll take only what I truly need. That’s nature true form.

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