What Are You Going to Do With That? - William... →
Nice! “Moral imagination means the capacity to envision new ways to live your life.” Really like the part about self-efficacy: “…But what that Harvard student didn’t realize—and it was really quite a shock to her when I suggested it—is that there is a third alternative. True self-esteem, I proposed, means not caring whether you get an A in the first place. True...
I do not entertain hypotheticals; the world as it is is vexing enough.– True Grit
Alt title: In Which I Ramble and Make Little Sense (…because I am trying to figure out why I am upset). Money can’t buy us love. It’s kind of freeing to know that your life can really run on empty even with sufficient money and material worth. Or a large amount of money and material worth. It’s freeing because it helps us to see the illusion of the rat race- where we...
BBC News - How to offset your 'conflict mineral'... →
‘“As our devices get smaller and faster, they require some specialised minerals,” says Sasha Lezhnev, a policy consultant for the Enough project, a non-governmental organisation which focuses on genocide and crimes against humanity. “A significant portion of the minerals that accomplish those tasks come directly from Eastern Congo war zones.”’
“In spite of the noble affirmations of Christianity, the church has often lagged in its concern for social justice and too often has been content to mouth pious irrelevancies and sanctimonious trivialities. It has often been so absorbed in a future good ‘over yonder’ that it forgets the present evils ‘down here.’ Yet the church is challenged to make the gospel of...
'Stuff' & Consumption: Currently Reading...
The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption (@NPR). “Just because your boss doesn’t see you looking at that Kim Kardashian post on The Huffington Post doesn’t mean that it’s not without consequence. When you click on it, you’re making it so that it’s more visible to other people. That means an information diet is something that’s of ethical...
Seth's Blog: Trading in your pain →
“Pain is a part of work. And it leads to two mistakes…” Quite true.
How ‘Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls’ Blew Up... →
This video is pretty accurate… (giiirl, who called and told you my life?). Except instead of “white”, I might substitute: “the culturally infirmed” lol. This is probably the best response to that “girls say” meme that started a string of these parodies. To add: In applying for school and other competitive application-based programs: *looks you over*,...