“The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.”—Richard Dawkins. Perfectly stated. (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
“Child psychologists have demonstrated that our minds are actually constructed by these thousands of tiny interactions during the first few years of life. We aren’t just what we’re taught. It’s what we experience during those early years - a smile here, a jarring sound there - that creates the pathways and connections of the brain. We put our kids to fifteen years of quick-cut advertising, passive television watching, and sadistic video games, and we expect to see emerge a new generation of calm, compassionate, and engaged human beings?”—Sidney Poitier (via creationoftheday)
kissthechild replied to your post: kissthechild replied to your post: I have to go to school on Wednesday to talk my… Fucking lame. Do you have a copy of your schedule that she gave you last year? They’re absolutely not.. But bring it with you. Tell her you already had your schedule figured out, so there shouldn’t be a problem. And fight for philosophy because it’ll honestly be one of the best experiences ever.
What’s going on with you? And I know. I’m not leaving with philosophy on my schedule.
I have to go to school on Wednesday to talk my guidance counselor.She made a mistake on my schedule which is why my fourth period is missing.The last month of junior year we took two days to go over my schedule and she had it printed out any filed it. I had asked for French CP and she gave it to me willingly for once.
"Michael- Can you come in and see me on Wednesday the 24th after 10 AM? The reason the language didn’t go in is because Italian is not being offered at the communications level only CP. We need to discuss the Philosophy class because it seems to be the sticking point for any language.. Let’s talk on Wednesday.” -Mrs.Cohen
I didn’t even ask for Italian and we agreed upon CP level courses. I fought hard to get into Philosophy too. I spent all junior year trying to convince this bitch that I’m competent enough to have such courses. She never really believed me.