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Ponysparkles 192

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About

Location

Landlocked

I am...

Prone to dreaming – Self-improvement junkie – In need of a hobby – Inspired but not easily motivated – Twenty one and convinced I could better the world – Independent minded, physically dependent on stimulation – Recently obsessed with the name/title “Space Jill”.

Quotes

“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick. Every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.” -Milarepa
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“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch
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“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ― C.G. Jung
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“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.” ― Aristotle
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“…This is a book that asks the reader to recognize that there is a difference between knowledge and belief, and the bar for what constitutes true knowledge is set awfully high – far higher than we can attain throughout our society. So in court, for instance, we rely on eyewitness testimony when we also know, by scientific study, that eyewitness testimony is shockingly unreliable. What this means is that, as human beings, we traffic largely in belief. I think this fact could set us free if we let it. In not only admitting we don’t know but acting on it, we open a door to conversation–as opposed to debate– and the exploration of new ideas, a good-faith sifting through of the facts we have. I think, theoretically, most religious people can at least grope their way toward accepting this: in theological terms, doubt is often seen as a necessary part of real faith. Skeptics might have a harder time, because they usually profess that they deal only in facts. But as we’ll see throughout this book, the arch-skeptic is capable of seeing things according to his or her biases as the believer.

The result is that we don’t merely live in a world of false certainties; we live in a world in which people at their extreme try and get those of us in the middle to buy into their particular fairytale version of reality.” — ‘Fringology, How I Tried To Explain The Unexplainable’ by Steve Volk.

Books

– are meant to be read and thought about. Dreamed about. Ate over and drank on. I love to talk endlessly on those that truly captivate my attention, though I also find that being asked about them directly makes all of the difference. I prefer to relate books I’ve read to personal conversations

Music

Portishead | Adventure Club | Lana Del Ray | Manushrine, “Last Day” | Neroche… if I were to name a few from the past while. I tend to take a strong liking to songs and play them on repeat for far too long.

Film & TV

I’m a fiend for learning new things and though not all things can be hands-on, I still love to sit back and absorb the magic of documentaries and films that I find personally educating. (And, admittedly, I’m a sucker for Trailer Park Boys.)