Without You - Michelle Lee (이미쉘)
A beautiful, soulful voice, and a beautiful video from one of the few Black-Korean artists out there in homogeneous Korea. I hope she makes it big, cause she sure as hell deserves it and has the talent for it.
Happiness is not the same as pleasure… Happiness does not require lowering one’s expectations… Happiness is not the same as positivity… Happiness is the process of becoming your ideal self.
It’s a thought-provoking title that I came across, and this article reminded me of a quote that I stumbled upon months ago on tumblr that criticized our cultural pursuit of happiness. It was the first time I ever read a viewpoint so drastically different and critical and it shaped how I kind of felt or thought about “happiness.” It took forever to dig through and find the quote, but I eventually did and I feel like my spring break has been accomplished. Just kidding.
"I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that—I don’t mind people being happy—but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep,” and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position—it’s rubbish.Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much.Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness.” Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.”-Hugh Mackay
I like this definition of happiness through wholeness (like the above quote) and actualization of our self (like the article above). There are articles that write how happiness is now synonymous with the actualization of pleasure, and the above article quips how easy it would be to achieve that via drugs, alcohol, and sex since they all release dopamine that controls our perception of pleasure. Seriously, I could be happy all day with those three, but it really does no good for my balance of being. Redefining happiness as wholeness and self-actualization focuses less so on doing to try and fuel the feelings of pleasure, and more so on the state of being.
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.
I always make air travel fun
the saga continues
yOU GUYS FUCKIN REBLOG THIS YOU LITERALLY HAVE NO IDEA I MADE THESE FOR FUCKIN TUMBLR I SHIT U NOT I HAD PEOPLE STARING AT ME WHILE I TOOK PICTURES OF THE SAFTEY INFORMATION CARD THINKIN I WAS SOME DUMB ASS WEIRDO I DESERVE A REWARD FOR MY HARD WORK i hate you all
OMGYUS HIGH SCORE AND I BEAT 600 with a score of 624! This was seconds before I died; my train just got to the city with a whole bunch of black squares before the line collapsed. And I was literally seconds away from an upgrade too :( But I liked how this map turned out compared to most of my other ones. A blogger who was an actual transportation planner got just under 500. Maybe I should get your job so I can be employed.
You can play Mini Metro here. It’s a really fun game constructing your own metro, but there’s a lot of thinking and initial learning curve.