Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. — Mike Tyson
One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgment, and love to revel in our righteous outrage, is that it spares us from the impotent pain of empathy, and the harder, messier work of understanding. — Tim Kreider
Perhaps the reason we so often experience happiness only in hindsight, and that chasing it is such a fool’s errand, is that happiness isn’t a goal in itself but is only an aftereffect. It’s the consequence of having lived in the way that we’re supposed to — by which I don’t mean ethically correctly so much as just consciously, fully engaged in the business of living. In this respect it resembles averted vision, a phenomena familiar to backyard astronomers whereby, in order to pick out a very faint star, you have to let your gaze drift casually to the space just next to it; if you look directly at it, it vanishes. And it’s also true, come to think of it, that the only stars we ever see are not the “real” stars, those cataclysms taking place in the present, but always only the light of the untouchable past. — Tim Kreider
Grubhub is like one of my closest friends now. They called me the other day and corrected a mistake they’d made that I hadn’t even noticed. I really felt like they had my back. And I have theirs. I love you, Grubhub.
I’ve demonstrated an impressive resilience in the face of valuable life lessons, and the main thing I seem to have learned from this one is that I am capable of learning nothing from almost any experience, no matter how profound. — Tim Krieder
Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown - Telegraph -
This is an absurdly good thing that makes fun of Dan Brown.
EDIT: Apparently other people (like my future roommate) had already posted this, so me posting it wasn’t really necessary. However I’ll leave it up in the spirit of being repetitive and repetitive.
The Case Against Empathy -
You should read this. I don’t know if I agree with it but it’s worth thinking about.
Let a six-year-old girl with brown hair need thousands of dollars for an operation that will prolong her life until Christmas, and the post office will be swamped with nickels and dimes to save her. But let it be reported that without a sales tax the hospital facilities of Massachusetts will deteriorate and cause a barely perceptible increase in preventable deaths—not many will drop a tear or reach for their checkbooks. — Thomas Schelling
I don’t seem to have my zen place with me today. I’m getting super annoyed by everything.
Intervention? Intervention? Intervention?
I should order a burger from the grubhub.
Some people come to my bookstore and they have like suitcases or backpacks or whatever with them and they don’t want to carry around this heavy shit, they want to put it down somewhere behind the counter in my fucking space. So I find this habit really rude and fucking entitled and annoying. When I bring shit places I expect to have to be in charge of that shit, I don’t hand that shit off to some bookstore guy. The fuck?
So just now this guy asked if he could put his bag behind the counter and I was like yup, how about right here.
And he was like that’s too close to the door! I don’t want someone running off with my bag!
Well then fucking carry it around, you fucking penis fedora!!!