Your world. Your Taste. Yourself.

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Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans… . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it’s as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can’t explain his to us, and we can’t explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication … and there is the real illness.
Philip K. Dick  (via doubtlr)

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Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), breaking down actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists with equal parts humor and precision to reveal the brokenness of the copyright law rhetoric. 

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I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.
One world is aware and by far the largest to me, and that is myself,
And whether I come to my own to-day or in ten thousand or ten million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself (1855-1881)

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You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.

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Tomorrow: excerpts from the late novelist John Updike’s appearances on Fresh Air over the years, in honor of what would have been his 80th birthday.

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Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and pursuing topics that engage us and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests and, in fact, if that’s the kind of educational career you’re given the opportunity to pursue, you will remember what you discovered.
Noam Chomsky on the purpose of education. (via explore-blog)

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This — is now MY way: where is yours?’ Thus I answered those who asked me ‘the way’. For THE way — does not exist!
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (via doubtlr)

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