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  2. stay-human:

    I cannot recommend this video enough. This woman breaks it down perfectly.

    The Stories That Europe Tells Itself About Its Colonial History

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    “She said once she was shocked that her son while being taught Belgian history, was taught nothing about Congo. She said “They teach my son in school that he must help the poor Africans, but they don’t teach him about what Belgium did in Congo.” Of course, all countries are evasive about the past for which they feel ashamed, but I was shocked by what seemed to me not evasiveness but an erasure of history

    If her son doesn’t learn that the modern Congo State began a hundred years ago as the personal property of a Belgian king, who was desperate to get wealthy from ivory and rubber, if her son doesn’t learn that the hands of Congolese people were chopped off for not producing enough resources to meet the king’s greed, if her son doesn’t learn that the Belgian government later led Congo with a deliberate emphasis on not producing an educated class, so that Congolese could become clerks and mechanics but couldn’t go to university, if her son doesn’t learn that more recently, even though it was the Americans who installed the Mobutu dictatorship, Belgium was a major force behind the scenes propping him up, if this young Belgian boy, knows nothing about these incidents, then, at some point, they would perhaps no longer have happened because the past after all is the past because we collectively acknowledged that it is so. 

    This young Belgian boy would grow up to see Africa only as a place that requires his aid, his help, his charity with no complications for him. A place that can help him show how compassionate he can be, and most of all, a place whose present has no connection to Europe. 

    It is not that Europe has denied its colonial history. Instead, Europe has developed a way of telling the story of its colonial history that ultimately seeks to erase that history”

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  3. Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.

    — 

    Deepak Chopra

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  4. Documentary: Dark Girls (2011)

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  6. Rami Kadi - Fall Winter 2014 2015

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  7. The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.

    — Marjorie Pay Hinckley (via kushandwizdom)

  8. You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.

    — S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders
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  9. salahmah:

    Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.

    The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).

    Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos. 

  10. monochromaticblack:

    empathy is difficult to master because it requires that we, as selfish as humans are, step outside of ourselves temporarily placing someone else’s realities above our own. people’s inability or blatant unwillingness to do this is the cause of most of the conflict in their relationships. on better thought, its not that people are not able to master empathy, it’s that most people aren’t even open to the attempt. genuine understanding requires a degree of humility that few of us possess. it calls for a selflessness that we haven’t really been taught and aren’t too eager to learn. 

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  13. War is organised murder, and nothing else

    — Harry Patch aged 111. Britain’s last First World War veteran, 1898-2009  (via the-r-world)

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