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Remember that the acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades, including the kinds that come in the form of the words you swallow.
Remember that your left lung is smaller than your right lung, simply to make room for the heart you hold within your chest. At your most primal level your heart was favored, it took precedence. It will never be incapable of growing, it will never cease to hold the whole damn world within it, so do not try to stop it.
Remember that you use 200 million cells to take one step forward. Do not vilify yourself for the journey you have walked thus far, for it has taken effort and every single aspect of your body has conspired to help you get to where you are.
Remember that you shed your tired skin every twenty-seven days. You were not made to hold your past within you, you were not made to carry it all on your back. You physically let go of every bad thing that has ever touched you, of every pair of foreign hands that unbuttoned your shirt but never your demons; you let go of every regret, of every insecurity. You are always gifted a clean slate.
Remember that your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body. You were made to speak — so speak loudly, and honestly about how you feel. Speak about what hurts you, about what has broken you. Speak about your story, share it with the world.
Remember that the carbon in your body is the same carbon that courses through this Earth, that makes up mountains. Let this remind you that you can stand alone, you can stand tall, for just like Everest, just like Fuji, you are a force to be reckoned with.
Remember that the bones within your body are as strong as granite. You are never broken, you are never weak. When you feel like you couldn’t possibly bear the weight of heartbreak, of growth, remember that your foundations are stronger than concrete. You were made to endure, you were made to withstand.
Repeat after me: you were made to survive. Every single part of you, every single perceived flaw and every single aspect of who you are, was made with the intention of defying the odds. You were bred from tough, celestial pieces of this world, and therefore it will never be able to defeat you.
“Mistakes will be made”
It’s 1997, and Steve Jobs has just returned to the company he was fired from 12 years before.
On stage at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, Jobs was holding a rare Q&A with developers when one audience member stood up and lobbed an insult at Jobs.
“Mr. Jobs, you’re a bright and influential man,” he starts out with a flat tone. The audience laughs in the pause.
“Here it comes,” Job responds with a smile.
“It’s sad and clear that on several counts you’ve discussed, you don’t know what you’re talking about. [Audience laughter]. I would like, for example, for you to express in clear terms how, say, Java and any of its incarnations addresses the ideas embodied in OpenDoc. And when you’re finished with that, perhaps you can tell us what you personally have been doing for the last seven years,” he says.
At that point, the audience fell quiet and someone is heard saying “Ouch.” (Jobs had spent the last seven years not at Apple.)
Jobs’ response in the five minutes that follows is a masterclass in how to gracefully turn an insult into an impromptu speech on vision.
First, Jobs politely responds.
“You know, you can please some of the people some of the time, but…,” Jobs paused. “One of the hardest things when you’re trying to effect change is that people like this gentleman are right in some areas.”
He acknowledges that there are things OpenDoc does that he’s not even familiar with, but that doesn’t stop him in planning Apple’s future.
“The hardest thing is: how does that fit in to a cohesive, larger vision, that’s going to allow you to sell 8 billion dollars, 10 billion dollars of product a year? And, one of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards for the technology.” You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to try to sell it. And I made this mistake probably more than anybody else in this room. And I got the scar tissue to prove it. And I know that it’s the case,” Jobs said.
“And as we have tried to come up with a strategy and a vision for Apple, it started with ‘What incredible benefits can we give to the customer? Where can we take the customer?’ Not starting with ‘Let’s sit down with the engineers and figure out what awesome technology we have and then how are we going to market that?’ And I think that’s the right path to take,” Jobs continued.
He apologizes for killing off some of the software, but passionately stands by his employees who were working hard to get Apple back to the place where he could hold up a box and people would go “Whoa! Yes!” and want it. (Think about what Apple events are like today.)
“Mistakes will be made, some people will be pissed off, some people will not know what they’re talking about, but I think it’s so much better than where things were not very long ago. And I think we’re going to get there,” Jobs concludes.
So there’s this boygroup in the Philippines called HASHT5, why the additional T you ask? Maski sila hindi nila alam, kidding. According to this YouTube video, HASHT5 simply means Have A Successful Honor Talent, mejo nayanig ang mundo ko pero deadskin, ibigay kung san sila masaya. Watch the funny interview below, just glad na hinde pikon tong grupong to, kasi baka magsumbong sila sa leader ng sindikato nila pag napuno na sila sa pangaasar ng mga netizens.
Speaking of pangaasar, I follow their FB group (oo, proud ako!) and mejo harsh na nakakatawa naman ang comment ng mga tao sa mga kaawa-awang batang mga ito, I’ll give you a some matitinding samples:
- Mag ingat po kayo sa taong to, pag nang snatch ng cellphone yan kasama charger.
- Kuya kayo ba yung nag bebenta ng second hand phone sa foot bridge ng sm north ? sagutin niyo tanong ko please
- Tandaan nyo pagmumukha ng mga to, pag nakasabay nyo sa jeep, bus, mrt o kahit sa elevator naku bumaba na kayo agad. Magpapasko na no. Aktibo sila mga ganitong panahon
- Mga tol pwede sali sa group nyu? Anu po requirements? \brgy.Clerance/\police.clerance/\NBI.CLERANCE/?
- Tangena naman oh. Wag gawing eyeliner ang uling
- Buti nlang naka free data ako, d ko makikita ang mga pagmumukha nyo
- Puta dancer daw eh. Yan yung bumato sa sasakyan ko sa cubao ilalim. Batang hamog
- Infairness ah ang pangit
- wala naman kayo ginagawa sakin, pero naiinis ako sa mga mukha nyo.
May mga nageffort pa talaga! Look!
Well, live and let live.
We all know the common advice beauty experts give like always wear sunscreen and drink more water, but aside from the essential habits of skin care there are tons of other ways to improve our skin and look even better. While we can spend money on expensive creams and beauty products, dermatologists say the key to a glowing complexion actually comes down to just a few basic habits. Here are the underrated beauty secrets they swear by.
1. Replacing processed food with greens and lean proteins.
Dr. Lancer, Hollywood dermatologist and creator of The Lancer Method, says so much of what you eat can affect the way your skin looks and how you age. When he changed his own diet he saw noticeable results.
“In 2013, I lost nearly 60 pounds by making small changes to what I ate — largely cutting out breads, pasta, sugars and any processed food and…
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American author Joyce Carol Oates spoke about her epic book, Blonde, that was all about the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. She delivered such soul-hitting quotes about Monroe in the Time Magazine piece, we wanted to see what other celebrated people had said about the fabulous Marilyn Monroe. What we found were a compilation of quotes that speak to the mystery and wonder that surrounds Monroe’s life:
“I think that Monroe is a representative American of a time, a place, a category of being, with whom virtually anyone can identify.” — Joyce Carol Oates
“I got a cold chill. This girl had something I hadn’t seen since silent pictures.
She had a kind of fantastic beauty like Gloria Swanson, when a movie star had to look beautiful, and she got sex on a piece of film like Jean Harlow.” — Leon Shamroy…
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1. Karl Marx smoked like a chimney, even though it almost killed him.
“His mode of living consisted of daily visits to the British Museum reading-room, where he normally remained from nine in the morning until it closed at seven; this was followed by long hours of work at night, accompanied by ceaseless smoking, which from a luxury had become an indispensable anodyne; this affected his health permanently and he became liable to frequent attacks of a disease of the liver sometimes accompanied by boils and an inflammation of the eyes, which interfered with his work, exhausted and irritated him, and interrupted his never certain means of livelihood.”
2. Truman Capote stayed horizontal as often as possible.
“I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down, either in bed or…
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1. Dogs poop in strict alignment with Earth’s north-south magnetic field.
A 2013 study that examined “70 dogs” and “1,893 defecations” concluded that dogs always align their bodies with the Earth’s north-south axis when taking a poop. Humans don’t defecate with nearly the same amount of geomagnetic precision.
2. Two dogs, 6 years, 66,000 puppies.
If you took one male and female dog and never neutered them nor any of their descendants, that pair would be responsible for producing 66,000 puppies in only six years. That is a lot of fucking!
3. Dogs are sociopaths who can’t feel guilt and probably vote Republican.
If you think your dog is feeling guilt because it’s sulking and whimpering after you scolded it, think again, you foolish human! According to Barnard College researcher Alexandra Horowitz, they’re just sad because you’ve been a dick to them. Dogs feel absolutely no guilt and…
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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Iain S. Thomas
The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.
David W. Orr
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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Work takes up a lot of our lives, so it can be discouraging when we don’t love what we are doing. Sometimes it is up to us to make something good out of a not-so-good situation, and sometimes we just need a change of perspective—the situation is not nearly as bad as we believe it to be. This compilation of quotes is to encourage and remind us all to keep working toward our goals and make the best out of our current situations.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.
In every job that must be done, there is an…
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“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
“If you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you are only half a writer. It means you are so busy keeping one eye on the commercial market, or one ear peeled for the avant-garde coterie, that you are not being yourself. You don’t even know yourself. For the first thing a writer should be is – excited. He should be a thing of fevers and enthusiasms. Without such vigor, he might as well be out picking peaches or digging ditches; God knows it’d be better for his health.”
“How long has it been since you wrote a story where your real love or your real hatred somehow got onto the paper? When was the last time you dared release a cherished prejudice so it slammed the page like a lightning bolt?…
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