“He may still love you. He probably does. He probably doesn’t know what he wants. He probably still thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.”—(via bumhol)
This is really good advice actually. I wish I would’ve gotten it 5 years ago.
“Why does our primate brain read? WHy does it have an inclination for reading although this cultural activity was invented only a few thousand years ago?…[Evolution] did not have the time to develop specialized reading circuits in Homo sapiens…Nothing in our evolution could have prepared us to absorb language through vision. Yet brain imaging demonstrates that the brain contains fixed circuitry exquisitley attuned to reading.”—Reading in the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene
“By engaging with what could arguably be considered the archetypal symbol of dominant masculinity, RLAV aims to transform the discourse of ‘what it means to be a man’ in Papua New Guinean communities – ‘being a man’ means respecting, not abusing, your partner and children, and standing up for ideals of non-violence (off the football field, at least). And in a country where national heroes are those who score tries, take brutal hit-ups, and make tackles for a living, seeing such respected players as Neville Costigan and James Segeyaro advocating non-violent forms of masculinity is sure to make a significant impact on the ways in which ‘manhood’ is understood and performed.”—http://www.theliteraticollective.com/fighting-violence-with-football-in-png/
Let’s say you believed deeply in the importance of sleep health, and you wanted to start a movement to change people’s attitudes and behavior…[Start by] nfluence the influencers. Those include, for example, the entertainment industry: What would it take to get scriptwriters and directors to stop portraying people operating on no sleep as models of machismo and dedication?