True LovePeople don't understand what it means to love someone. Love is not something you can be selfish about. It is a give and take situation, notice give being the first word in that. Love is not about what the person you're with is doing to make you happy, it's about what you're doing to make them happy. Now the person you're with should be thinking along the same lines so it's not a take-take situation on their part.True Love10 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
All ideals about love being completely intense and passionate all the time should be thrown away. Love is not an entertainer, it is not going to constantly create excitement and passion. I'm not saying it never will but don't expect it to constantly be exciting. Know that even in the quiet times love is there, even as you do mundane tasks, it is there. If it is true and you are not lying to yourself about it, it will always be there.
I don't believe you can fall out of love with someone because if that happens you never really loved them, you were infatuated yes, but not in lo
Love over msnThe girl I dont really know goes on msn at least once a week.Love over msn8 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Our tiny green figurines, traversing the dark night of the internet, pass each other barely a second glance.
The girl I dont really know and I do not talk to each other, what would we say? The conversation, the one I have had so many times, moves swiftly from Hello to How are you to Fine, then stops. I wonder if she gazes at my name, running her head through the conversation many times, and eventually deciding that the walls of ignorant silence between us are too indomitable, as I do to her.
The writing beside the name of the girl I dont really know changes whenever she is online. Always some in-joke with her friends, congratulating someone I will never know for a witticism I will never hear.
Generally, the names are a girls. Her best friends. Two common names, put side-by-side. And that is my only window into a complex history between two people that may have begun before I even learned the nam
Quotable QuotesHumans have the incredible ability to reason logically and come to the wrong conclusion.Quotable Quotes9 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Two things in this world are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. But Im not so sure about the first one. Albert Einstein
Lifes not worth living if you dont have something worth dying for.
A ship in a harbor is safe, but thats not what a ship is built for.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed on and digested.
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this: man's being unable to sit still in a room. (Uh oh, my brother is in trouble )
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.
20 Writing Tips1. Write like crazy. Whether it's by hand or on a computer, just write, write, write, write, WRITE. The more you work at it, the better you'll get at it.20 Writing Tips2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
2. Be flexible. Don't just stick to what you already know. Dare to write something outside your comfort zone.
3. Never throw an idea away. Ideas are like fish: you never know when you'll catch a good one, and if you let it go, you most likely won't get it back. Keep a journal for your ideas and write down anything that comes to mind, no matter how silly or stupid it may sound.
4. Take your time. Don't expect to write a bestseller in a few months, or even a few years. (I learned this the hard way.)
5. Be prepared for a LOT of rejections and a LOT of criticism. Don't assume you'll hit it off with the first publisher you find, and don't expect everyone to like your book, or to bother reading it at all.
6. Be open to other people's suggestions, but write the story that YOU want.
7. Go easy on yourself. Don't expect your book
True strengthStrength.True strength7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The definition of strength varies among people.
Some people believe that strength comes from being superior.
Winning all the time, making others lose, pointing their weaknesses, and condescending them.
They believe that strength comes from how much they don't fall.
But a true strength is not determined by how much weakness they don't have.
It's determined by their strength to embrace and accept their weaknesses.
There is nothing wrong with being weak or wrong, or not knowing something.
Because what really matters is how they acknowledge and accept these weaknesses and strive for improvement.
A show of ignorance or an offensive response is merely a cover over their desperate need to hide and deny their weaknesses.
It's easy to deny, to be seen strong. But they can't fight their inner desperation of such greed.
It takes a lot to accept. It takes true strength to admit mistakes, admit defeat, to overcome their inner desire to be superior.
It's okay to have weaknesses
my chemical romance bibleYou know you're a My Chemical Romance Freak whenmy chemical romance bible8 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
1. Your carpet is soaked with drool after watching them play on TV
2. You cry when u hear them play your favorite song live
3. You hear someone say My Chemical Romance and you snap to attention
4. You stand your ground and defend them when someone tries to criticize them
5. You feel like burning the TRL building down
6. You read a story and claim you saw one of the band members names, though its not there
7. You have a MCR song for every point in your day
8. You lick the TV when there on it, Mmm..MCR
9. You recite the words to the song when someone even mutters just a word of it.
10. You Live by the words of My Chemical Romance
11. You've asked your parents millions of times if you could make MCR your religion!!
12. You lick pictures of Gerard, or any of the band members for that matter ( This was mentioned by ~that-girl-24 and was happily posted to the bible.)
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE BIBLE
Gerard Way puts the "laughter
PerseveranceI do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.Perseverance3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
- John D. Rockefeller
Accomplishments 1All who accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.Accomplishments 13 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
- Orison Swett Marden
Protect nature and you will protect humanityPlans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.Protect nature and you will protect humanity2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
- STEWART UDALL
Love is...Love is...11 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I've always thought of love as something that one should feel instantaneously when meeting a person... but that's not always the way. Almost always, the first attraction we have towards people is physical, be it looks, or smell, or maybe something else. It has actually been stated (yes yes, it was in an Old Spice commercial, but bear with me!) that smell is what ties us to the most poignant memories we have (I made it sound prettier). As soon as I heard the thing about scent being tied to memory I've always remembered it because it somehow rings true to me; when people die their loved ones often find themselves looking through clothing simply to remember the smell of the deceased.
Now, I've always hated to believe the first step to love being physical attraction. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for physical stuff  but when it comes to love I'm completely serious about there being an equal balance of all aspects. Here is when we come to the hard part... what IS love? One of those big qu
Before you say anything...If you propose to speak, always ask yourself - is it true, is it neccessary, is it kind?...Before you say anything...3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
~ GAUTAMA BUDDHA (C.563-483 BC)
The Ways of Wisdom 09Follow what you love!... Don't deign to ask what "they" are looking for out there. Ask what you have inside. Follow not your interests, which change, but what you are and what you love, which will and should not change.The Ways of Wisdom 092 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
- GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
Philosophy is Magic 005Good friends are like stars, you don't always see them but you always know they are there.Philosophy is Magic 0053 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Rules to Live by...?1. Never stop thinking. This is important. If someone ever says to you 'You need to stop thinking so much,' call them ignorant in your head and keep thinking deeper. It is this mentality that breeds stupidity and sheeple. Your mind is the most important tool you have, if you stop using it, it will atrophy. Question everything.Rules to Live by...?10 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
2. Stare into space blankly and don't mentally punish yourself for doing it, even if it is for that split second. If you have a problem with staring blankly, think of it as daydreaming.
3. Root Beer sucks after having spicy food.
4. Everything is going to be just fine. If you worry about acne, you're going to get a fucking pimple.
5. Don't be afraid to talk about anything. You shouldn't be afraid of reality.
6. Everyone is a hypocrite.
7. You are all original. Every life experience is case sensitive and unique. Every time you wake up or go to the bathroom or quote someone else, you are becoming more you than anyone has ever been.
8. Do pointless things. Don't act
Journey 1We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.Journey 13 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
- Stephen Covey
Science and NatureThe proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.Science and Nature3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
- Barry Commoner
The Ways of Wisdom 02If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.The Ways of Wisdom 023 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
- ANCIENT BUDDHIST EXPRESSION
SmileI once wrote "I believe in innocence, because it makes me smile, and I hope to see it so very soon, on the face of my child."Smile7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
My hope, my wish, was granted, fulfilled in a way that makes me smile even more, everyday.
It astonishes me that no matter how bad I feel, Taylor's smile completely turns my day around, I simply cannot help but smile back at her when she smiles at me.
And that got me to thinking. Why is it so hard for us to smile? Smiling is an automatic reflex, it's built into us from the day we are born.
The answer is simple, we don't smile because we choose not to.
Sounds horrible, right? That's because it is. So many of us are caught up in all the negative things in life that we've become used to them, negativity has become our reality. We see people that are smiling and happy and they make us angry because we AREN'T smiling and happy.
It is an unbelievably shallow and selfish thing, to be angry with someone because they are happy.
Smiling relieves frustration, pain, anger,
Bad Christian Ethics: there is no victimless sexThe Josh Duggar scandal has brought up a lot of conversations about conservative Christian sexual ethics. A lot of important concepts have been brought up, such as Libby Anne's "two boxes" and Captain Cassidy's discussion of in-group hypocrisy. All of this has gotten my own gears turning, trying to make sense of the people who are flocking to defend a child molester, while simultaneously insisting that teenaged couple going on a date to Disneyland is equally as sinful. And I think this brings me to the entire justification for the two boxes and hypocrisy: in conservative Christian sexual ethics, there is no such thing as victimless non-marital sex.Bad Christian Ethics: there is no victimless sex6 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
People who believe that gay sex and rape belong in the sa
Philosophy is Magic 006Principles are eternal... ~ WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN (1860 - 1925)Philosophy is Magic 0063 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
All that there is to the making of a successful, happy, and beautiful life, is the knowledge and application of a few simple, root principles...
~ JAMES ALLEN
ConvictionI want to talk about the idea of “conviction” in some fundamentalist Christian circles. Particularly I want to talk about how it is used by some Christians both as a gas-lighting technique and as a method of manipulation. However, I have not really had time or the ability to put my thoughts together in a coherent fashion. So instead, I think I will just tell a couple of stories. These stories occurred while I lived as a woman, so I am using those pronouns and terms since they are relevant to the stories.Conviction1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
Note: for those unaware of this particular Christianese phrase, I am referring to the following definition: a feeling of guilt or shame that God inflicts on a person that comes with the recognition of having committed a sin.
When I was outed as gay to my family, I was living overseas and working on my Masters degree in Astrophysics. Needless to say, I was already under a lot of stress, even before dealing with my family keeping me up ti