Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is an act of justice.– Nelson Mandela (via subconciousevolution)
I just got back from Japanese class and I am thoroughly discouraged. Why is Japanese so difficult? I see how I have improved but I’m not satisfied with what I have accomplished in just a year. I must be able to do better than this.
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Emptiness has its solace in that there’s nothing left to take.– Ani DiFranco, Bodily (via joyfulgirlss)
Good job, New York :)
I would like to tell you some things that are developing my my life currently… My fish died yesterday morning. Rest in peace Jose. My air conditioner broke just as it started to get really hot in Osaka. Today it’s 86F and getting hotter. Oh well. I really miss Pandora (online radio), I wish it could be used in Japan. I’m visiting the States come August, I am nervous & I...
Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.– Jean-Paul Sartre
Love the poor and love poverty, for it is by such love that we become truly...– St. Francis de Sales (via azspot)
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own...– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via thirdeyeblinking)
My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman...– Ani DiFranco (via twenty4mixtapes)
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.– Albert Camus (via pandiculationdarling)
opentheology: Here is an excellent interview...
I was in a think tank in Washington. The president of the think tank told me:...– Branko Milanovic, lead economist in the World Bank’s research department and the world’s leading authority on global income inequality, in a February 8 lecture at the London School of Economics; Liberalism summed up in one anecdote. (via getradified)
The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.– Mother Teresa (via freemetg)
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his...– Victor Hugo (via trua)
On Skype with Anna talking about the...
Anna: yeah there's little to no coverage on the news about the situation, and consequently, it's forgotten
Anna: everyone laughed at Dori's character from Finding Nemo, but evidently, her character is pretty indicative of the masses
Ashley: that's quite true
Anna: myself included...:/