"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know."
from Promise EP, released 08 July 2014
Released by Magical Properties
Written, Performed and Produced by Mark Redito/Spazzkid
Mastered by Daddy Kev
"I think being someone in love is so hard to define, so temporary, because retrospectively we often deny the state in which we were in love. The experience of life teaches us that being like someone in love is more real, because everything is uncertain. There are certainties in existence, but love is something much harder to define than light and dark, life and death. I think saying you are “like” someone in love sounds right."
On the Transformative Power of Education
From AvX: New Avengers (vol. 2) #29, Bendis & Deodato.
If you spend four years attending an institution of higher education, and you come away without any of your views challenged or gaining any perspective on life … then you didn’t gain an education.
Yes, there’s a tendency for students (and many adults) to believe that any contact with education that contradicts your already established values and beliefs is “indoctrination.” But that assumes that you already knew all the answers (which, let’s face it, is a really arrogant thing to think). If your teachers don’t challenge your way of thinking (about nature, politics, art, etc.), then you need to find teachers who will challenge you.
Don’t go chasing grades. Thirty years from now, you won’t remember your GPA—let alone what grade you got in any particular course (btw, neither will your employers). But, if you’re lucky, you may forever have a twinkle in your eye when a certain book is mentioned, or a philosophical concept comes, or your kids ask you to explain something at a museum. You’ll think back to a professor you knew many, many years ago and whisper “thank you” without even knowing it. And you can’t put that on a certificate or a diploma.
Politicalprof: what all these smart people said.
"You either like me or you don’t. It took me Twenty-something years to learn how to love myself, I don’t have that kinda time to convince somebody else."
"Our unlived lives—the lives we live in fantasy, the wished-for lives—are often more important to us than our so-called lived lives. We can’t (in both senses) imagine ourselves without them. … Every modern person has their own repertoire of elsewheres, of alternatives—the places they go to in their minds, and the ambitions they attempt to realize—to make their actual, lived lives more than bearable. Indeed the whole notion of escape—that it is possible and desirable—is like a prosthetic device of the imagination. How could we live without it?"