I write down all of my strongest beliefs and convictions. I read through them from time to time, to remind myself of what I truly believe, and what I will not waiver on. Unless someone else’s argument makes much better sense. That’s why I write it all down in pencil.

reality-pill:

A Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space.

“Flowers aren’t just beautiful to show on tables,” said Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo. His latest installation piece, if you could call it that, takes this statement to the extreme. Two botanical objects — “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, among other blossoms — were launched into the stratosphere on Tuesday in Black Rock Desert outside Gerlach, Nevada, a site made famous for its hosting of the annual Burning Man festival. ”I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space,” Makoto explained that morning.

If only trees had opposable thumbs, our world would be a much better place.

Reblogged from mentalalchemy


“Let me talk like an old man. Young people, be careful.
Beautiful things are disappearing every day.
Be careful.
You don’t need to be [shopping at fast-fashion stores], especially young people. They are beautiful naturally, because they are young. So they should even wear simple jeans and a T-shirt. It’s enough. Don’t be too much fashionable.
The brand advertising is making you crazy. 
You don’t need to be too sexy. You are sexy enough.”

“Let me talk like an old man. Young people, be careful.

Beautiful things are disappearing every day.

Be careful.

You don’t need to be [shopping at fast-fashion stores], especially young people. They are beautiful naturally, because they are young. So they should even wear simple jeans and a T-shirt. It’s enough. Don’t be too much fashionable.

The brand advertising is making you crazy.

You don’t need to be too sexy. You are sexy enough.”

Reblogged from eat-gochu

> When good people do bad things.

[ Being in a group makes some people lose touch with their personal moral beliefs, researchers find.

…When people are in a group, they feel more anonymous, and less likely to be caught doing something wrong. They may also feel a diminished sense of personal responsibility for collective actions… ]

Via MIT

(image still from film “Landscape in the Mist” )