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Some inspiring quotes:
"Remember particularly that you cannot be a judge of anyone. For no one can judge a criminal, until he recognizes that he is just such a criminal as the man standing before him, and that he perhaps is more than all men to blame for that crime. When he understands that, he will be able to be a judge. Though that sounds absurd, it is true. If I had been righteous myself, perhaps there would have been no criminal standing before me." -Zosimas (in The Brothers Karamazov)
"There is nothing useful in anger, nor does it kindle the mind to warlike deeds; for virtue, being self-sufficient, never needs the help of vice." and ""...what use is anger when the same end may be accomplished by reason? Anger is not expedient even in battle or in war; for it is prone to rashness, and while it seeks to bring about danger, does not guard against it." -Seneca
"Generosity is more fun" -Bob Thurman
"This method is nonaggressive physically but strongly aggressive spiritually" and "the nonviolent resister does not seek to humiliate or defeat the opponent but to win his friendship and understanding...The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community" -Martin Luther King Jr.
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” ―Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." -Mother Teresa
"The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves. On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends. And scientists today are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health" -Dalai Lama
"If we did all the things we were capable of doing we would literally astonish ourselves" -Thomas Edison
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" and "Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
"Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistant basis is exactly what you will experiance in your life" -Anthony Robbins
"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace" -Dalai Lama
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen" -Winston Churchill
"Our prime purpose is to help others. and if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -Dalai Lama. Which also translates to "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all"!
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing” – Socrates
My current focus is on anger. I'm researching and I'm making work about the experiances and consequences of it. Sometimes we think we deserve to feel angry, but all that does is end up making us unhappy. Here are some thoughts on how to train ourselves to let go of anger: “Instead of looking outward (for ways to avoid anger) we look inward. Look at anger itself. It looks very menacing like a billowing monsoon, cloud, or thunderstorm, we think we could sit on the cloud; but, if you go there, it’s just mist. Likewise if you look at the thought of anger, it will vanish like frost under the morning sun. If we do this again and again, the propensity, the tendency of anger to arise again will be less and less each time we have dissolved it. And at the end, although it may arise it will just cross the sky like a bird not leaving any track.” - Matthieu Ricard. If it needs more context to be understood you can find the whole talk here on this youtube video: [link]
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STOP VIOLENCE!! Please support this campaign!
I have the privilege of working with atalented New filmaker, Justin Colon, on his new short film, "A SUBTLE VIOLENCE," which is about an eminent scientist who, haunted by the murder of his family, obsesses to find a way to chemically remove violent tendencies in humans but in doing so must confront the violence of his own actions.
This short film is thought-provoking and has the ability to make a difference.
We're using www.kickstarter.com to raise the funds for our film. We have 30 days to raise our entire budget, which has been set at $7,500 (the bare minimum necessary to shoot our film), or we won't get a penny- Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing scheme. Please facebook message the link, post it on your facebook walls, twitter it, email it, text it, etc... Even a dollar makes a difference. And my art will be able to be reproduced and used throughout various continents.
If you canīt support this proyect financialy please just go to the link: [link]
and give us a LIKE ...spread the word
-----edit: the kickstarter has reached it's goal and exceed it! I believe they are in the production stage of the film
Girlwriteswhat gives her take on the tragic and horrendous story of Anders Breivik, a man who killed 77 people in Norway. Particuclarly, she gives her opinion on something which no one else seems to want to discuss. That thing is how his mother had sexualized him at age 4, would regularly beat him and tell him he was a mistake and that she wished he were dead. News and people in general seemed to obsess over the fact that the father had supposedly cut off contact with his son in his teens when it seems clear this man was damaged long before by his mother who had apparently decided that her son was a bad person while he was still in the womb. [link]
Girlwriteswhat discusses how we live in a society that seems absolutely dedicated to doing evverything to not hold women accountable for their actions, to never do anything that might so much as upset women, even if it is at the expense of the children. And as she says, even though feminists would like lump Breivik in with the MRM, because apparently one of the many things he raved against was feminism, the guy is actually a product of our feminist influenced culture which allowed him to be made this way.
It's a 43 minute video so watch when you have the time, though I think the first 10 minutes say the most.
The founder of our affiliate group #GlobalPolitics and our objective political correspondent interested in fostering understanding and peace between people of different cultures and ideologies.
If you are interested in politics and debate, check out the group. They always always have heated discussions going on over there
Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement is a Sustainability Advocacy Organization which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of Global/Regional Chapters, Project Teams, Annual Events, Media and Charity Work. [link]
Is actively working to save marine mammals. She is the founder of our affiliate group #Seaofsadness-SOS. Visit the group to find out how you can help with the cause.
-FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SMITH-AMASH AMENDMENT, SEE: [link]
^If we can stop the violence, we can change the world, if we can change the world, I say why not