Mike is in the mess of things.
21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves
There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
Talk less. Listen more.
There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
Women love to laugh.
Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.
I had a 12 hour day of learning, teaching, learning, and more teaching.
But I finally managed to hug a tree. Happy Earth Day, my friends. Here’s to the home we share.
“I want to create an atmosphere that can be consciously plumbed with seeing like the wordless thought that comes from looking at a fire.” - James Turrell
I sometimes worry that serious music can only be served by serious talk, or worse, that people who like serious music can only have serious reasons for doing so. The truth is that you will probably meet just as many shallow people at a National show as you will at a Miley Cyrus show, the difference being that people at the National show are more likely to think they’re important, while people at a Miley Cyrus show are more likely to think they’re having fun.
Mike Powell talks about what we mean when we talk about pop music with his Pitch piece "It’s Not What You Like But How You Like It". (via pitchfork)
A reminder to take myself less seriously. - mb
Originally another word for poppy, coquelicot is the flower’s orange-tinted red color. (It also sounds like a celebrity baby name.)
via 11 Colors You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
"So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays." - N.H. Kleinbaum
"My own opinion is that belief is the death of intelligence."
I wasted about an hour of my life playing on this
It’s a music game where you create a bunch of basic organisms clustered around a radar center. I’m pretty amazed. It’s very weird and very creative…and I keep finding new little ways to tweak it. Love it.
Edit: It even lets you create and share your own sequences. This is one of several I made.
How to write good.
The thing is, they exist.
(Source: new-dubstep-universe, via hashtagery)
Jean-Luc Godard on marriage