"You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind."
Emmet Fox (via itsquoted)
"My car’s my best friend. My office. My home. My location. I have a very intimate sense when I am in a car with someone next to me. We’re in the most comfortable seats because we’re not facing each other, but sitting side by side. We don’t look at each other, but instead do so only when we want to. We’re allowed to look around without appearing rude. We have a big screen in front of us and side views. Silence doesn’t seem heavy or difficult. Nobody serves anybody. And many other aspects. One most important thing is that it transports us from one place to another."
Stills from Certified Copy (2010) and Like Someone in Love (2012)
Ever wondered how much water/caffeine/alcohol you’d need to drink to reach a lethal dose? This graphic shows the median lethal dose for all three!
Read more detail about LD50 tests in the accompanying post: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ol
Don’t think this is accurate at all. Took 21 shots my my 21st birthday. Ten straight then 5 mins later 11 more.
I was debating the shots as well. I have taken more than 13 in one night
I feel it’s worth taking the time to clarify some points on the LD50 of these substances - the information is present in the graphic/accompanying article, but seems to be being overlooked.
Firstly: the LD50 value is for a dose taken all at once. Secondly, it’s the value at which you’d have a 50% chance of death. Some people could drink more than this and live; conversely, some could drink less than this and die. The figures are also for a person of average weight (75kg), and in reality physical and medical conditions are also factors.
For alcohol, this is the calculated value, for the alcohol content specified (40% alcohol, 45ml shots). Personal drinking history, whether or not you’re drinking on an empty stomach, and physical/medical condition can all affect this value.
That is not as much as one would expect
"Each man’s life represents the road toward himself, and attempt at such a road, the intimation of a path. No man has ever been entirely and completely himself. Yet each one strives to become that – one in an awkward, the other in a more intelligent way, each as best he can."
Hermann Hesse (via itsquoted)
"Once the good man was dead, one wore his hat and another his sword as he had worn them, a third had himself barbered as he had, a fourth walked as he did, but the honest man that he was – nobody any longer wanted to be that."
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (via itsquoted)
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"I make all my decisions on intuition. I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect."
Ingmar Bergman (via itsquoted)
How unnervingly natural is bias. We build the world up a certain way through imagination, effort and time. It changes only as we change, grows only as we grow. Therefore, when it crumbles around us its only because our belief rooted in darkness made us so firm with rage that we ourselves crumbled apart like dust. Is it any wonder that when we looked out to the world we saw the same. When we shoot a spear into the darkness we have no real knowledge we will ever find it again. It is magical when we eventually do but after a good amount of time you have to wonder if it didn’t slip out of your hand and fall behind you. Such is the beauty of human curriousity that as long as we can question ourselves without succumbing to the pressure of our own scrutiny we can grow faster and bigger and stronger than we already suspected we could.