Every once in a while we suddenly lose someone whose cultural reach is so vast, whose inspirational touch is so expansive, that the collective light we all take for granted to show us the way dims. And it will never shine the same.
You were pure joy, Mr. Williams.
The foundation of adult trust is not ‘You will never hurt me.’ It is ‘I trust myself with whatever you do.’
— David Richo
The older I get, the more I struggle to add substance to the friendships I’ve procured over the years. I’m not sure why, but finding people willing to commit, make plans or simply show genuine interest in what I’m proposing at any given moment has been very challenging lately. It’s like I gradually became uncool and my usual suspects discretely decided I was distant acquaintance material.
Keeping a calendar outside of work is becoming redundant.
So basically our amazing Supreme Court just said that a fucking corporation can legally impose religious beliefs on its employees. Corporations also have free speech, can contribute as much money as they wants to political causes, don’t have to take responsibility to things like poisoning water supplies or knowingly manufacture goods that kill people…
Because this country is the best, of course.
United Corporations of America.
Ultimately, Facebook is a narcissistic playground where the best, the funniest, the most charming aspects of our lives are publicized and the shitty stuff, the boring stuff, the beige that is most of our daily grind almost never gets posted. All those walls are edited at some level and that makes them, at best, a deformed mirror image of real life or, at worst, nothing more than a fictional movie of how we want people to see us.
— Roberto Sorokanich, This is why you shouldn’t take people’s Facebook lives seriously.