These two guys entered the metro from different stations and don’t even know each other. (via)
It really is true that technology is ruining good things in our lives. Whenever you’re doing something fun, everyone has to pause to take an instagram picture or tweet about it. It’s become less about having fun and more about creating the illusion you’re having fun. If you did something, and it’s not documented on facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr, snapchat, and vine, did it really happen? It doesn’t even matter if you had fun in that moment, it only matters that everyone in the social networking realm thinks you did.
I was sitting in the quad last week, just people watching, noticing this. It’s a normal thing to walk into a group of people where every single person is looking at their phone. It’s not seen a negative thing that we’re around 10 other people but we’re not paying attention to any of them. Instead, we’re looking at a tiny screen, and it’s so normal that no one notices it anymore. There were 4 girls flying kites and after 3 or 4 minutes of flying them, someone came along to take their picture, and once the picture was taken, they stopped. As long as the world knew they were outside doing something fun, that was all they needed. They didn’t need to actually be doing something cool, they just needed other people to think that they were. And the weird part is that people don’t even notice they do this. It’s become such a normal part of our lives, that we’ve become all about showing off our lives and not about living them. I’m guilty of it too. I wish we weren’t so accustomed to this. Relationships are another example. If you post cute pictures together and nice conversations on each other’s Facebook walls, as long people see that you’re in love, that’s all you need. It’s all about showing off. I want to stop living in a world where we need to document everything. We have nothing to prove to anyone. A life worth living is one where you’re so caught up in all the exciting things you’re doing, that you don’t even have time to pause for a picture. Sure, I want pictures with my friends as memories, but in the times that good things are truly happening, those are the things I’ll remember without a picture. I’m tired of doing things with my friends and hearing “this needs to be on instagram.” The thing is, the world doesn’t need to know. If I’m living a beautiful life, I won’t need to tell the world about it to be happy. It’s become a competition, and if people aren’t happy, maybe at least they can make the world think they are. I think people would be a lot happier if we weren’t so caught up in a stream of social networks on a tiny screen. If maybe we just lived our lives without worrying what the world sees of us, everyone would be actually doing things. Not just creating the illusion that they are.
The mobster cookie families. Bwa ha haaa
don’t come near me i’m a vicious animal and will tear your hair out but i also want a hug be my friend
You must be truly desperate to come to me for help.
A few days ago at school I was using the restroom when a few guys came into the restroom arguing loudly in Spanish. I stayed quiet and was going to come out of the stall when they left, but they all stopped yelling at once and knocked on my stall door, speaking Spanish. I said ‘sí’ and they all cheered, I dunno but I think I joined a gang
1. Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”)
Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef. It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligences, which can be mobilized in the discrimination among cars, sneakers, kinds of makeup, and the like.
2. Musical Intelligence (“Musical Smart”)
Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners. Interestingly, there is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking processes. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are usually singing or drumming to themselves. They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss.
3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart)
Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations. It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns. Logical intelligence is usually well developed in mathematicians, scientists, and detectives. Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested in patterns, categories, and relationships. They are drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games and experiments.