HAVE THE GOODWILL TO

MISTRUST TRUTH

CHERISH LIES

BE CERTAIN OF DOUBT

HAVE FAITH IN HYPOCRISY

 

socio-huxley-campus-trash:

Stop acting like adopted children aren’t “your own”. Stop thinking there’s something inherently “better” about giving birth. Your genes aren’t unicorn semen and rainbow DNA. Give adoption a chance. If the only thing that will make you really happy is giving birth rather than adopting, I don’t think you love children. I think you love yourself (a little too much for comfort).

Well, yeah. We are selfishly driven to want to propagate our genes. That’s why humanity has made it this far.

In other news,

(Source: soycrates)

Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes. Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science. There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.

Carl Sagan (via magiktrip)

(Source: skaterboytae)

Kids Who Use Facebook Do Worse in School

philosophyclub:

Shut down your facebook and grab a real book. NOW.
NOT TWILIGHT, OF COURSE.

infoneer-pulse:

Research has found that students in middle school, high school and college who checked Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study period got lower grades. Other studies have discovered that teens who use Facebook tend to have more narcissistic tendencies, while young adults who are active on the site display other psychological disorders. And daily use of media and technology — what teen doesn’t use tech each day? — makes kids more prone to anxiety and depression.

» via Time

I know I should shut mine down… but there’s little point when I will still have Tumblr.

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man,
but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.

Alexandre Dumas