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  2. Wake up in the morning
    Check your revelation
    Making sure you know it
    As well as you can
    Then sell it to yourself man
    'Cause it won't make a difference

    If everyone believes it
    But you don’t believe it
    Just level with yourself
    Level with yourself
    Level with yourself

    And be at peace with thee
    We’re making a list of all
    The negative side effects
    That come with the shit you let
    Yourself get away with, oh your God

    We’re building a wall between
    The kids and the gasoline
    Of editorial and advertising
    Riches I heed not
    Nor man’s empty praise
    Means fuck the gatekeeper
    'Cause I'm fine outside the gate

    I wanna level with myself
    I wanna level with my friends
    I wanna level with my kin
    And be at peace with them
    I’m making a list of all

    The negative side effects
    That come with the shit I let
    Myself get away with, oh my God

    I’m building a wall between
    The kids and the gasoline
    Of editorial and advertising

    _ ‘Level With Yourself’ - David Bazan

     
  3. Via Cynthia McKinney:

    'An anthropologist thought he would test these African children. He placed a bowl of fruit underneath a tree and told them that the first one to reach the tree could have the fruit. When he told the children to run, they all took each others' hands and ran together. They all enjoyed the fruit together. This is the African concept of Ubuntu. In my opinion, it is also why Africa is preyed upon by the vultures untamed and let loose by other cultures.

    When asked why they didn’t run the course alone, they answered, UBUNTU! How can we be happy when others are sad?’

     

  4. "The more we believe that God hurts only to heal, the less we can believe that there is any use in begging for tenderness."
    — C.S. Lewis
     
  5. This song just has some traction for me today…

     
     
  6. "What we need is here." -Wendell Berry

     

  7. "Ted: I keep waiting for it to happen and waiting for it to happen and I guess umm, I’m tired of waiting. And that is all I’m going to say on that subject.
    Stella: You know I once talked my way out of a speeding ticket?
    Ted: Really?
    Stella: I was heading upstate to my parents’ doing like 90 on this country road and I got pulled over. So this cop, he gets out of his car and swaggers on over and says, “young lady, I’ve been waiting for you all day.” So I looked up at him and said, “Sorry officer I got here as fast as I could.”
    Ted: For real?
    Stella: No. It was a joke.
    Stella: I know that you’re tired of waiting. And you may have to wait a little while more, but she’s on her way Ted. And she’s getting here as fast as she can."
    — How I Met Your Mother, ‘As Fast As She Can’
     
  8. Further from my widowed home take the road that sets it to the sun, 
    Waiting for my skin and bone to return and see what I’ve become, 
    Summer has not yet been here though my days are long, 
    Take me back to when the night was young and another song was sung. 

    What of all those pretty tales the ones that took me to this door, 
    Is it comfort in the salvers way is it comfort upon this wooden floor, 
    Tell you is it a failure to forget the ones held dear, 
    And I tried to remember but my mind is no longer clean. 

    Oooh Ooooh Oooh, You recognise me, 
    Oooh Ooooh Oooh, I follow from, far from the trees, 
    Oooh Ooooh Oooh, The woods came out, on to my knees, 
    Oooh Ooooh Oooh, I twisted round, 
    I made no sound… No sound. 

    I’ll wonder till my frittle bones has come and pulled me to the stone, 
    Further from the towns you’ve known I’ll remain from where I have begun, 
    Summer before I start I was kicking home stones as a child, 
    In the meadow when the storm came through and I followed straight back to you. 

    Oooh Ooooh Oooh, You recognise me, 
    Oooh Ooooh Oooh, I follow from, far from the trees, 
    Oooh Ooooh Oooh, The woods came out, on to my knees, 
    Oooh Ooooh Oooh, I twisted round, 
    I made no sound… No sound. 

    Would you ever doubt my love when my day is done, 
    I’ll lay down my body within this earth I’ve won, 
    Would you try to follow the roads I had to walk, 
    There’s a whisper in the willow for they all hear me talk.

    _ ‘I Will Remain’ - Matthew & The Atlas

     
     

  9. "We felt that to be abandoned by God was worse than to be punished by Him. Better an unjust God than an indifferent one. For us to be ignored by God was a harsher punishment than to be a victim of His anger. Man can live far from God - not outside God. God is wherever we are. Even in suffering? Even in suffering."
    — Elie Wiesel
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  10. 'Indifference can be tempting - more than that, seductive. It is so much easier to look away from victims. It is so much easier to avoid such rude interruptions to our work, our dreams, our hopes. It is, after all, awkward, troublesome, to be involved in another person's pain and despair. Yet, for the person who is indifferent, his or her neighbors are of no consequence. And, therefore, their lives are meaningless. Their hidden or even visible anguish is of no interest. Indifference reduces the other to an abstraction.'

    - Elie Wiesel

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