Lover of beautiful things.
Aristotle once said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." I'm working on forming a habit.
listing my grievances here instead of multiple texts to my friends..
a. sarah cant just count platelet count without a bunch of other steps before hand
b. i googled this but mggregors syndrome is fictitious and only exists in the batman universe
c. tockman is creeepy but i remember him from heroes
d. oliver yelling at laurel was solid.
e. aww sin and sarah
THE BO FIGHTING in the beginning of the episode was BEAUTIFUL. god it was so on point. i think im the only person who fangirls over well choreographed hand to hand combat.
lol we just had a convo about how hard it would be to find me a man, but aside from that, i normally am a seeker. my problem is no one around me is there for me to seek out that is not already taken or our age. i’m friends with all these ridiculously attractive amazing people and yet not attracted to a single one.
I think the most painful realisation comes when you find that you cannot speak your mother tongue as well as you do the language of the land where you grew up. My English is evidence of this. When something as simple as a colour, or the name of an animal in your mother tongue leaves you dumb. Yesterday I could not find the world for ‘turtle’ in Somali, only after my mother reminded me, did I recall knowing it.
We betray our mother tongues, for the languages of nations who will never fully accept us. We let the strangeness infest our mouths until we forget how to accommodate our original tongues.
mother tongue, Farah Gabdon (via thegabdonwrites)
When things are nearby, they’re concrete and you can see the details of the things. On the other hand, when things are far away, they’re much more abstract. So thinking about things that are near and far puts us in different mental states. When you think about things nearby, you see the details, and so when a creative idea comes along, the first thing you ask is, can it work?
[But] most creative ideas are risky and the risks are obvious when you look at the details, so when you think about it with this detail-oriented mindset, you’re more likely to shoot the idea down. On the other hand, when you’re thinking about things that are far away, you’re in a more abstract frame of mind and so the first question you ask is not will this work; you’re more open to seeing the creative possibilities.
NPR’s Shankar Vedantam highlights some curious research on why we miss creative ideas that are right under our noses, quite literally speaking. This is why the incubation stage of the creative process, where you step away from the problem at hand, is so important in producing the subsequent illumination stage. (via explore-blog)