"There is evidence of bad shit having been survived before."
Ken Kesey in a letter to Allen Ginsberg (August 1993)
(Source: jobytricelove, via 801d)
"Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity."
So here is the Minim House. To be honest I’m quite jealous of the person that designed it, as its definitely something I’ve been trying to do for a while on and off. So what do you guys think? Would you live in it? Is it any good? This cost about $30 000. Its around 210ft². I don’t like everything about this house though, personally I would trade in the front door and windows for full floor to ceiling sliding doors(like skyframe). I’d trade in those bench things for a nice actual sofa, though the table seems interesting. Also I’d make sure I have a closet(so far I don’t see one) and would even trade the book case/shelves for a closet, as I can get by with the library and eBook reader/apps.
The bathroom is a wet bathroom(the entire bathroom is the “shower” though in this case the toilet and the outlets are kept dry with a shower curtain on that side). I would personally have put in a bigger mirror and maybe even gotten rid of the bathroom sink, as the kitchen sink would suffice for all of your sink related needs.
"If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something
ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote
http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)
I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.
Jesus said slap that hoe back.
Yay, sources! I heard this a while ago but didn’t have any evidence to go on. I’m so glad. That passage isn’t about being nice to your oppressors, turning the other cheek isn’t an act of passivity. It’s about turning the tables and taking back dignity. It’s about shaming those who would oppress. People don’t seem to get that Jesus wasn’t a ‘bear your yoke quietly’ kind of guy. He was an agitator and a radical, and these kind of readings inspire me so much to fight, not just people on the street but people in the church who would have us accept their toxic teachings and ask for more.
Yeah, shit like this? Just proves how much those in power deliberately warp shit to their benefit. They twist any sort of resistance to the status quo to be utterly useless and then sneak it into everything as subtle propaganda. Like how “violence is never the answer” and “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” are the twisted versions that deprive folks of justice. No revolution was truly 100% bloodless, tho history can be rewritten to erase that fact, or skew it to serve as fear-mongering bullshit.
"I think any life can be interesting."
60 sq. meter prefab cabin assembled on the island of Aspö in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden.
Contributed by Don Langford.
Read more on his blog.
"It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you."