Tag: Think on This

Judging America

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Unfortunately, we still live in a world where people are stereotyped based on their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and so on. I just came across an incredibly powerful set of photographs. To raise awareness about these stereotypes, photographer Joel ParΓ©s created a series entitled “Judging America.” This series sheds a light on the negative stereotypes and assumptions made about different people and encourages everyone to not judge a book…

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What Else?

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Last year, my favorite dancer, Linda Celeste Sims, was interviewed by Ailey ballet instructor Theresa Ruth Howard. Linda has reached a level of mastery in technique, yet people are still wowed when watching her. When asked how she maintains her consistency, Linda dropped some wisdom: “Each year, I tell myself, ‘What are you gonna give this year? The consistency of dancing? Yes, but what else are you giving me?’ What…

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Double Standards: Sex

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I think it’s about time I slowly stepped into some controversial, or at least debatable, topics. I figured I should start with something light. Here it goes. I wanted to attack some of the double standards that have had such a strong bearing on our society. Old ones and new ones. Rich ones and poor ones. Black ones and white ones and Latin ones and Asian ones and so on.…

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Brandon Stanton: The Good Story

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Brandon Stanton has a photography blog called Humans of New York. HONY has become one of my favorite blogs. If you haven’t heard of it, you need to check it out. Now. …GO! facebook.com/humansofnewyork Late last year, Brandon gave a TEDx talk at Columbia College. The talk is about how our worldview is negatively affected by good stories. Enjoy!     I agree with Brandon. Do you? Let me know!…

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Running Water

Writings

Note: In retrospect, this can easily be seen as a continuation of “Accessories.” Today, my Spanish professor started off class by asking us to state one thing we’re thankful for. Students said “my family” and “life” and “grace” and “the weather.” When it was time for me to say something, I simply said “running water.” While washing my face this morning, I stopped and said, “Thank you, God, for this.…

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Childlike

Writings

As I begin to grow up, I realize that most adults are too serious, too rigid, or too boxed. When I say boxed, I mean stuck… willingly. I don’t know. Too caught up in what is to explore what could be. Too wrapped up in the past to enjoy the present. Too busy with the future to deal with what is now. While growing up, we – ever so slightly-…

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"Expectation is the bridge to disappointment."

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My dean said that quote above in the beginning of the first semester, and I believe you can find this quote amongst the quotes in A Supplement to My Favorite Quotes. Man, I just don’t know about this quote. It’s right, but it’s kind of wrong, too. I really like this quote, though. I say this all the time now as an excuse or a reason to not have expectations…

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“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

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Sorry again, readers! I know it’s been awhile, but I’m here with another post. Let’s get started. You can find the above quote from John F. Kennedy in My Favorite Quotes (thus far) post that I wrote in February. My quote list has grown a little more since then, but that’s not what we’re here for. We’re here to talk about this brilliant quote. “Forgive your enemies, but never forget…

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