99percentinvisible:

If we had Dutch-style intersections, we’d ride our bikes everywhere, too

Urban planner Nick Falbo wants U.S. engineers to borrow a trick from the Dutch: Keep the bike lanes on the curb side of parked cars, and then add an island in front of the parking lane in the intersection so that turning cars are forced to give cyclists a little more space.

Just watch what he means. 

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Ugh america

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"Karl Marx got it wrong. It is not religion but materialism that is the opiate of the people. In essence, you destroy people’s religious life; you destroy their culture; you destroy their community; you deprive them of a goal structure; of a faith – which is essential; of an identity; of meaning in their lives; – you deprive people of everything that they really need, and then you compensate them by giving them toys to play with: motors cars, television sets, radios, refrigerators – these are toys; you bribe them with these toys to accept what would otherwise be an insupportable lot."

Edward Goldsmith from New Lamps For Old - conversations with Satish Kumar (via dharma-bum25)

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illuminatizeitgeist:

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
— Albert Einstein 

illuminatizeitgeist:

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein 

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herbalistadventuretime:

well I won’t disagree 

herbalistadventuretime:

well I won’t disagree 

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"

I want to build my own house, high in the mountains, so high that i’m frequently in and above the clouds.
I want to artistically plant different types of trees in my canvas of garden, flowers, fruit and veggies too.
I want to wake up early every morning to the music of birds, salute the morning sun and swallow the fresh mountain air.
I want to walk the forest, talk to plants, monkeys, birds, insects and trees.
I want to bathe in rivers, clouds and dirt.
I want to draw, sing, dance, read and explore all day - every day.
I want to escape from the constraints of time and clothes.
I want my love to be there with me, lost in nature, love and existence.
I want to grow old with the familiar trees.
I want my body to wither like the autumn leaves and seep into dirt.
I want my existence to leave nothing but the vibrations of love and curiosity that will bounce off nature for as long as trees stand.
I must escape this concrete jungle.
I want to be free.
I want to be free.
I want to be free.
I want to be free.
I need to be free.

But how can I escape when there’s so much to change..
Do I delve in nature’s beauty while it’s still there, or gamble my love and passion with man’s greed?

"

Delve in. You are as free as you choose to be. (via alteringminds)

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jtotheizzoe:

scinerds:

That’s definitely one heart warming way of looking at our anatomical system:
Hugs Keep Us Alive - Print by Lim Heng Swee

This is how I feel about basically all of science. Infinity hugs.

jtotheizzoe:

scinerds:

That’s definitely one heart warming way of looking at our anatomical system:

Hugs Keep Us Alive - Print by Lim Heng Swee

This is how I feel about basically all of science. Infinity hugs.

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mrmoderngentleman:

Photographer’s girlfriend leads him around the world.

My heart…

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smokingtheganja:

babyk1tty.tumblr.com

smokingtheganja:

babyk1tty.tumblr.com

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