Rampant Insomnia

I'm a pessimistic American who is stupid enough to try and change the world.


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A subreddit for the American southwest. 

A lot of people want to avoid politics because it’s too complicated, they don’t want to start an argument, or they don’t want to judged for their ideas.  What those don’t realize is that doing nothing is also a political stance - it indirectly supports the status quo. 
Avoiding criticism may feel comfortable in the short-term, but do you really want to live without any passion? 

"You have enemies?  Good!  That means you stand for something." - Winston Churchill

Vote for a candidate, not a party. Don’t label people and have a discussion.

Political polarization has become such a problem in the United States that it seems like people are not even willing to attempt to try and reach a compromise.  What’s worse is that many people can’t even describe the specifics of what they want to do to improve their country, so they may not even even hold a tangible understanding of the problems that we face as a nation and a species.  Many Americans simply repeat generic talking points that are spoon-fed to them by mindless political think tanks whose only goal is to out-propagandize the other side.  I think that the key to overcoming political partisanship is to disregard divisive language that references political parties, to stop labeling people and judging them before a discussion is had, and to make an effort to reach out other people of a different culture or another way of thinking than yourself.

Empathy should be the basis for politics.

“In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable.”

—   

Guillermo Del Toro (via iwearthecheeseyo)

Who are the real monsters in life? 

A good artist will make your question yourself, but a great artist will make you question the world.  
spliffsworld420:

letmefeelyoushine:

sagansense:

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” •Carl Sagan

This is one of those images that just makes you go, “woah.”

I’m just gonna stare at this forever.

If humanity continues to treat Earth with disrespect, then it is only a matter of time before Earth destroys humanity.  

spliffsworld420:

letmefeelyoushine:

sagansense:

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.” •Carl Sagan

This is one of those images that just makes you go, “woah.”

I’m just gonna stare at this forever.

If humanity continues to treat Earth with disrespect, then it is only a matter of time before Earth destroys humanity.  

(via phantasiai)

“Your brain is wired for survival, not happiness. That is why it keeps bringing up negative emotions, past mistakes and worries about the future. Because of this wiring, you can get stuck in repetitive cycles of self-criticism, worry and fear that interfere with your ability to enjoy the present moment.”

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Why anxiety is so hard to manage (and how to fix it)

This is interesting.

(Source: salon)

Why aren't you political?

Everybody should vote because there is power in numbers.  

taco-marco:

king-of-the-casuals:

I’m just gonna let the world figure this out

What does this mean???? Help????

Coke and milk. 

cherrywallis 
The legend continues…

taco-marco:

king-of-the-casuals:

I’m just gonna let the world figure this out

What does this mean???? Help????

Coke and milk. 

cherrywallis 

The legend continues…

(via pika-bubblez)

Preach it, Stewart!