The name's Renan, straight, 21, currently residing in London but my heart belongs in Portugal. I'm a dreamer.
10 months ago
Bertrand Russell’s 10 commandments.
“The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows:
- Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
- Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
- Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
- When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavour to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
- Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
- Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
- Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
- Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent that in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
- Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
- Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.”
1 year ago
The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man
1 year ago
4 Rules on How to Make the Most of Life
- Forget yourself in some interest outside of yourself.
He who is turned inward, thinking of himself, admiring himself, complaining that he is ill-treated; he who thinks he ought to have more of the rewards of life—he is the one who does not begin to live.
- Do not drift, but steer.
The man who has no aim higher than himself drifts; he has nothing by which to steer, nothing toward which to direct his life. To forget yourself is the secret of life; to forget yourself in some worthy purpose outside of yourself.
- Do with your might what your hand finds to do.
Whatever his hand found to do, he did it with his might. He did not wait till to-morrow to do something, but did what his hand found to-day. He did not worry about possible future evils, nor torment himself about an irrevocable past. He put his whole soul into the present moment, the work just at hand.
- Trust in God and your own soul.
Pursuing his own way quietly, trusting in the intuitions of his soul, saying his own words, not those of any one else, accepting the present moment with its immediate inspiration, and believing in an overhanging heaven and an infinite spiritual presence, [he] did with his might what his hand found to do, and saw the great world come round to him.
1 year ago
THEME: ITALICIZED by WIRETAP
"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours. It is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins."
— Bob Moawad (via sorakeem)
(Source: kari-shma, via sorakeem)