This is the CUTEST FRACKIN’ thing I have ever seen!
Our best college students are very good at being critical. In fact being smart, for many, means being critical. Having strong critical skills shows that you will not be easily fooled. It is a sign of sophistication, especially when coupled with an acknowledgment of one’s own “privilege.”… But this ability will not take you very far beyond the university. Taking things apart, or taking people down, can provide the satisfactions of cynicism. But this is thin gruel.
The skill at unmasking error, or simple intellectual one-upmanship, is not totally without value, but we should be wary of creating a class of self-satisfied debunkers
Read this and pass it along to every college student and every parent of a college student you know, then revisit Daniel Dennett on how to criticize with kindness and argue intelligently.
As I’ve written before, ours is a culture where it’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. But, in the end, Vonnegut put it best.(via explore-blog)
Give a copy of quran to someone. Each time one reads from it, you gain. Donate a wheelchair to a hospital. Each time sick person uses it, you gain. Participate in building a masjid. Place watercooler in a public place. Plant a tree. You gain whenever a person or animal sits in its shade or eats from it. And the easiest of all, share this message with people. Even 1 applies any of the above, you gain.
Maybe it’s when we submit to His will that the things we hoped and planned for may fall apart, but things we didn’t anticipate slowly begin to fall into place.
And we begin understand that only with submission, patience, and acceptance, that He will take care of all that needs to be taken care of.
Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
society: dare to be different!
society: whoa not THAT different you freak
12th of May
Yup, pretty much – genius from cartoonist Drew.
(via Go Into The Story)