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David Byrne & St. Vincent
I Am An Ape

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With language we can ask, as can no other living beings, those questions about who we are and why we are here. And this highly developed intellect means, surely, that we have a responsibility toward the other life-forms of our planet whose continued existence is threatened by the thoughtless behavior of our own human species — quite regardless of whether or not we believe in God. Indeed, those who acknowledge no God, but are convinced that we are in this world as an evolutionary accident, may be more active in environmental responsibility — for if there is no God, then, obviously, it is entirely up to us to put things right. On the other hand, I have encountered a number of people with a strong faith in God who shrug off their own human responsibilities, believing that everything is safely “in God’s hands.” I was brought up to believe that “God helps those who help themselves.” We should all take responsibility, all play our part in helping to clean up and heal the planet that, in so many ways, we have desecrated.

Jane Goodall in Reason for Hope

Song: “I Am An Ape” by David Byrne (b. May 14, 1952) ft. St. Vincent

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Daily Scrapbook turned 3 today!
It’s been three years since I started this?  Three years ago I was still working at a law firm in Sydney.  I was helping corporations to finance their infrastructure projects and liaising with bankers and other lawyers from all around the world to negotiate and draft documents.  
Now I am sitting at home in Melbourne about to meet a teacher friend for a coffee and chat about studying in the USA.  Life is weird and cool like that.

Daily Scrapbook turned 3 today!

It’s been three years since I started this?  Three years ago I was still working at a law firm in Sydney.  I was helping corporations to finance their infrastructure projects and liaising with bankers and other lawyers from all around the world to negotiate and draft documents.  

Now I am sitting at home in Melbourne about to meet a teacher friend for a coffee and chat about studying in the USA.  Life is weird and cool like that.

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Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Ernest Hemingway (via theonlymagicleftisart)

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' A thought can advance your life in the right direction only when it answers questions which were asked by your soul. A thought which was first borrowed from someone else and then accepted by your mind and memory does not really much influence your life, and sometimes leads you in the wrong direction. Read less, study less, but think more.

Learn, both from your teachers and from the books which you read, only those things which you really need and which you really want to know’ .

Tolstoy


‘Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know. Among the most necessary knowledge is the knowledge of how to live well, that is, how to produce the least possible evil and the greatest goodness in one’s life. At present, people study useless sciences, but forget to study this, the most important knowledge’ . (Jean Jaques Rousseau)

From my friend Dev