First winter in Sweden ❤️ snow is just pure magic!

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"The people who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt the people who are doing it"

-- Chinese Proverb

Oh, just realized the reason why I end up not posting so much on social media: I mostly feel compelled to share when I'm down and I don't wanna spread it around... but has CWs, perfect to hide the downers and still get them out of my system!

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@strypey @thegibson “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”
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Very unproductive time. First winter in Sweden: the short amount of daylight is messing me up. Once it’s dark, no matter how early in the day, my body just says - Nop! Ready for bed now.

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'To be sure, not all humans created this problem. Ironically, it is the ones who have all but been obliterated across the globe – the indigenous – who hold the keys to our salvation.'

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The main contradiction of liberal democracy is that it has largely been shaped through a history of various forms of illegal civil disobedience against entrenched power structures. Such civil disobedience is retrospectively seen as justified, and the people committing it are retrospectively seen as heroes. However, each successive generation is asked to believe that any further civil disobedience would be unreasonable.

: Why must we be so device dependent these days?

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Some more book-related #alternatives: - Community for swapping books powered by libre software & WikiData, follow them on here at @inventaire - eBook storage site with social features, follow them on here at @kevinbeynon - Huge non-profit online library with downloads for PD books and lending for non-PD titles. - Open source eBook organiser/editor and format converter

#Books #eBooks #Literature

I almost feel like all these screen devices we're exposed to today desensitize me to color in the real world, almost making nature look dull! That's a horrible thought. Definitely sticking with my greyscale display settings!

Having my smart phone's display show in inverted colors + grey scale has been oddly soothing. Love how it allows me to focus on reading content. I turn it off momentarily when I want to "see" an photo, and wow the real colors of just assault my senses!

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Method that can improve communication:


'#NonviolentCommunication is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior that harms others when they don't recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs'


'NVC (I prefer to call it #colloborativecommunication) is not about speaking in a certain way but about speaking from at certain point of view.'

here an introduction:


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Habits of thinking and speaking that lead to the use of violence (psychological and physical) are learned through culture.

#nvc does different:
It focuses on three aspects

- self-empathy
- #empathy
- #honest self-expression

it's based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to #violence or behavior that harms others when they don't recognize more effective strategies for meeting #needs.

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