Quote Post: June Nelson

"During my lifetime the world's seabirds have declined by 70%. So this is a desperate situation. Habitat destruction, destructive fishing methods, and now of course climate change."

― June Nelson

Source: 'Life On The Rocks', https://vimeo.com/376345749

Source: ‘Life On The Rocks’ by George Pretty, https://vimeo.com/376345749

Quote Post: @lazenby

'[T]he thicket of mind and flesh, the one on fire with the awareness of death, of your grave-bound life. [A]nd above all, the awareness of the crumbling, meaningless insubstantiality of life lived only by your own lights. [T]hat burden is what … relationship[s] [can help relieve]'

― @lazenby on Tumblr

Source: https://www.tumblr.com/lazenby/693408280158093312/how-do-i-stop-being-so-horny-for-him-when-weve

Quote Post: Irvin D. Yalom

'A sense of fulfillment, a feeling that life has been well lived, mitigates against the terror of death.'

― Irvin D. Yalom

Quote Post: Ernest Becker

'What does it mean to be a self-conscious animal? The idea is ludicrous, if it is not monstrous. It means to know that one is food for worms.'

― Ernest Becker

Quote Post: Irvin D. Yalom

'If there are no rules, no grand designs, nothing we must do, then we are free to do as we choose … But we are unprepared; it is too much to bear, anxiety clamours for release, and, at both individual and social levels, we engage in a frenetic search to shield ourselves from freedom.'

― Irvin D. Yalom

Quote Post: Ernest Becker

'The irony of man's condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it and so we must shrink from being fully alive.'

― Ernest Becker

Quote Post: Isaac Asimov

'There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. This strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge".'

― Isaac Asimov

Quote Post: Irvin D. Yalom

'Death acts as a catalyst that can move one from one state of being to a higher one: from a state of wondering about how things are to a state of wonderment that they are. An awareness of death shifts one away from trivial preoccupations and provides life with depth and poignancy and entirely different perspective.'

― Irvin D. Yalom

Quote Post: George Orwell

'The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.'

― 1984 by George Orwell

Quote Post: Andrew Guess, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua Tucker

'On average, users over 65 [in the U.S. on Facebook] shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains as the youngest age group.'

(During the U.S. 2016 Presidential campaign)
 
Source: Guess, Nagler, and Tucker, ‘Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook’, ScienceAdvances, Volume 5, January 2019, https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.aau4586

Quote Post: Chrissy Stroop

'You are not a traitor to your family for:

- abandoning their religion
- not conforming re: gender and sexuality
- making your own political, lifestyle, and ethical choices

If your parents coerced you in the above matters, *they* betrayed *you*.'

― Chrissy Stroop

Quote Post: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK) https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/personalandhouseholdfinances/incomeandwealth/datasets/totalwealthwealthingreatbritain

Quote Post: @srnairn

'Business wants older workers to retire because of cognitive and physical decline but are all for them running the systems that supposedly check and balance'

― twitter.com/srnairn

Source: https://twitter.com/srnairn/status/1454962358082752513

Quote Post: Richard Murphy

'When someone’s defence for their actions is "everything I did was legal" you know that they’re defending what they know to be their immorality.'

― Richard Murphy

Quote Post: George Bernard Shaw

'Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.'

― George Bernard Shaw

Quote Post: Michael Sandel

'In an unequal society, those who land on top want to believe their success is morally justified.'

― Michael Sandel

Quote Post: Noam Chomsky

'The standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don't work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.'

― Noam Chomsky

Quote Post: George Orwell

'Football, beer, and above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.'

— 1984 by George Orwell

Quote Post: Vladimir Nabokov

'The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.'

― Vladimir Nabokov

Quote Post: Thomas Hardy

If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.

― Thomas Hardy