I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.
my jaw is so fucked.
- Interviewer: To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
- Amy Winehouse: Myself for being a self-obsessed dickhead. I am both cripplingly stupid and hideous to look at.
We have grown up on this planet, trapped, in a certain sense, on it, not knowing of the existence of anything else beyond our immediate surroundings, having to figure the world out for ourselves. What a courageous and difficult enterprise, building, generation after generation, on what has been learned in the past; questioning the conventional wisdom; being willing, sometimes at great personal risk, to challenge the prevailing wisdom and gradually, slowly emerging from this torment, a well-based, in many senses predictive, quantitative understanding of the nature of the world around us. Not, by any means, understanding every aspect of that world but gradually, through successive approximations, understanding more and more. We face a difficult and uncertain future, and it seems to me it requires all of those talents that have been honed by our evolution and our history, if we are to survive.
We can’t selectively numb emotion. Numb the dark and you numb the light.
- Person: How are you feeling today?
- Virginia Woolf: Again, my mind vibrates uncomfortably as it always does. Actually, I am overwhelmed with things I ought to have written about and never found the proper words. I do not let myself think. This is a fact. I cannot face much of the meaning. Shut my mind to anything but work and bowls. And I wonder as I let the month run through my fingers: Can I get out of it? Out of it all? Truth is, I feel all shadows of the universe multiplied deep inside my skin. (Isn't it all dust and ashes?) I am impressed by the transitoriness of human life to such an extent that I am often saying a farewell…and my heart currently resembles the ashes of my cigarettes; In fact, I'm in the mood to dissolve into the sky brb
The INTJ is the oracle. With introverted intuition (Ni) as their primary function, otherwise known as subjective intuition, and extroverted thinking (Te) as their secondary function, otherwise known as objective logic, INTJs are masters at predicting the future of systems and world events. Of…
This honestly made me tear up just a bit. Sometimes I test ISTJ and it makes me wonder…and then I read something like this that perfectly nails down my functions and mental state with all its strengths and flaws. It is very difficult to feel like you can make a difference in the world when you know exactly how immense it is and how tiny you really are.