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“Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing entanglements are avoided," the authors of the study wrote. "If anything, pure happiness is linked to not helping others in need.” While being happy is about feeling good, meaning is derived from contributing to others or to society in a bigger way. As Roy Baumeister, one of the researchers, told me, "Partly what we do as human beings is to take care of others and contribute to others. This makes life meaningful but it does not necessarily make us happy.”

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness - The Atlantic (via inahill)


The Amity Affliction // Death’s Hand

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Jules de Balincourt (Fr. 1972- ), Hidden Men and Lost Monkeys, 2013, Oil and oil stick on panel, 243,8 x 152,4cm

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Here is a template I made containing a brief and concise argument against going to war again in Iraq as well as in Syria. Specifically, it is a plea to your legislator against an escalation of the current war to the point of involvement by American or NATO troops.

Please spread the word and email this to your legislators, who can be found here:




Feel free to make any changes you’d like. The main point is that we get our legislators to know that we will vote them out of office in November if they fail to act against another deadly, costly and avoidable war.

Dear Congressperson,

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to vehemently oppose any possibility of American troops being sent into Iraq or Syria in response to the threat of ISIS. I, along with the majority of Americans, believe that another costly war in the Middle East will severely dismantle any domestic economic progress that has been made since 2003 except for the pockets of a very small group of people. I promise to vote against you as well as encourage others to do the same if no action is taken against an escalation of American or NATO military involvement in Iraq and Syria. An escalation of this unnecessary war will disrupt American society and international relations as well as kill an unknown amount of Americans and civilians, a mistake we cannot make again. War only and always perpetuates more war and nothing else. ISIS does not pose a true threat to the citizens of the United States, but only the profiteers of big oil and wartime industry. I kindly ask that you respond to my inquiry as promptly as possible.


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So read my book with the boring ending,
A short story of a lonely guy.

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