Soon you’ll be ashes or bones. A mere name at most—and even that is just a sound, an echo. The things we want in life are empty, stale, trivial. - Marcus Aurelius
lmao i actually put this in my presentation..
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Well, speaking from the psychological standpoint of the kind of individual I believe you’re referring to, I would suggest that the unique mental disposition develops first and thus a unique appearance follows. My initial motivation to disregard my “normal” appearance, was my absolute repulsion for the banality that I associated it with, as I’m sure is the case with most individuals who renounce their prescribed appearances.
I needed to do whatever I could to remove myself from a lifestyle of rigid uniformity, any rebellion I could muster in any way possible to send the message that I haven’t given up. Having devoted much time to the consistent existential engagement you refer to, it had become a necessity that I convey to others that I was not a mindless drone, that I wasn’t one of the living dead. A unique appearance eludes to depth and intention, demanding from others some degree of attention and speculation…good or bad, but it will be a catalyst for change either way, as subtle or trivial as it may at first seem.
When you get to Des Moines’ Airport you have to take an escalator down from your terminal to the baggage claim area. I’ve visited this place about eight to ten times before, and I could say that riding down this escalator has pretty much turned into a game—a game where I have to find out how long…
Charlie is set on top the world, feeling the gentle breeze caress his feeble body. Standing back against the metal railing, he feels the cold wind subtly move his hair and tattered clothes to various directions. He keeps still, viciously gripping the metal edge with all his might.
Now he closes…
I’d love to hear your loving voice once more, so tonight I pray to god you dial my number, but I don’t hear the phone ring any sooner—just like yesterday, and the day before—and this only means I’ll be having another lonesome night of waiting, begging, crying, and pleading for our love’s…
After 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar cause an adverse effect on the organism. The phosphoric acid, however, keeps the drinker from vomiting.
After 20 minutes: A sudden rise in insulin levels happens in the bloodstream. The liver converts the ingested sugar into fat.
After 40 minutes:…