On Identity

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. – B. R. Ambedkar

Within Ourselves

One of the advantages of being born in an affluent society is that if one has any intelligence at all, one will realize that having more and more won’t solve the problem, and happiness does not lie in possessions, or even relationships: The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside. -Tenzin Palmo

Achievement Unlocked

I just scrolled through some social updates and realized I had no idea what the Lebron James news was, or who the latest music star that pissed people off was, or what the hell was going on with potato salad, or  which political party said the stupid thing today.