"Can you take the success of others? That’s one of the hardest tests of Christian maturity, isn’t it? I don’t think there is a clearer mark of Christian maturity than to be able to genuinely rejoice — not just say pious words — but genuinely rejoice in the success of another."
"With all the good it’s brought, technology is destroying our communication skills— especially the ability to listen. The older generation can still listen, but many of the youngsters can’t even look you in the eye while you speak. If they aren’t looking at their mobiles, they’re looking over your shoulder or glancing around the room."
"Why is verbal communication more important than communication through a device?"
"Because there’s only so much you can learn from your Facebook friends."
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
— Vincent van Gogh
Because we grew up surrounded by big dramatic story arcs in books and movies, we think our lives are supposed to be filled with huge ups and downs. So people pretend there is drama where there is none.Kurt Vonnegut (via creatingaquietmind)
Biggest game changer in movie history
A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.William Styro (via instila)
“wanna hang out? when are you free?”
i’m never free, $50 per hang out