|—||Aldous Huxley, Island (via purplebuddhaproject)|
|—||M. Scott Peck (via purplebuddhaproject)|
|—||Thich Nhat Hanh (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)|
A mathematical wonder: 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 gives the result 12,345,678,987,654,321.
|—||Aristotle (via kushandwizdom)|
'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year
The ‘Catatumbo Lightning’ has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years, thanks to a recurring thunderstorm that can spark up to 40,000 lightning strikes in one night.
Some people have higher-order skills and are better even at 50 percent capacity than some people are at 100 percent. The “drunk driving” analogy is generally applicable. Take an excellent driver – someone with a great deal of natural skill and perhaps some high-level training – and have him drink three or four beers. Even “impaired” – as defined by the law - he’s still a better driver than most people are completely sober.
This is an unassailable fact that is routinely assailed. Or rather, dismissed out of hand.
If one is nabbed in a “sobriety checkpoint” – which does not test one’s ability to drive or ride but only tests whether one has “x” arbitrary percentage of alcohol in one’s bloodstream (according to a notoriously inaccurate test) – one gets caged and charged with a heavy offense. In court, it’s no defense to demand proof that one’s driving/riding was wobbly. Indeed, even if the arresting cop agrees that one’s driving/riding was absolutely faultless, it is considered (by the law) an irrelevance.
Which is outrageous.
Aren’t we constantly hectored that the object of these exercises is “safety”? Well, if the person’s driving or riding can’t be faulted, isn’t that prima facie evidence of safe driving/riding?
Objectively – on the face of it – arbitrary classifications of people based on some generic “group” metric are indefensible. They presume Smith is incompetent because Jones is – even though Smith has done nothing to warrant being regarded as incompetent.
After hiking for twelve hours out of a nineteen hour trek, it was time to watch the sunrise at Dinosaur Ridge. When we first looked out, the mountains were completely covered by clouds, but within an hour the clouds dropped and this was what we saw. It felt like heaven, and you could hear everyone present for this moment screaming and shouting for joy! I’d never seen something so incredible, I had to meditate and have gratitude to have experienced this. Some locals said that they’d never seen the mountains like this, even in their 40+ years of hiking there. (© Ka Ram Shim/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
ya nası ya ciddi mi bu hoffffffffff
İnsanlar neler yapıyor, nerelere gidiyor.
This is stunning