Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “The world is in need of creative extremists.”
When I read that earlier this year, it was the first time I have ever observed the word ‘extremists’ being used in a positive tone. So when did the word come to hold such negative connotations? It appears that once the mass majority of people stopped caring enough about issues to take direct action themselves, that laziness and apathy became the norm, and thus suddenly enthusiasm, concern, and action became considered extreme behavior.
As long as the greater majority of the human populace are sitting idly by as atrocities such as the mass slaughter of whales are carried out, then those who choose to do something about it will indeed be considered different, and what a sad thought that is. Rather than sitting on our couches watching it on the news and feeling depressed, we have made the decision to instead pack up our bags and our lives and head to the furthest reaches of the world to take direct measures in opposing that which has no place in a modern, compassionate world."
Nothing Extreme About Compassion and Action, Sara Keltie
They told you that dark brown eyes are empty
People can’t see stars in the polluted sky
So the night holds secrets in it’s inflicted disguise
I’ve seen constellations form when you look at the world
Portals to another universe when I peak into your soul
Dark brown eyes are not empty my dear
The black outer space are where galaxies are born
Cosmos (via brownpeopleproblems)
Friedrich Nietzsche (via caucasianboys)
Hello! Thank you! You could draw:
- the things you want to see more of in the world
- the things you like thinking about the most
- whatever you think will make your friends laugh the most
- maybe something you really hate thinking about, but drawing it gets it out of your head
- an idea or memory that you never want to forget
- whatever seems most difficult. It will be frustrating and you might even cry, but the worst that will happen is you’ll f*ck it up horrendously and get a funny/dopey drawing out of it.
<3 your pal Lisa
This is very good advice. And Lisa’s book does kick ass.