Can't read your mind, I give up this time

Vassup   Hi, I'm Avi.

be nice to people

the amount of ignorance which people let dominate their lives is the most efin frustrating thing to see like get with the program even it makes you uneasy, be aware of at least something important

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Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning.

Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close. Well, as soon as you walk into this room, it’s no longer true. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.”

A bit harsh? Perhaps, but philosophy teachers owe it to our students to teach them how to construct and defend an argument – and to recognize when a belief has become indefensible.

The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for “I can say or think whatever I like” – and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful. And this attitude feeds, I suggest, into the false equivalence between experts and non-experts that is an increasingly pernicious feature of our public discourse.

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#this puts so many of my most complex thoughts to words 


Phosphorescent - It’s hard to be humble

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"If a kid is introverted he doesn’t need to be broken like a dog. He doesn’t need to change his personality. He doesn’t even need to “come out of his shell.” He’s not hiding in a shell. He just doesn’t feel the need to chatter incessantly with everyone in the room. If that makes you uncomfortable — that’s your problem. There’s nothing objectively preferable or superior about extraversion."
Matt Walsh (via thatkindofwoman)

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The dream has started... - HAVANA CLUB GAP YEAR →

I had just landed in Havana and I already began capturing the beautiful view of this city through my lens.

These are some of the first shots I have taken for my first week in Havana. Everything there is so beautiful and worth contemplating and capturing, I hope you will like these clichés…


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Zayn leaving Chiltern Firehouse in London. 7/31

Zayn leaving Chiltern Firehouse in London. 7/31

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SYTYCD11: Bridget Whitman & Emilio Dosal, “The Leaving Song”

Contemporary choreographed by Travis Wall  [ x ]

Love them

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Especially striking when Ricky wears guyliner.


Especially striking when Ricky wears guyliner.

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Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants


Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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