Ashamed to admit I might have tipped my proverbial fedora to this sentiment in high school, but how does a man make it to middle age holding onto such adolescent feels? As if all major team sports aren’t interwoven layers of frenetic game and strategic meta-game, undergirded by staggeringly deep mathematics and complex human storytelling.
Also “Ugh why do people care about actors, they’re just people who play pretend all day”
On struggling with being darker skinned black,
"… And my mother again would say to me, "You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you." And these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.
And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty, was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”
- Lupita Nyong’o
Poverty isn’t a money problem for poor people; poverty (in the richest country in the world) is a problem with our distribution of resources. Poverty is the problem of inequality. Poverty is a problem because the rich hoard their resources. Poverty is a problem because corporations hoard cash while Americans remain unemployed. Poverty is a problem because of corporate welfare. Poverty is a problem because of unethical job creators. The problem isn’t because poor people are poor; the problem is because the rich never think they are rich enough.
Los Angeles Times: President Obama will propose a series of changes to the tax code in a budget plan Tuesday that would shift benefits from top earners to middle- and lower-income Americans, the White House said.
In his 2015 budget plan, Obama will propose expanding or making permanent tax…
Leo was wonderful playing the Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort, and appears to be a frontrunner for Best Actor tonight. But let’s not forget who the real wolves of Wall Street are.
Protect people, not profits.