07 April 2010
to be nobody-but-yourself --
in a world which is doing its best,
night and day,
to make you everybody else --
means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight;
and never stop fighting.
- e.e. cummings
"Modern schools and universities push students into habits of depersonalized learning, alienation, from nature and sexuality, obedience to hierarchy, fear of authority, self-objectification, and chilling competitiveness. These character traits are the essence of the twisted personality-type of of modern industrialism. They are precisely the character traits needed to maintain a social system that is utterly out of touch with nature, sexuality, and real human needs."
- Arthur Evans
"Within our deathly culture, the most revolutionary thing anyone can do is follow one's heart. I would add that once you've begun to do that-- to follow your own heart -- the most moral and revolutionary thing you can do is help others find their hearts, to find themselves. Its much harder that it seems.
Time is short. It's short for our planet–the planet that is our home–that is being killed while we stand by. And it is even shorter for all of those students whose lives are slipping away from them with every awful tick of the clock on the classroom wall.
There is much word to be done. What are you waiting for? It's time to begin."
- Derrick Jensen
"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
- Juan Ramon Jimenez
"Surround yourself with those who are curious about you, rather than critical."
- Dr. Charles Gerlach
Don't waste one precious moment.