These are a few of my favorite things
You have to have something bigger than yourself.
Been thinking of this, this whole week and came across Simone Weil's writing, legend french philosopher, she consistently affirmed that our deepest longing was to find someone or something to be obedient to. Without this submission, she claimed, we inevitably inflate, become pompous and make an idol out of ourselves.
Humans need something bigger, a bigger someone or something, a bigger vision or dream, something that you can follow to the ends of the earth.
Times in my in life when I am the biggest thing I follow, I turn in unto myself, and the pressure of my own arrogance and importance crushes the life out of me.
Remember those black hole grenades the dark elves used in Thor 2? Something like that. If you want to live a big life, become smaller and live for something outside yourself, that you can be obedient to.
That is a tip kids, write it down.
Below three things, and something to live for :)
1. How to draw a black guy.
This was refreshing, in the minefield that is political correctness, this offers helpful advice and educates. It is unbelievable to me how many people, still, do not understand what racism is. Click on the image to see full length strip.
2. National Geographic, the Race issue.
Huge, HUGE, respect for this issue. National Geographic owning up to their racist portrayals of people over decades.
“Americans got ideas about the world from Tarzan movies and crude racist caricatures,” he said. “Segregation was the way it was. National Geographic wasn’t teaching as much as reinforcing messages they already received and doing so in a magazine that had tremendous authority. National Geographic comes into existence at the height of colonialism, and the world was divided into the colonizers and the colonized. That was a color line, and National Geographic was reflecting that view of the world.”
3. Masuleh, the world's most walk-able city
Walkability is a big deal, and will become and even bigger deal, and it is also one of the best ways to help a city (re)integrate. This small city in Iran is one of the most walk-able, with lessons abound for designers of neighborhoods and urban centers. With cities in SA designed to keep people separate, we can learn a thing or too form Masuleh. Read more
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here