I like my beer warm and my pants off.
I am Kyle.
I am a Philosophy/History double major.

All profound discoveries require profound speculation. Profound speculation requires profound self actualization.

I change too quickly: my today refutes my yesterday.

— Nietzsche (via thusspokefriedrichnietzsche)


Must save the Jordans. [video]


Must save the Jordans. [video]

Hey Angie I got a list for ya it’s about six inches *winkie face*

'Well, sir', she said, 'just as a mother rejoices when she notices her baby smile for the first time, so does God rejoice every time he beholds from on high a sinner kneeling before him, praying with all his heart.' This was what a simple peasant woman told me, in practically those words —a thought so profound, so subtle, so truely religious, comprehending the whole essence of Christianity, that is, the whole concept of God as our Father and our God rejoicing in man, like a father rejoicing in his child —the fundamental idea of Christ!

—Fyodor Dostoevsky. The idiot. (via ponchooo)


I wanna hang out with Emily so fuckin bad but I work all the fuckin time! Shit! CanNOT wait for school, oddly enough I expect to have more free time. But I probably won’t. Ah! Life is so beautiful. It’s gonna suck when I die.

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

—John Huston Finley (via aquoteadaykeepsthemonstersaway)


Antonio Damasio, M.D., is a professor of neuroscience and the director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He is a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience and a highly cited researcher. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the understanding of emotions, feelings and decision-making, and he has described his discoveries in several books.
Walking the halls here at the Brain and Creativity Institute, I see art works from your personal collection, and downstairs there is a theater that is also used as a recording studio. How are you furthering the understanding of the connection between the brain and the arts?
As you come through the lobby, if you turn right, you go toward a laboratory of electrophysiology and a state-of-the-art 3-D MR brain scanner. If you turn left, you go into a small, state-of-the-art auditorium. Its acoustics were designed by Yasuhisa Toyota, who is responsible for the sound of some of the greatest music halls around the world from Tokyo to Hamburg, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall here in LA, a landmark collaboration with Frank Gehry. What we wanted when we created this complex is to literally force people to say, “What an odd combination. Why?” So here is the answer. On the one hand, we have the most modern form of inquiring into the brain-making mind, and, on the other, we have the oldest. Because when people were beginning to do theater, music and recitations of poetry, say, in an arena in Greece, they were in fact inquiring about the human mind in very probing ways. Great culture — philosophy, theater, music — gave us some of the most remarkable first entries into the human mind. We wanted to have these two approaches together to force those who work here as well as visitors to see that they’re not that different — that the mission we pursue now is not that different from the mission that Sophocles or Aristotle pursued. We need to bridge the two approaches and keep respecting the achievements of the past. The idea that by just doing neuroscience or advanced cognitive science, one can understand everything about the human mind is ridiculous. We need to bring past efforts in the arts and the humanities into the mix and also use the current contributions of artists and philosophers to understand this most complicated process that is the human mind.

In Roman community baths, it was customary for men to stand and applaud when a well-endowed peer entered the water.

why are men so weird everywhere always (x)

i just imagined this and cannot stop loling

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