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humansofnewyork:

"I’m a traffic cop. It’s a job. Somebody’s got to do it. I don’t even represent myself when I’m working. If I was representing myself, I’d let everyone off with a warning. I represent a system. Did I design the system? No. I just enforce it. It’s not for me to decide the system. We elect the people who decide the system. When I write a ticket, everyone tells me a reason that they don’t deserve it. If I gave a warning to everyone with a reason, I wouldn’t give any tickets, and the system wouldn’t work. I don’t get any joy by giving a ticket. And I’m not upset if you beat it in court. It’s not personal. It’s my job.”

That bold part might be the most important utterance of this entire statement.

humansofnewyork:

"I’m a traffic cop. It’s a job. Somebody’s got to do it. I don’t even represent myself when I’m working. If I was representing myself, I’d let everyone off with a warning. I represent a system. Did I design the system? No. I just enforce it. It’s not for me to decide the system. We elect the people who decide the system. When I write a ticket, everyone tells me a reason that they don’t deserve it. If I gave a warning to everyone with a reason, I wouldn’t give any tickets, and the system wouldn’t work. I don’t get any joy by giving a ticket. And I’m not upset if you beat it in court. It’s not personal. It’s my job.”


That bold part might be the most important utterance of this entire statement.

Wanna See What Happens To A 5-Year-Old Girl Who’s Already Consumed 1460 Sodas In Her Short Lifetime? Watch This

"According to these statistics, Americans consume close to 50 billion liters of soda per year, which equates to about 216 liters, or about 57 gallons per person. That is a colossal amount of sugar. And not just any sugar, but some of the worst we know of – fructose, in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

Tragically, high fructose corn syrup, in the form of soda, has become the number one source of calories in the United States, and it is very clear that it is the primary cause of the obesity and diabetes epidemic.”

Casco Bay at Dusk - Down East

Down East Magazine accepted and posted a picture of mine on their website!

Russell Brand, Jon Snow, & The War on Drugs (And Other Related, Vehement Discussions)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to make electronic music and perform in Japan. But it’s tough to stay motivated. At some point you forget your original intention, but you still have to keep doing it every day.""What do you mean by ‘original intention?’""When you start something, your motivation comes from a really strong feeling of inspiration. As you go on, it gets harder and harder to remember that feeling."

Boy can I relate.

humansofnewyork:

"I want to make electronic music and perform in Japan. But it’s tough to stay motivated. At some point you forget your original intention, but you still have to keep doing it every day."
"What do you mean by ‘original intention?’"
"When you start something, your motivation comes from a really strong feeling of inspiration. As you go on, it gets harder and harder to remember that feeling."

Boy can I relate.

The experience of reading Carl Sagan’s Cosmos is tantamount, I think, to reading spiritual literature.

(Source: holistic-discovery)

Jul 8

The Slow, Watery Death of Light Beer in America

Warms my heart to read.

Jul 8

Put Your Phone Down

The article could use some expansion, but I completely agree with the principle of it.

Jul 7

I only post this video because at around 2:48, JB, the guitarist from August Burns Red, describes the album artwork and the story behind it of their most recent album, “Rescue and Restore.”

And it’s significant to me because the story he tells is the exact same story that I improvised this past semester in my psychology class.

Holy mind-fuckery.

I remember being impressed with this concept I invented out of the fabric of seemingly nothing, and I thought, “Damn, I could elaborate on this and really turn this into a story - a more detailed story.”

And now I feel wholly unoriginal.

Jul 6