“Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country”—Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), English Philosopher, Author, 1950 Nobel Prize-Winner in Literature (via thinksquad)
And he sees this girl who catches his eye. He walks up to her, flirts and asks if he could buy her a drink. She declines. It seems she wants to hang out with her friends and doesn’t want to be bothered. So the man calmly and with a non sarcastic tone says: “Okay. Well, you have a good evening then”. He walks away and continues to enjoy his evening because life moves on and she didn’t owe him a goddamn thing.
“I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.”—
I want you all to remember, as you scroll pass your dashboards at light speeds, a war has already begun, right now, as you read this. This is no exaggeration, I and many others have seen the good freedom of information can do. But so have the giants that ate and slept while we worked and dreamed….