“Don’t be a genius who dies young. Be one who dies old. Being old is cool. You grow old and die old and it’s a better arc. This right now, all this stuff you’re feeling, this is a footnote, ok? You’re gonna graduate and you’re gonna get out into the world and stumble into something like contentment, I know it.”—Liberal Arts (via oneofyoursecrets)
Today I begin my blog anew. I want to begin using this blog as a personal expression of myself. I am beginning a challenge for myself to begin writing here as often as I can. I will use this space to express my thoughts and my ideas.
You shall treat all people with respect regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or national origin.
You shall not kill, assault, nor intimidate with threats of physical violence.
You shall not rape, sexually coerce, nor intimidate with threats of sexual violence.
You shall cultivate intellectual curiosity, be open to new ideas, and respect the scientific method.
You shall not cheat, nor cheat others out of what is rightfully theirs.
You shall not lie, deceive, nor spread lies about others.
You shall not steal, that is to say take or use what rightfully belongs to another person in a manner that causes harm. (Stealing is a trickier concept than it once was. How do you say yes to Fair Use and no to software patents?)
You shall keep your promises.
You shall not waste natural resources nor pollute the shared environment.
You shall take responsibility for your actions and their consequences.