This just a page for things that I've collected over time. Usually it's sometime that someone else has said, but calls to me. It rings true to my ethos and existence.
It's far from definitive and not organised well, but it's a start to capture what I believe in. This is a continuous work in progress. And no, I don't care if you disagree with anything on this page. It's for me.
Looking for the blank canvas
On December 31, 1995, Bill Watterson published the final 'Calvin & Hobbes' comic strip
- Via Twitter - 31 Dec 2017
This is how culture shifts work - what we are prepared to accept and call out changes over time as our community values shift more towards inclusiveness and empathy and we raise our standards for the what we’re prepared to challenge or ignore.
All that we share
In a time where higher powers are trying to convince us that we should be afraid of each other, this advert (of all things) is a beautiful remind of all that we share.<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jD8tjhVO1Tc?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
When trying to sell (yourself)
To paraphrase Dale Carnegie:
Don't bait your hook with food you like. Bait your hook with food fish like.
– Jonathan Stark – 7 Feb 2017
How to be perfectly unhappy
But those feelings are ephemeral. Being "happy" implies permanence. It implies you completed all the prerequisites. And now you get to sit atop your giant pile of happy forever.
This comic, somehow describes exactly how I've always felt about being "happy". I've never been able to say, truthfully, that I was happy. I found this today and it says what I've never been able to articulate.
Royce Mann, Age 14, "White Boy Privilege", Slam Poem
I could wish I had this much insight when I was 14. Instead, I'm learning from this kid and aim to pass this message on to my white privileged children.<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/g4Q1jZ-LOT0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
How to counter biased systems
I love this representation of how biased systems work, and how my neutral position would indeed not be neutral — Via twitter 9 Mar 2016
Find the right path for ourselves
This is such a good speech on having the right to choose your own path.<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oMnxPsQanrs?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Via femisphere, point 15 17 Aug 2015
Via twitter 5 March 2014
Being inspired to speak up
I've written before about how Emma Watson's UN address inspired me. I'll be showing my son & daughter this talk when they're old enough to understand.<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gkjW9PZBRfk?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Via United Nations on YouTube 22 Sep 2014
Safety, society and cars
Jack from Balmain, I salute you for the best cycling article comment ever
Via twitter 15 Jul 2015
Via @codepo8 16 July 2015