The Never-Ending Story that never ends and so on

Life, Love, & World Politics

The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.

—Helen Mirren (via chasseurseul)

(Source: omybestbeloved, via dirtytucson)

So Nigeria has now supplanted South Africa as Africa’s largest economy. But I’ve not had light (electricity) for seven days, so it means nothing to me.

—A Nigerian social media user • Upon hearing that revised economic figures in the country—a revision 24 years in the making—put the country’s GDP (currently at $510 billion) far ahead of South Africa (currently at $353 billion) and other countries in the African continent. To give you an idea of how long it’s been: During the last GDP check in 1990, 300,000 landlines existed in the country. Now, there are 100 million cell phones. But that GDP level, above developed countries such as Chile, Sweden, and Belgium, belies a tough reality in the country—70 percent of the country’s population still lives in poverty. (via shortformblog)

The heart is always right— if there’s a question of choosing between the mind and the heart— because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted.

—Osho (via emilyanneblogs)

(via dirtytucson)