If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.


The highest form of ignorance.  Categorically rejecting ideas you know nothing about and have no intention of investigating.  You create a prison of the mind where you’re the jailer and you’re somehow “ok” with it. Good luck with all of that. – Dizzle

The war on drugs

The thing about the war on drugs is it tries to deal with a health problem as if it was a legal problem. Addiction is an effect of human unhappiness and human suffering. When people are distressed, they want to sooth their distress. When people are in pain, they want to soothe their pain.  So the real question is not “why the addiction?” But “why the pain? – Dr Gabor Mate

The Rat Park – Early 70’s experiment by Canadian psychologist Bruce K. Alexander to determine if drug addiction is influenced by our environment and subsequent level of happiness therein.