"With all the good it’s brought, technology is destroying our communication skills— especially the ability to listen. The older generation can still listen, but many of the youngsters can’t even look you in the eye while you speak. If they aren’t looking at their mobiles, they’re looking over your shoulder or glancing around the room."
"Why is verbal communication more important than communication through a device?"
"Because there’s only so much you can learn from your Facebook friends."
world history in one sentence
I am so in love with this picture.
I love the messy hair, and the black under her tired eyes, his unbuttoned shirt. I like the imperfections in this picture yet they’re genuinely smiling and happy.
this is my favourite picture ever
From a BBC radio segment broadcast on April 29th, 1937. Background and transcript:http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/04/29/craftsmanship-virginia-woolf-speaks-1937/
"If you listen to the only surviving recording of her, you hear a voice from another century, which to us sounds posh, antiquated, class-bound, mannered. She was born over a hundred years ago; she lived through a period of the most rapid and dramatic changes in human history. (…) Virginia Woolf herself looks back, from her fifties to her childhood, with amazement feeling both near to and utterly distant from her own past. If she sometimes feels strange to herself, how much stranger is she to us!"
- Hermione Lee
Lupita Nyong’o poses in the press room with the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “12 Years a Slave” during the 86th Annual Academy Awards
The cast and crew of ‘12 Years a Slave’ celebrate after winning the Best Picture award onstage during the 86th Annual Academy Awards
Reality Bites (1994) - Can you define “irony”?
I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three.