Emma Watson represents the UN, in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in Uruguay where she was campaigning for a higher representation of women in politics.
“There are ways to really live in the present moment. What’s the alternative? It is always now. However much you feel you may need to plan for the future, to anticipate it, to mitigate risks, the reality of your life is now. This may sound trite… but it’s the truth… As a matter of conscious experience, the reality of your life is always now. I think this is a liberating truth about the human mind. In fact, I think there is nothing more important to understand about your mind than that if you want to be happy in this world. The past is a memory. It’s a thought arising in the present. The future is merely anticipated, it is another thought arising now. What we truly have is this moment. And this. And we spend most of our lives forgetting this truth. Repudiating it. Fleeing it. Overlooking it. And the horror is that we succeed. We manage to never really connect with the present moment and find fulfillment there because we are continually hoping to become happy in the future, and the future never arrives.”
- Sam Harris, "Death and the Present Moment"
13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World | Basim Magdy
"Statistics show that 1 in 4 women in the US is a victim of domestic violence, those numbers jump to 1 in 2 if they are married to a cop.
Law Enforcement officers beat their significant other at nearly double the national average. Several studies, according to Diane Wetendorf, author of Police Domestic Violence: Handbook for Victims, indicate that women suffer domestic abuse in at least 40 percent of police officer families. For American women overall, the figure is 25 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
“When men cook food, it’s art… but when women cook, it’s their duty.”
- Sridevi as Shashi Godbole in English Vinglish (2012)
I saw this movie in English class and it was absolutely BRILLIANT. 10/10 would recommend.
whenever a guy cooks well, everyone says he could be a chef at a five star hotel
when a girl cooks well, everyone comments on how she is a wifey material smh
– They’re humouring you. They don’t want a woman. A woman is difficult. Hysterical. And you can never really find one who will ever stay. A couple more years, you’ll probably want a baby. And even if they don’t say that to your face, that’s what they’re thinking. Anything else is just your vanity making you believe…