Be a pal, not a dick.

I don’t need sympathy or special consideration because, ultimately, who cares? You hate me, and I hate me, too. We are on the same team. I guess what I’m saying is that maybe we could all just mind our own fucking business for once, and that when you can actually see a person’s scars, maybe be a pal and don’t pick at them.

Samantha Irby, in ‘We are never meeting in real life’

Languages that I …

… want my imaginary kids to learn.

English
French/German
Hindi
Mandarin
Spanish
Arabic
German/French
Swahili
Punjabi
Tamil

In a globalising, automating world, a personal connect – the soft skills – will rise in value. There are few better ways to enhance your value, and the value of your experience than know the language of the people1.

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Police. People.

Look, we’re wired differently.

We run towards gunfire.
We drink when we’re sad.
We screw when we’re mad.

And people hate us,
until they need us.

And I hate that.
But I love it, too.

We walk a higher path.
It’s not simple.
It’s very hard.

And that is why,
people will always need us.

– Detective Misty Knight, in Luke Cage S01E09

They danced down the streets like dingledodies and…

They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”

Jack Kerouac, in On The Road