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My tumblr feed is filled with pictures of inspirational quotes written on notes and placed in random locations; they make me smile when I see them, so I decided to take em off the screen and to the streets. 
I filled a pad of sticky notes with nice quotes — inspired mostly by thinkphreely, who shares a lot of really cool posts on his tumblr — and then stuck them around wherever I thought passersby may see them.
               
Day 12/30

My tumblr feed is filled with pictures of inspirational quotes written on notes and placed in random locations; they make me smile when I see them, so I decided to take em off the screen and to the streets. 

I filled a pad of sticky notes with nice quotes — inspired mostly by thinkphreely, who shares a lot of really cool posts on his tumblr — and then stuck them around wherever I thought passersby may see them.

               

Day 12/30

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"Your life is waiting for you to make it art."

— Toni Morrison

(via redheadbouquet)

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"The only true voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in having new eyes."

— Marcel Proust
"In Search of Lost Time; Vol. 5: The Captive"

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"I am a passionate believer that one of the better ways of learning valuable life lessons is to travel the world. It can be fun, at times unconventional, and travel definitely broadens the mind. There is something about finding a way out of our comfort zones across the vastness of the world that titillates my mind…"

—Leon Logothetis, a man definitely worth some further blog-reading & video-watching & adventure-following.

I first came across his name in this coverage of a random do-gooder passing on acts of kindness to strangers in L.A. 

The quote above is from his blog post on the greatest classroom of all, filled with some of the lessons he’s learned and the experiences he’s had while traveling the world. They’re interesting and inspiring, for sure (particularly his tales of living off of $5 a day and the kindness of strangers), but the thing I appreciate most about his writing is that it’s truly personal. He speaks with I and my, and it makes his stories easy to relate to on a human-to-human level. So many times people share their wisdom in a preaching manner, to you. This isn’t always a bad thing, and can be used as a powerful literary tool. But as a reader, if I am directly addressed by what I’m reading, I can interpret it as a challenge or an attack: I don’t like to be told what I’m feeling; I’d rather read about what you’re feeling and relate to it.

This guy Leon Logothetis is incredible at relating to people. He wrote this series of articles about an Advice Booth he opened up on the street in L.A. — “The Amazing Adventures of the Traveling Advice Booth,” Part One, Part Two, & Part Three — and in them he answers some questions I’ve been struggling to answer in my life: questions about connections and communication between people.

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"Our real problem is - What is the goal of education? Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?"

—Jean Piaget, Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher, who distinguished two categories of education: 
passive education relying primarily on memory, and
active education relying on intelligent understanding and discovery.  

SUCH TRUTH.

In the words of the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner,

Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings, who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives.

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"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws.Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" 1963 

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws.
Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
 
—Martin Luther King, Jr. 
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail" 1963