"I gave my three year old daughter some worthless coins, and jokingly told her that she was rich. She went and hid the coins away, and I forgot all about them. Around the same time, my oldest daughter got a bunch of money from her aunts and uncles for her birthday. A few months later, we needed money for food, and I asked my oldest daughter if we could use some of her birthday money. She refused. I almost started crying, because I thought then that I had completely failed as a parent. But suddenly, my youngest daughter appeared, and gave me back the handful of coins that I had given her."
(Mexico City, Mexico)
Well it’s just one of those nights where I sit in my chair and listen to Siamese Dream on repeat.
"How nice — to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive."- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s model of “flow”, as it relates a challenge’s level to the skill of the individual attempting said challenge.
"Enduring the unfavorable poises well the individual for future. It exposes us to new situations without having to fear them. It also helps us understand that it’s ok to sometimes be uncomfortable. But most importantly, the knowledge we gain of previous triumph over uncomfortable conditions removes our fear of future hardship. This last function is highly valuable, namely because it gives us the strength to start the process all over again."
I’m shitty with computers. But when I fix a problem by hanging out on the forums and can understand the general lingo and actually fix the problem — that’s how I know I’m acceptable for this generation.
staying awake because you’re afraid you’ll sleep through your alarm.
Hungarian psychologist Csíkszentmihályi’s flow model of mental state in terms of challenge and skill level.
"Csíkszentmihályi outlines his theory that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow— a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation.”
“Activist Dave Meslin argues that people often care, and that apathy is often the result of social systems actively obstructing engagement and involvement. He describes various obstacles that prevent people from knowing how or why they might get involved in something.”
School is back in full swing!