i find that most people,
do not care for friendship
or the intensity of a complete connection.
most want to know as many people as possible,
to be seen in as many places;
with as many new acquaintances-
all friendly face but little heart.
but i want to know a few people intimately,
one or two-
to know them completely, vitally,
all open heart surgery and warm embraces.
And this is why i do not have many friends
and yet more smiling faces than i can put names to.
this is why i am always seeking sincerity-
i am always waitful, watchful,
careful who i share myself with.
Thank you, John Oliver, for taking down the “she’s someone’s daughter/sister/mother” thing at the root. I get the intention behind it is not bad, but seriously-my value as a human should not be defined by how my being hurt would affect my father, brother, or male partner. It should be defined by how it would affect ME. I am someone with worth and value independent of the men in my life, as are all women. We are not tangential sub-people who only exist as we are related to me, we are people. Full stop.
"I have a doctorate in Buddhist philosophy. Now I want to learn as many languages as possible so I can teach as many people as possible."
"What do you think is the most important thing that people can learn from Buddhism?"
"Compassion. Everyone suffers and everyone needs happiness."
THIS TOOK A FAR DIFFERENT TURN THEN I EXPECTED