The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.
― Carl Sagan
Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?
― Carl Sagan

Do you ever wonder what other intelligent life calls their Sun, their Moon, their Earth, their species, their brain, their eyes, their offspring, their god?

Do you think they create fizzy liquid in labs and drink it on a cool day on their planet like we do? Do you think they go to war like us? Do they even have a word for war, violence, hate or anger?

Do they have a version of political ideology only known by them? Do you think it works? Do they have drugs like us? Are they outlawed like they are here? Do they write words and make sounds that make them feel emotions? Do they have emotions?

Do you think they’re out there thinking about us just as we think about them? 

Sometimes when I meet old friends, it reminds me how quickly time passes. And it makes me wonder if we’ve utilized our time properly or not. Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have this body, and especially this amazing human brain, I think every minute is something precious. Our day-to-day existence is very much alive with hope, although there is no guarantee of our future. There is no guarantee that tomorrow at this time we will be here. But we are working for that purely on the basis of hope. So, we need to make the best use of our time. I believe that the proper utilization of time is this: if you can, serve other people, other sentient beings. If not, at least refrain from harming them. I think that is the whole basis of my philosophy.

So, let us reflect what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that. The purpose of our life needs to be positive. We weren’t born with the purpose of causing trouble, harming others. For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities—warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful—happier.

- Dalai Lama

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
― Dalai Lama XIV (via kenjispath)

kenjispath:

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.

I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.

I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.

- Dalai Lama XIV

The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.
Robert Pirsig (via kenjispath)
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Thousands, millions of people go through what I’m feeling right now. Sorrow, the pain of all the emotional crap others put me through. If they can get through it so can I. I can get through it without emotional eating, drinking or smoking. I can get through it.

me (via kuabear)

Smoking is a choice though.

La la la I just wanna be high until I die!

I just wanna scream it to the sky while I’m still alive!!

a shooting star is actually someone driving off rainbow road
Dad Jokes with Sam

panatmansam:

So a guy walks into a bar and orders a drink. And another. And another. 7 drinks later, he’s pretty drunk. Suddenly, 2 squirrels run through the door, climb up onto a stool, order a drink, and start up a conversation with the Bartender. Soon the guy can’t take it anymore, and he blurts out “Who taught you two to talk?”. The squirrels look at him stunned, and say “Whoa, Pal, you must REALLY be drunk. There’s only one of me