It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be.
––O’Brien to Winston in Room 101, 1984.
|—||Edward Gibbon (via rickwakeman)|
Doing something because it makes you feel like you’re doing good, doesn’t mean you’re doing a good thing.
I kind of admire this guy’s perseverance (you can’t survive for 13 years every summer in the wild and be a complete idiot) but I don’t think that accustoming the bears to human contact was good in itself.
Hate isn’t necessarily a negative emotion, it is if you run your life by it, but then again so is altruism if taken too far.
If you’re going to protect your own economic interests, don’t get mad when lower-status people do it, too.