Trying to stay inspired.

I find it hard on a day to day basis to stay inspired. I find myself continuously thinking about the road ahead that sometimes I forget to take a look around. I try to read about people that have made a positive difference in this world and then in my best way try to emulate their path. I remember first becoming conscious of my own footsteps in this world when my uncle died. Right before he left me The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama. This is a profound book and I try to the best of my cappabilities to hold on to its teachings. Not just of those of the Dalai Lama but also my Uncle. He was a good man who tried to help as best as he could in any way he could. His consideration for the small things have ultimately changed my life for the better. I try to hold on to that. Stay positive, dream endlessly, and think big.

Hashtag politics: 4 key ways digital activism is inegalitarian

Many believe that the internet has made it easier for us to participate in political activism. But is that really true?

  • Protesting in person is costly in terms of money and resources; some people have children to take care of, jobs that can't be away from, or may not have time to attend a planning event.
  • The internet was supposed to be a way to sidestep this barrier to political activism. But this doesn't consider the other barriers preventing poor and working-class folks from participating in digital activism.
  • In particular, these people lack ASETs: access to computers, the skills to use them, the empowerment necessary to feel that using Twitter or other social media is for them, and the time to make use of digital platforms in an effective way.
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Some games are just for fun, others are for thought provoking statements on life, the universe, and everything.

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Culture & Religion
  • Video games are often dismissed as fun distractions, but some of them dive into deep issues.
  • Through their interactive play elements, these games approach big issues intelligently and leave you both entertained and enlightened.
  • These five games are certainly not the only games that cover these topics or do so well, but are a great starting point for somebody who wants to play something thought provoking.
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The Danish shoot down Trump's plan to buy Greenland, call the idea 'absurd'

The bid to buy Greenland is unlikely to become seriously considered.

Politics & Current Affairs
  • Greenland and Danish officials alike think the idea is ridiculous.
  • The island is an autonomous state, and it's unlikely the Danish would sell it because of yearly subsidies costs.
  • After hearing the Danish Prime Minister call the idea absurd, Trump cancelled their forthcoming meeting.
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