Happiness, like every other emotional state, has blindness and insensibility to opposing facts given it as its instinctive weapon for self-protection against disturbance. When happiness is actually in possession, the thought of evil can no more acquire the feeling of reality than the thought of good can gain reality when melancholy rules. To the man actively happy, from whatever cause, evil simply cannot then and there be believed in. He must ignore it; and to the bystander he may then seem perversely to shut his eyes to it and hush it up.
William James


No company is preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
C. C. Colton


scienceisbeauty:

One of the answers to the topic: Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain at Mathematics Stack Exchange.

I think if you look at this animation and think about it long enough, you’ll understand:
Why circles and right-angle triangles and angles are all related
Why sine is opposite over hypotenuse and so on
Why cosine is simply sine but offset by pi/2 radians

scienceisbeauty:

One of the answers to the topic: Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain at Mathematics Stack Exchange.

I think if you look at this animation and think about it long enough, you’ll understand:

  • Why circles and right-angle triangles and angles are all related
  • Why sine is opposite over hypotenuse and so on
  • Why cosine is simply sine but offset by pi/2 radians


Don’t believe everything you think.
Unknown


For Nietzsche, to be truly existing, to really be a person, has to do with taking control of your own life, realizing your particular talents and virtues, falling in love with yourself, understanding that your life is about manifesting your talents and virtues, passionately throwing yourself into the work you do, and becoming the person that you really are.
Robert C. Solomon, No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life (via ludimagister)


I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
Elon Musk (via saime-campusmty)


Dealing With People Who Drain You

They’re all around us. People who suck all the positive energy out of us to fuel their relentless hunger for negativity, leaving us feeling drained, exhausted, and unhappy. And whatever you call them—energy vampires, energy suckers, or just unhappy, negative people—they can wreak havoc on our lives if we don’t have effective strategies to deal with them.

Energy vampires are often personality disordered people who tend to be:

  • intrusive, showing poor boundaries
  • overly dramatic, making mountains out of mole hills
  • overly critical, finding fault with just about everyone and everything in their lives
  • chronic complainers, rarely finding anything to their liking or meeting their satisfaction
  • argumentative, having trouble agreeing with others, even on things that seem insignificant or inconsequential
  • relentlessly demanding and persistent, being unable to take no for an answer
  • constantly negative, always seeing the glass half empty
  • unable to accept responsibility, blaming everyone but themselves for their actions and problems
But there is no reason for you to allow their problems to become yours. Here are three simple steps to help you deal with people who drain you.

Know one when you see one. The negative nature of energy vampires is not always readily apparent when you first meet them. At first, their quirkiness may intrigue you, their gossip and stories may leave you wanting to hear more, their dramatic flair may entertain you, or their hard luck stories may suck you in. Soon, however, you begin to realize something is wrong. Don’t ignore those feelings. Tune in to them. Pay close attention to your instincts and your physical reactions after your encounters. If you find yourself experiencing muscle tension, loss of energy, headaches, irritability, sadness, mental confusion, or negativity, you likely have an energy vampire in your midst.

Limit your contact. Once you’ve identified them, limit the amount of time you spend with them. If you can’t avoid them completely, such as in the case of family members or coworkers, set firm limits. For example, for those who are intrusive or overly dramatic and end up consuming a lot of your time with their tales of woe or displays of theatrics, you should start off conversations with something like, “I only have a few minutes before I have to [fill in the blank].” Once the time is up, politely disengage.

Don’t get pulled in. No matter how much you might like to think or hope you will be able to fix their problems, you won’t. Chronically negative people will either resist your interventions or create new crises in their lives for you to “fix.” The truth is that in cases of personality disordered people even the best therapists in the world have difficulty effectuating change. In short, their problems are beyond your ability to “fix.” Your best strategy is to protect yourself by setting clear and firm limits. For example, for those who are very needy or insecure and constantly want your guidance, resist offering solutions, Instead, say something like, “I’m confident that you’ll be able to find the right solution on your own,” and excuse yourself. You don’t have to be rude. You can be firm in a kind and empathic way.

In the times we live in today, energy, especially the positive kind, is a precious commodity. It’s not something you should willingly give up to the negative power of those who want to steal your energy. Instead, keep a positive attitude and surround yourself with positive people who leave you feeling upbeat and energized. In the words of Helen Keller, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.”

(Source: Sherrie Bourg Carter,Psychology Today 2012)



The market system is not just a means of exchanging goods; it is a mechanism for sustaining and maintaining an entire society.
Robert L. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers (via ludimagister)


hipster-graphs:

1: sinx=cosy
2: 2siny=cosx
3: sinx=cosy+1
4: sinx=cosy+2
5: sinx=cosy+1

hipster-graphs:

1: sinx=cosy

2: 2siny=cosx

3: sinx=cosy+1

4: sinx=cosy+2

5: sinx=cosy+1