Throughout their lives, stars turn basic elements like hydrogen and helium into richer, heavier elements. When they die, some stars then scatter their remains, full of those enriched ingredients, into gas clouds across the galaxy, where they’ll later regroup and become part of a brand-new star system. It’s poetic - the next generation of stars benefiting from those that caem before. To me, that’s a powerful message: Instead of worrying about getting older and whether we’re as athletic or pretty or thin as we used to be, we can focus on leading a brilliant life that will be remembered. Make an impact; even if your job doesn’t hep save lives, you can create art or do something that will bring joy to someone else. You should celebrate each day that you’re able to leave a lasting effect. It means that even as you get older, the universe will someday be a little better because you’ve lived in it.
Amina Tyler, a young Tunisian woman, caused an outrage in her native Tunisia and other Muslim countries Worldwide by posting naked photos of herself on Facebook. Across her chest laid the letters “My Body Belongs to Me”.
Now she is fearing for her life as religious leaders want her stoned to death.
Regardless of our geographical location, women around the World still DO NOT control their own bodies. Even in united States, we face issues with legal abortion and same sex marriage. WE WOULD LIKE TO END THAT!
Activism is transformative. We are inspired by you Amina – your fight has moved us to act. Our bodies are not passive objects to be regulated but active bodies of dissent. We demand freedom for all of our sisters, everywhere.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us “the universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. The delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in it’s beauty.
Albert Einstein via Kristen. (via smutandroving)