Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.
People who forgo school build their own infrastructures. They create and borrow and reinvent the best that formal schooling has to offer, and they leave the worst behind. That buys them the freedom to learn on their own terms.
We are not above this to wear out the little guy.
—Rachel Maddow, throwing down in response to a letter from the Koch Brothers’ lawyers demanding she retract a story she did on the Kochs’ role in lobbying for state laws mandating drug testing for welfare recipients. January 3, 2014. (via mamaatheist)
I could not love her more.
"A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness." - Leo Tolstoy