Chromophilia

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The man who looks back upon his past life and says, ‘I have nothing to regret,’ has lived in vain. The life without regret is the life without gain. Regret is but the light of fuller wisdom, from our past, illumining our future. It means that we are wiser today than we were yesterday. This new wisdom means new responsibility, new privileges; it is a new chance for a better life. But if regret remain merely ‘regret,’ it is useless; it must become the revelation of new possibilities, and the inspiration and source of strength to realize them. Even omnipotence could not change the past, but each man, to a degree far beyond his knowing, holds his future in his own hands.

- William George Jordan, The Kingship of Self-Control (1898)

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Edison Glass - Children In The Streets

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ichigoichiekyoto:

This short animated film depicts the harshness of Japan’s job hunting culture, known as 就職性活動 (shuushokuseikatsudou) or “shukatsu” for short.

With competition for jobs fierce, it’s not uncommon for university students to start looking for work over a year before they graduate. The film shows students donning matching black suits to attend various seminars and interviews, and practicing their best job hunter smiles as they attempt to impress the company representatives.

The film is very well done and gives a sense of the huge pressure on graduates, as well as the requirement that they confirm to a certain standard.

It seems unlikely that anything much will change in the near future, given Japan’s corporate culture and the fact that, with the rising retirement age, people are staying in their jobs for longer. So it’s likely that new graduates are going to have to endure the tough process of finding a job, at least for the foreseeable future.

It also makes me pretty glad that I didn’t have to go through this process myself!

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nationalpostphotos:

JAPAN CONFORMS:  From new hires at Japan Airlines Co. to welcoming new ministry workers at Department of Defense, it’s all about conformity in Japan.

Top Series: A Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) group companies’ new employee, third from right, holds a paper plane while standing in line with other new employees during a welcoming ceremony at the company’s hangar near Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The jobless rate dropped to 3.6% in the worldís third-largest economy according to data released on March 28. Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

Bottom series: New ministry workers bow during a welcome ceremony for them at Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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all-about-psychology:

Marriage vs The Ph.D. 
Love this cartoon by Jorge Cham from http://phdcomics.com/

all-about-psychology:

Marriage vs The Ph.D. 

Love this cartoon by Jorge Cham from http://phdcomics.com/

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Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

- Anatole France (via junjihee)

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Feb. 2010

To feel anything deranges you. To be seen feeling anything strips you naked.

- Anne Carson, from Red Doc (via synaesthes—ia)

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thesweetestspit:

Emily Kame Kngwarreye‘Wildflower’ 1994

thesweetestspit:

Emily Kame Kngwarreye
‘Wildflower’
1994

sassydragon:

"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."




I’ve thought I’d like to run to a volcano and throw it into the active caldera to make it vanish forever when there’s something evil and cursed. This desire is strong and I googled if there’s someone else who has the same desire as mine and I found this popular one of which I didn’t know the story at all.

sassydragon:

"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

I’ve thought I’d like to run to a volcano and throw it into the active caldera to make it vanish forever when there’s something evil and cursed. This desire is strong and I googled if there’s someone else who has the same desire as mine and I found this popular one of which I didn’t know the story at all.

(Source: elfoftheforest)

With her hair tossing wildly, she cupped one hand over her ear, gasping for breath as if she had come running from the end of the earth. “What’s the matter? Where on earth did you come from?” the doctor asked, astonished. “From the sea,” the girl answered. “Is that so? By bus?” “No. I came running.” “Oh,” said the doctor, pushing his glasses back on his nose. “Have a seat,” he added, pointing to the chair in front of him. The girl looked pale. With her eyes wide open, she looked as if she had swallowed poison.

- Naoko Awa, The Bird
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humansofnewyork:

“I haven’t liked to sleep indoors ever since I got out of prison. I’ve visited almost every state—only five more to go. And once I finish, I’m going to start over, so she can see them all too.”

humansofnewyork:

“I haven’t liked to sleep indoors ever since I got out of prison. I’ve visited almost every state—only five more to go. And once I finish, I’m going to start over, so she can see them all too.”

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