In a land of insecurity, where curly haired kids wanted straight hair and heavy kids wanted to lose weight and skinny kids wanted to gain it and everybody wanted to be somebody else, the one true beauty was the girl who simply knew herself and was happy with what she knew.

– The Wonder Years

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I have two children. Before I had kids, everyone warned me about the terrible twos. Watch out, when your kid turns 2 they become wild and uncontrollable. All they say is “no” to everything and good luck, because that year is going to suck big time.

Well, I am here to tell you that “everyone” was wrong. Two-year-olds are challenging, but they are nowhere near as hard to deal with as 3-year-olds.

After dealing with two 3-year-olds in my house, I can tell you from experience that they are undeniably the hardest humans on the face of the planet to negotiate with. The reason? They don’t give a f*ck!

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You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.

Angela Davis – from a lecture delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. February 13th, 2014.

“I think you know deep down in your soul that something, something just ain’t right. You don’t want to be just well adjusted to injustice and well adapted to indifference. You want to be a person with integrity who leaves a mark on the world. People can say when you go that you left the world just a little better than you found it. I understand. I want to be like that too.” – Dr. Cornel West

It’s not about how smart you are – it’s about how smart you are about other people (social intelligence).

Scientists now agree
The development
Of separate races
Began around
50,000 years ago
When modern humans
Migrated out of Africa.

Dark skin pigmentation
Was and remains
A protective force
Against ultraviolet rays.

But as humans moved
Further north
Dark skin blocked
Too much sunlight
And reduced the
Natural production
Of Vitamin D
In our deep skin

Lighter skin people
Faired better
In Europe and China.

For those who
Migrated to South America
And southern India
Darker skin
Once again
Protected them
From the Sun.

Is There A Superior Race?
Season 3, Episode 2
Morgan Freeman’s Through The Wormhole