Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to numb you to your own fear. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart, you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. But the insidious thing about these forms of worship is not that they’re evil or sinful, it’s that they’re unconscious. They are default settings.
The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.
That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.” —Excerpt from DAVID FOSTER WALLACE’s “This Is Water” via YallaDeena and soupsoup
Brittany Norwood describes why she allegedly bludgeoned a coworker at Lululemon to death. She’d originally claimed that two men broke in and raped them. Seriously, this story is insanely fascinating. Murder in the land of expensive yoga pants. (via washingtonpoststyle)
I actually went to high school with Jayna back in Arizona. The more details that emerge from this only make it harder to process. Unbelievably sad…