“All languages share one trait, and it is not a happy one. As I discovered in Switzerland, every culture has many more words to describe negative emotional states than positive ones. This partly explains why I’ve found it so difficult to get people to talk to me about happiness. They literally don’t have the words to express it. It also makes me wonder: Are we hardwired for misery? Are we a species of whiners? Perhaps. Or maybe happiness is so sublime, so self-evident, that it doesn’t require many words to describe it.”—Eric Weiner, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World
It was funny and endearing and heart-warming. Ryan Gosling is disgustingly hot. Like, OH MY GOD, he was so hot. And I always admire Emma Stone. She plays funny, strong female characters. The story line was dynamic and interesting and fun. Predictable every once in a while but I enjoyed it more than I ever expected.
The idea of never giving up on the person that you are soul mates with… wasn’t cheesy or overdone, IMO. I’ve been being bitter about my life and I realized that there is no need. Okay so maybe only my life was changed by this movie but it’s whatever. I loved it. I loved how I felt throughout that entire movie.
no joke. blew my mind.
*edit* this was a bit dramatic now that I read it again. But it’s a great movie. I will purchase it on DVD when it comes out. :D
I feel so fearless about this. A big adventure that I can’t wait to get to. Maybe i’m less concerned because I don’t have to be terrified about using a new language. I am still going to study Russian in grad school but I’m comforted by the fact that I’ll be able to read the street signs comfortably.
I am excited to be comfortably fashionable as well. My university is in the south and fads are fads. I love taking fashion risks but it gets really annoying when someone decides to tell you that they don’t think you match… when you actually do. Rude. Shoot me if I don’t wear leggings and Nike shorts to class. I’d rather be dressed up in nice jeans or a skirt. Not fake pants.
for those affected by the bombing and shootings in Norway (and prayers to the victims in the recent bombings in India). Terrorism comes in many forms. Terrorism affects every nationality. Terrorism isn’t just confined to terrorist groups. Governments are just as guilty as private sects. Terrorism is willfully causing pain and fear for gain. No man, woman or child should be subject to it.
The sad thing is I have a hard time believing peace will do the job. Does the pain of war need to be see by every human so that they can fully understand the implications of terror? Should we all grow up somber and fully aware of what awaits humanity in the darkest depths of our consciousness? Will terrorism continue as long as man is able to be unfulfilled?