Today’s Life Lesson: No Drugs

“Death in this situation is drowning. Your central nervous system stops working, so your lungs stop moving. When your lungs stop moving they fill up with body fluid. That means that your brain stays alive, while you die. But your body can’t do anthing about it. And people out there who think, “Oh I don’t even care if it kills me ’cause I’ll just fall asleep, and I’ll be high, and it’ll be great.” That’s BULLSHIT! It’s not going to be like that. It’s going to be terrible! People say, “Time is a healer.” It isn’t! It really isn’t. All that you do is put on a slightly thicker skin to deal with the pain. He would of been dead 2 years in a couple of weeks time. It’s as fresh and as raw as it was the day I got that phone call. In fact, sometimes it’s worst. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I really wouldn’t.”

Glenn Le Santo on the use of drungs after his son Nimai Le Santo overdosed on drugs (Cocaine, Amphetamines, MDMA, Ketamine, Liquid G, and Heroin).

Bullying

“Gabrielle Molina, 12, was found by her screaming sister at 2:30 p.m. yesterday in the small Queens Village home she shared with her parents and two siblings. The tiny pre-teen — who barely stood 5-ft tall — left behind an anguished suicide note that referenced her torment and apologized to her family for taking her own life. Molina’s sobbing father, George Molina, said that his petite daughter was slowly wearing down from the constant emotional abuse.” – NY Post. Every parent’s nightmare became someone’s reality yesterday. Bullying is absolute. Your child is either the victim or the culprit. Take action.

Today’s Motive: The Heart

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Photo credit to an amazing artist who posted this on tumblr.

“You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp

Knowledge & Wisdom

“To philosophize is to think rather than to know, to question rather than to explain. Philosophy is not a knowledge in addition; it is a reflection on the available knowledge (also on their limit: on what we ignore). It aims less at science than at wisdom, less to increase our knowledge than to think of it or to exceed it.”

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”

–Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Motivating Intentions