“Souls resemble other souls, and those that resemble each other are in harmony, that is why people are attracted towards those they resemble.”—Imam Ali (as) - Bihar al Anwar, v.78, p. 92, no. 100 (via)
If I hear another foreigner talk shit about Brazil I am going to go crazy. I can’t stand this anymore. France is the number one country of attacking Brazil, then comes the UK and now we have some Danish dude talking shit, too (and look at his header. What a bullshit picture).
I know our country isn’t perfect, you know it, everyone knows it. We all knew it years before this stupid ass FIFA shit. So why the hell did FIFA choose us? NOBODY wanted it except for the politicians. And now they’re making an even bigger mess out of our cities and we are all fed up but we still have to listen to all kind of shit from these asshole gringos who think their countries are perfect. France treats us like animals when we arrive at one of their airports - so many times they humiliated Brazilian girls because they assumed they were going to France for prostitution. Same goes for England. Spain. Portugal. I won’t even start on Italy. (I have a friend who is a lawyer & married, she was traveling with her husband and they still did the most discriminating check up where she had to sit in some room for hours without being able to drink water or go to the toilet and nobody ever apologized to her after it all was cleared. She is black. She is Brazilian. And it didn’t matter if she was a lawyer and married. If you are a Brazilian woman apparently you only go to Europe to become a prostitute.)
And still, when one of you arrive here you won’t meet ONE single Brazilian who wouldn’t try to please you in any possible way and who wouldn’t treat you like their new best friend. So many of us learn English just so we can talk to gringos.
“I think the best moment in my life was when I was going to kick that guy’s ass on stage for touching that girl without her permission in our audience. I mean, like..I almost blacked out. I just saw it and I almost lost all conscious thought when I was singing. It was like I was possessed or something. I mean..how deluded are you as a man to think you can just claim ownership over a woman? This isn’t some kinky BDSM shit. This is your power hungry little dick acting out because you have issues.”—Kurt Cobain
“The idea that sex is something a woman gives a man, and she loses something when she does that, which again for me is nonsense. I want us to raise girls differently where boys and girls start to see sexuality as something that they own, rather than something that a boy takes from a girl.”—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (NPR)
“Are you worried? Do you have many ‘what if’ thoughts? You are identified with your mind, which is projecting itself into an imaginary future situation and creating fear. There is no way that you can cope with such a situation, because it doesn’t exist. It’s a mental phantom. You can simply stop this health- and life-corroding insanity by acknowledging the present moment.”—Eckhart Tolle (via thebigelectron)
God bless every mother who has held back tears to cradle us, kiss us, and tell us stories until we fell asleep. Every mother who had only seconds to wipe away her tears and paint a smile the moment you naively begged her to color with you. Every mother who performs miracles by respiring on the spot, reanimating her every limb, so to give her children a happiness even she is foreign to.