Man builds purple robot: Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli made a 500-pound purple robot for about $24,000. It took 11 months to build from recycled scrap metal and wires. (Photos by Suzie Wong)
I’ve learned one thing, and that’s to quit worrying about stupid things.
You have four years to be irresponsible in college, relax.
Work is for people with jobs.
You’ll never remember class time, but you’ll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends.
So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. Chat ‘til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does..
Comic-Con Candids by Mathieu Young
Looking good in costume can be a full-time job, just as strenuous and exhausting as actual superheroing, if not moreso because actual superheroes don’t have to smile and pose with fans. While at San Diego Comic-Con last year, Mathieu got a little bored with the regular: ‘throw up a gang sign with Sailor Moon” shot and decided to go for the more candid captures of costume-goers taking a much needed break from the convention chaos. His photos take a much needed moment to calmly reflect on the fact that beneath those swaggering veneers and spandexed posturing, there lies the hearts and souls of real people most likely desperate to strip off their garrish attire for a much-needed pee break.
“We get so far
And then it just start rewinding
And the same old song
We’re playing it again
Suspension without suspense”
When you finally got to a good place in your relationship, but then it kept seeming to slip back to the old problems. It seemed like it was hanging in the air (suspension) but we knew it would fall (without suspense).
When you trying to move on and then when you actually get to that point of moving forth something happen and you go back to the same place,
seeing each other again,
getting tingly feelings again,
confusing thoughts again,
but you don’t want to try again because you don’t want to hurt the each other,
and it just keeps going and going because you haven’t let go….
Look at you. You’re young. And you’re scared. Why are you scared?
Stop being paralyzed.
Stop swallowing your words.
Stop caring what people think.
When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want?
Say what you want. Wear what you want. Listen to music you want to listen to. Play it out loud and dance to it.
Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it NOW. Take risks.
This life is yours.
Most of the time, you feel in charge of your own mind. You want to play with some Lego? Your brain is there to make it happen. You fancy reading a book? You can put the letters together and watch characters emerge in your imagination.
But at night, strange stuff happens. While you’re in bed, your mind puts on the weirdest, most amazing and sometimes scariest shows.
In the olden days, people believed that our dreams were full of clues about the future. Nowadays, we tend to think that dreams are a way for the mind to rearrange and tidy itself up after the activities of the day.
Why are dreams sometimes scary? During the day, things may happen that frighten us, but we are so busy we don’t have time to think properly about them. At night, while we are sleeping safely, we can give those fears a run around. Or maybe something you did during the day was lovely but you were in a hurry and didn’t give it time. It may pop up in a dream. In dreams, you go back over things you missed, repair what got damaged, make up stories about what you’d love, and explore the fears you normally put to the back of your mind.
Dreams are both more exciting and more frightening than daily life. They’re a sign that our brains are marvellous machines — and that they have powers we don’t often give them credit for, when we’re just using them to do our homework or play a computer game. Dreams show us that we’re not quite the bosses of our own selves.
By:Alain de Botton at “Big Questions from Little People & Simple Answers from Great Minds”