This is basically a mash-up of stuff I’ve posted to Tumblr recently. My thoughts in italics.

 

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about love, what it means to love, how we love, etc. So I’ve been collecting a lot of thoughts about love. 

“But I see now that the story isn’t about us; it’s about what it means to bother to know someone, which is really a story about what it means to be known. […] Arthur Aron’s study taught me that it’s possible — simple, even — to generate trust and intimacy, the feelings love needs to thrive.”

Via To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This – NYTimes.com

 

I just started watching Broad City (last season’s episodes) and hot damn is it funny. Like Girls but with the attitude and humor of Workaholics.  

“Women today desperately need these types of role models, the yin to Sheryl Sandberg’s yang, who can show them the virtues of failure. As a new study from Pew indicates, both genders hold women to impossibly high standards. […] In short, women aren’t giving themselves a break.”

Via Why Broad City is the new Lean In

 

I found this on Tumblr which basically means I stole it from someone who stole it from someone else who threw some quote over a stolen photograph … yay internet. Regardless, I like the quote. I like the idea that we’re constantly getting to know ourselves, discovering what we like, who we are, how we can grow and improve and evolve, and with that, others can get to know us better too. 

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And now to lighten things up … If you haven’t checked out Ladies Against Humanity … well, set aside like an hour of your day … 

 

And I leave with you with this, from /r/startledcats on Reddit

 

Happy Friday! How has the internet made you laugh or think deeply this week?