Genius is as genius does.
You know how I got addicted to cocaine? I tried it. The problem with drugs is that they work. Right up until the moment they decimate your life. Try cocaine and you’ll become addicted to it. Become addicted to cocaine and you will either be dead or you will wish you were dead, but it will only be one or the other. – Aaron Sorkin (screenwriter, actor, producer)
Don’t ever forget that you’re a citizen of this world. And there are things you can do to lift the human spirit—things that are easy; things that are free; things that you can do everyday. Civility. Respect. Kindness. Character. You’re too good for Schadenfreude. You’re too good for gossip & snark. Youre too good for intolerance. And since you’re walking into the middle of a presidential election that’s worth mentioning, that you’re too good to think people who disagree with you are your enemy. – Aaron Sorkin (screenwriter, actor, producer)
You’re going to fall down but the world doesn’t care how many times you fall down as long as it’s one fewer than the number of times you get back up. – Aaron Sorkin (screenwriter, actor, producer)
“If I had to change my religious beliefs, I would not marry the person that I love. Because the first person that I love is God, who created me. And I have my faith, my principles, and this is what makes me who I am. And if that person loves me, he should love my God too.” – Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2011 third runner up
There’s nothing more awesome than watching someone share his/her beliefs in front of thousands of people. I don’t know much about pageants, but what the newest Filipina pride Shamcey Supsup shared with the world is something that a lot of people might actually disagree with.
I was one of those who watched the replay of Miss Universe 2011 at home, I’m allowed to boo my work hours for that. I got home just in time for the Q&A portion. My initial reaction to Miss Philippines’ answer was that it was just okay. I thought that given the pressure of being on stage and knowing that the clock’s ticking away, this might probably be the best answer anyone could ever come up with. After a while, though, I realized that this was a personal stance. This was her way of saying she won’t let anything and anyone go between her and her God, not even love. This didn’t please everyone because we all know how sensitive a topic religion is.
Personally, I would’ve loved to hear her talk about interfaith marriages. About respecting one’s faith, one’s religion. About how people’s love for each other should strengthen their relationship and help bridge misunderstandings between religions. Then again, I’m pretty sure her answer wouldn’t have been as great as what she has given because that is not what she believes in.
In the end, it all boils down to respecting people’s opinions and religious beliefs.
P.S. I think (and I don’t care if I’ve to say this repeatedly) Shamcey Supsup deserves more than that third runner up title for her answer alone and bonus points should be given because of the way she said that with prowess and conviction.
*Image from pinoypower.net
Let people love. Let them get hurt too. Only then will they know how screwed up things are. Been there, felt that. In the end, I found one guy who’s willing to do the same stupid things I did. I fell in love and our story continues.
from my ♥ to yours (via arredismo)
There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
Johnny Depp (via justbesplendid)
People who cannot distinguish between “it’s” and “its” have no right to look down on jejemons. Even this anti-jejemon site, which is apparently run by people who skipped the class on apostrophe marks. Also, the high and mighty, who think that reading the Twilight trilogy lends them a sense of intellectual superiority.