Of Memes And Men

Tyler • 24 • Florida

Just a collection of stuff I like. Some stuff is 18+ so be wary

Last update
2021-06-23 22:33:31

    Me: Did you know that medieval cathedrals weren't actually supposed to be dark and rundown places with only stained glass as color? They were bright places full of light... the reason they look like that now is because of the centuries of accumulated grime and dust, here look at this restoration of the Cathedral of Chartres in France:

    It's based on actual paint from the times, and when you think about it, it makes a lot more sense, after all a church is supposed to be a bright place of hope. Yet when we think about the middle ages we think about grimy and dark cathedrals. I wonder how much of our conception of history is shaped by our current visions of historical buildings.

    My Goth GF: listen, I don't think this thing between us is working,


    you don’t get good at doing something by not doing it

    you get good at doing something by doing it badly and learning how to do it better


    You don’t learn from success, you learn from failure how to achieve success.


    you see, the thing is, i hate failure.


    in order to find success, you must first submit yourself to the mortifying ordeal of being kinda crap at something

    The Covid19 pandemic truly is a microcosm for the banal stupidity and shortsightedness of capitalism. Let’s break it down.

  • Rich countries are buying & manufacturing vaccines while developing countries cannot manufacture their own due to patent law, this prolongs the pandemic
  • While pandemic is prolonged, new virus mutations risk emerging and making existing vaccine protection (including in rich countries) obsolete
  • Pharma companies that own and produce the vaccine continue to refuse to make the vaccines patent-free, for profit
  • Profit that will be dwarfed by the economic costs (both short-term and long-term) should the above mutation scenarios occur
  • You can disregard the ethical/humane side of this entirely and just look at the business side and it’s still so utterly fucking stupid.