The president of Uruguay donates 90% of his income to charity. This brings him just about in line with the Uruguayan national average.
This man is the kind of man we are missing in politics in the UK. - The UK being a country where politicians believe they deserve £50,000 more than the national average…
Also, there is an excellent quote from him here:
“But what are we thinking? Do we want the model of development and consumption of the rich countries? I ask you now: what would happen to this planet if Indians would have the same proportion of cars per household than Germans? How much oxygen would we have left?
“Does this planet have enough resources so seven or eight billion can have the same level of consumption and waste that today is seen in rich societies? It is this level of hyper-consumption that is harming our planet.”
It’s all well and good to claim that a women should be responsible for her decisions, but if women started to (en masse) refuse to have sex, because they didn’t want to get pregnant, I think the pro-life movement might quite quickly lose members.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (via platea)
I hate this elitist idea that only the intelligent feel true pain, or happiness (see Plato). While I appreciate the pain and happiness that the topics of the ‘intelligent’ can bring, the love for academics, and the despair of reality, there is nothing truer than the carnal pleasures and pains of life. Fucking pretentious arseholes, saying that only what they feel matters.
well this is depressing as shit