Eudaimonia

Eudaimonia Hi, my name is Eric. Eudaimonia has it's roots in Greek philosophy and pertains to the value in living an objectively good life. It doesn't necessarily prescribe happiness at all points (and in fact necessitates that we do not always experience it) in life, but describes 'good' living as that which is consistent with your self-tested and derived values based on your experiences. There is a lot of room to discuss what we might call 'good' and by whom we measure such things. I generally see humanizing behavior as being of higher value, and being more reflective of a 'good' and 'virtuous' persona. Many of the things I write and say are based in these thoughts, both about myself and others. I'm not afraid to criticize intent because intent itself requires belief to function. Those beliefs will guide the people I interact with when I'm not present in front of them, and therefore to maximize the extent of my own influence I must be open to receiving criticism, dishing it out fairly, and be critical of myself. What's good, seeks to get better. If you hold the belief that humanity has inherent value and is worth fighting for, come share knowledge with me.

Reblogged from paulwalkersdogwalker

paulwalkersdogwalker:

you-fucking-idiots:

The wage gap is so unfair. We should come up with something to make it illegal. We’ll call it the Equal Pay Act of 1963

Wait a minute.

Amazing how they pass legislation and everything changes. They should do something about the discrimination against minorities in the US. Maybe call it the Civil Rights Act of 1964

I see your point and agree that legislation does not guarantee that everything will be different, but that’s a wholly different kind of discrimination. I think disenfranchisement is a large factor because of discriminatory police enforcement, but wages are handled differently. It is much easier to win in court because payroll records make the evidence simple and direct, whereas businesses hiding racial discrimination will often point to bullshit criteria as an alternate expression and it becomes harder to prove, sadly.

The wage gap has been almost entirely explained by differences in choice, frequently the result of differing priorities in American men and women. Men are statistically more likely to choose careers with opportunities to climb up (tech sector jobs for example over nursing), while women tend to prefer more part time jobs with more flexibility and in some cases, time off.

The wage gap is usually calculated by taking a gross averaging of male and female total wages for a year. They compare engineers directly with waitresses, whose wages may not for example be entirely claimed. More importantly they are not comparing apples to apples. We don’t know by this comparison that women in their 20’s out earn men in the same category. This comparison does not account for the female engineer who works at the same company, with the same title, experience, availability, seniority, and capability. When controlling for variables like these, the (more aptly described as ‘earnings’) gap vanishes into thin air.

What I was trying to say is that we’ve had five federal pay equality acts total including the one in the OP. I only mean that we’re beating a dead horse when a more effective solution is to create new opportunities and encourage them through stronger representation.

Reblogged from cybernetic-catriarch

forevercryingbecausemerlin:

gayeskimos:

notgoingtosaygoodbye:

combeferret:

combeferret:

who was the roundest knight at king arthur’s round table

sir cumference

get out

he ate too much pi

oh my god

"Just discovered that you're black. Gross. Unfollowed."

Asked by Anonymous

the-goddamazon:

yung-medusa:

Literally the best use for this GIF.

"Hoe yo breath smell like propane."

Asked by shugarskull

slugbox:

Now you’ve gone too far! Propane is colorless and odorless!!! What you smell is another gas, added for your protection!!

cybernetic-catriarch:

perksofbeingfab:

lsdemon:

more embroidered bread

why the fuck would you embroider bread


it’s embreadery, of course.

Reblogged from cybernetic-catriarch

cybernetic-catriarch:

perksofbeingfab:

lsdemon:

more embroidered bread

why the fuck would you embroider bread

it’s embreadery, of course.

brainbubblegum:

thomas4th:

sputnikcentury:

Important insight from Mr. Elba.

PACIFIC RIM 2: DUCK PUNT

Reblogged from hoperidesforeveralone

brainbubblegum:

thomas4th:

sputnikcentury:

Important insight from Mr. Elba.

PACIFIC RIM 2: DUCK PUNT

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crush-the-pastryarchy:

poppypicklesticks:

humanslothking:

Who the fuck comes up with this shit?

This shit makes my skin crawl.  I’ve actually had feminists tell me that homophobia is actually a useful tool in helping straight men treat women better because it shows them the error of their ways…
Nasty, nasty, nasty! 

Feminists: “Why do men always have to make everything about themselves?”Same Feminism: “Homophobia is the fear that a man will treat you the way you treat women, so it’s actually misogyny and patriarchy.”And that definition of homophobia is homophobic in itself because according to that definition, lesbians can’t experience homophobia.

Reblogged from heroinfriday

crush-the-pastryarchy:

poppypicklesticks:

humanslothking:

Who the fuck comes up with this shit?

This shit makes my skin crawl.  I’ve actually had feminists tell me that homophobia is actually a useful tool in helping straight men treat women better because it shows them the error of their ways…

Nasty, nasty, nasty! 

Feminists: “Why do men always have to make everything about themselves?”

Same Feminism: “Homophobia is the fear that a man will treat you the way you treat women, so it’s actually misogyny and patriarchy.”

And that definition of homophobia is homophobic in itself because according to that definition, lesbians can’t experience homophobia.

Reblogged from pelicancity

Some people are sure to be disbelieving and say, “But how can a computer possibly produce a great symphony, a great work of art, a great new scientific theory?”
The retort I am usually tempted to make to this question is, “Can you?”
- Isaac Asimov, Our Intelligent Tools

(Source: captainlepidus)

Reblogged from notsufferingfrominsanity

unfollower:

peekaboo is essentially just making fun of babies for not understanding object permanence 

Reblogged from commandervimesapproves

severalbadpunslater:

whoreoscopes:

doomf:

That’s a cute foot fetish you got there, would you mind keeping it 25796323689432 feet away from me?

25796323689432 feet you say?

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this is literally my favorite post on tumblr

(Source: andrewbelami)

Reblogged from pelicancity

you-fucking-idiots:

The wage gap is so unfair. We should come up with something to make it illegal. We’ll call it the Equal Pay Act of 1963

Wait a minute.

Reblogged from spectacularspectacle

mousathe14:

ankoku37:

brianthuff:

Is there anything a natural 20 can’t do?

This is a poster idea I developed to show off the amazingness of tabletop rpgs.

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"You attempt to pickpocket the man, but accidentally pull down his pants instead."

"You reach out to push the orc off the bridge, but instead lightly caress his back. He is uncomfortable."

"You try to stab the guard, but you stab your crotch instead. Roll fortitude."

"You say your name is Bob and not Jim. Your lie is misinterpreted and they now believe you are a serial killer."

"You swing your axe, but it slips from your fingers and sails across the room."

"In an attempt to dodge the incoming arrows, you jump into the swarm.”

"You bull rush the enemy but miss and jump off of the cliff."

"You try to land on your feet but you land on your sword instead."

"While providing first aid, your hand slips and you stab him in the heart. He dies instantly."

I CANT BREATHE

Reblogged from cybernetic-catriarch

herriestiles:

shelterfromcold:

two deer walk out of a gay bar, one turns to the other and says “man, i can’t believe i blew thirty bucks in there”.

this literally took me forever to get

Reblogged from theotheropinion

theotheropinion:

420calum:

So at work yesterday we only had pink spoons to hand out for the frozen yogurt and every male asked if we had a different color spoon because they did not like pink and it’s femininity and lemme tell u that this proves boys are weak and a fuckjng pink spoon proved that

I have a really hard to believing that this happened 

I can’t personally say I would turn down froyo because of a pink spoon. What were they, 12?

Reblogged from jambiwind

(Source: beben-eleben)