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I'm Kaye Garcia. I'm 22.

I post brain farts--in the most literal sense.
Deal with it.

George Saunders’s Advice to Graduates

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So here’s something I know to be true, although it’s a little corny, and I don’t quite know what to do with it:

What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. 

Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly.  Reservedly.  Mildly.

Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope:  Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth?

Those who were kindest to you, I bet.

It’s a little facile, maybe, and certainly hard to implement, but I’d say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder.

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Actresses Without Teeth

Jesus Harold Christ.

Dante Alighieri would’ve made an entirely new circle in hell solely devoted to this one.

We can’t begin being empathetic when another person arrives. We have to already have made a space in our lives where empathy can thrive. And that means being open—truly open—to feeling emotions we may not want to feel. It means allowing another’s experiences to gut us. It means ceding control.

Empathy begins with vulnerability. And being vulnerable, especially in our work, is fucking terrifying.

Sara Wachter-Boettcher on empathy. Complement with Brenè Brown on why vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and just about everything that matters. (via explore-blog)

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Yep. While on a piggyback ride. On Andy.
God, I love you Knope.

Yep. While on a piggyback ride. On Andy.

God, I love you Knope.

Dude, have you seen how blue and striking and piercing your eyes are?
No offense, P. May you rest in peace.
Seriously, dude; your eyes are just as penetrating.

Dude, have you seen how blue and striking and piercing your eyes are?

No offense, P. May you rest in peace.

Seriously, dude; your eyes are just as penetrating.

Hey, You, 2012 -

Well I know this is late and all that, but let’s just move past the awkward please? I need to get this out of my chest - so this is me, writing you a love letter. You’ve been kind to me - sometimes gentle, sometimes rash. Guess I deserved both. Nonetheless I’m thankful. Very thankful indeed. So thankful that this letter might be long (that’s a warning, by the way).

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おはようございます。
Will be heading up to Kyoto today for some temple shiz!
The weather seems great! I had to say it. Everybody talks about the weather anyway. Great English, poor Japanese, great Japanese, poor English, the discussion on weather can go on for hours.

おはようございます。

Will be heading up to Kyoto today for some temple shiz!

The weather seems great! I had to say it. Everybody talks about the weather anyway. Great English, poor Japanese, great Japanese, poor English, the discussion on weather can go on for hours.