“An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Dreams, Memes, and Other Things
Sometimes a piece of literature, poem, or even just a quote is enough to change the way we see ourselves and the world.
Today people are hyper-focused on online communication and social forums. In fact, we often extract inspiration through articles, blogs, and yes, even the occasional meme.
I mean, come on, everyone loves a good meme, even if it’s inaccurate. Take online influencer and pseudoscience extraordinaire, David Wolfe. He’s carved quite a niche for his fanbase by using beautiful imagery and unsubstantiated claims to entice his audience. After all, it’s hard to argue with a meme when there is a FORREST in the background. “Why yes, Mr. Wolfe, I DO believe you can get all the energy you need from the sun’s rays. You convinced me with that beautiful picture of the Amazon rainforest.”
Despite all the bad information circulating the inner webs, there are also some very meaningful tid bits like quotes which help guide people in there everyday lives.
For example, Maya Angelou is one of America’s most influential writers, poets, and activists (even years after her death.) Hailed as one of the most talented writers in history, her advice is always sound and thought-provoking.
Here are 7 life lessons as told my Maya herself.
Grandiose displays of love always go over flawlessly in the movies. In Hollywood, it’s TOTALLY normal to show up at your crush’s house in the middle of the night and declare your love with their significant other in the other room.
Also, it’s ALWAYS raining. The harder the downpour, the more romantic the gesture.
In an imaginary world, doing crazy things is the foundation of all great love stories. However, It doesn’t translate so well in real life. Sure, you may fantasize about your dream guy getting your name tattooed to his arm and flying across the country, just to show up at your work and prove his unbridled passion, but how would such impetuousness play out in day-to-day life? Probably not very well.
Here twenty Twitter users describe the dumbest things they’ve ever done for the sake of love and its pretty cringe-worthy.
If there is anything funnier than Will Farrel and Drake coaching basketball? Watch their hysterical “handshake” video here.