The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."

Medieval medicine: But you can’t cut into people to figure out what’s wrong with them and/or fix the problem! We just need to figure out how their humours are out of balance, because we’ve always done it that way!”

(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen, as well as preventing developments in science.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde (via kushandwizdom)
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(via Figuration Feminine: Madeleine Kula (dite Luka) (1894-1989))
Suzanne Danaux (1922), Madeleine Kula (dite Luka)
Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration. Pat Conroy (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank (via kushandwizdom)
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Delta Aquarid Shooting Stars Make Skies Sparkle
After a lull of a few months, meteor madness is set to descend once again, starting with the Delta Aquarids, which peak before dawn on Tuesday July 29.They are best viewed starting at about 2 a.m. Daylight Saving Time, until dawn arrives. The farther south you are, the better the shower will be, though it will permeate all but the northernmost skies.
Humanize Palestine

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