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We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever. Carl Sagan (via blua)
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Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes.

Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science.

There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.

Carl Sagan (via cosmo-nautic)
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New York, New York - Carey Mulligan (Shame OST)

I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn’t sleep
And find I’m king of the hill, top of the heap

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Happening Now: Pakistan

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Sources to keep you informed and updated about the latest developments in Pakistan. I have tried to include a wide variety of viewpoints. I am not condoning/promoting any side, it’s up to you to inform yourself. This is by no means a comprehensive list and to take this list out of context i.e. to…

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The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveller saying ‘anywhere but here’. E. E. Cummings (via quoteverse)
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