The Introvert’s Dilemna

velificatio:

1. “Man, I could really go for a larger group of friends and some new people in my life.”
2. “Meeting people I don’t know is literally the last thing I want to be doing.”

"I don’t broadcast every high & I don’t hide every low. I’m trying to live. I’m not trying to convince the world I have life."

Unknown  (via intensional)

Pretty much why I’m chilling with a deleted Facebook. Those who spend too much time seeking external validation don’t really cherish the moments in their life (both high and low)…as they’re happening.

"Some people never become who they are; they stop trusting in themselves; they conform to the tastes of others, and they end up wearing a mask that hides their true nature. If you allow yourself to learn who you really are by paying attention to that voice and force within you, then you can become what you were fated to become—an individual, a Master."
Robert Greene (via giothegreat)
"I’m self-sufficient. I spend a lot of time on my own and I shut off quite easily. When I communicate, I communicate 900 per cent, then I shut off, which scares people sometimes."
Björk (via splitterherzen)

shaky:

I’m stuck between wanting:

1. A long lasting relationship with my soulmate who supports me and protects me and is my partner and we are completely bad ass together and in love

2. Wanting to have casual sex and rip out the heart of everyone person I meet

3. Being independent and having a loyal dog while I’m married to my career

tropicalfruitbabe:

*doesn’t check bank account*
*pretends everything is fine*

"Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement."
Albert Camus, The Fall  (via larmoyante)

Sometimes I need to take a break to soak up some vitamin D and knowledge from my main man! #SoCalLiving

biomedicalephemera:

The human brain, its nervous projections, layers, and cortical blood vessels

Though we’re probably subconsciously aware of our brains on a day-to-day basis, most of us generally don’t pay much direct attention to them. Of course, lots can go wrong in the mind, resulting in mental illness, physical illness, and in the worst cases, death.

But aside from everything that can go wrong in the brain, did you know that the mind, despite being only 2% of the average body mass, uses almost 25% of the oxygen we consume, and over 70% of the glucose we ingest? It’s a tiny organ, but it manages almost everything outside of the parasympathetic nervous system, and it requires a relatively high energy input (especially compared to other organs in the body) just to function on a daily basis.

The cells in the brain require, on average, twice as much pure energy as other cells, just to function, and when you’re focusing hard on a big paper, or trying to brainstorm and be creative, your mind is in overdrive! Even if you haven’t moved in two hours, if you’re focusing hard on an essay and coming up with lots of great ideas, your lunch isn’t going to last long, with what your brain is demanding.

Since it’s not a muscle, and you’re not necessarily doing anything physical when you think, it can be hard to believe that the brain needs so much energy.

However, the cerebellum, and especially the frontal and prefrontal cortices (where our personality and “creative minds” exist, for the most part) demand more energy than our stomachs, livers, spleens, and kidneys combined! Depending on how your brain is wired, that fact can make it extremely exhausting to deal with other people, as you’re engaging your prefrontal cortex to a high degree. Thinking hard and being creative can sap your energy, too - that’s why I always had an apple or banana to eat midway through my morning courses!

Tabulae Anatomicae. Bartholomeo Eustachi, 1570 (Published 1783).

The Anatomy of the Brain, Explained in a Series of Engravings. Charles Bell, 1803.

"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
A message from halfguardaroundtheworld
Bruh how is life? what are you up to? when you coming to the Netherlands? how many turtles fit in a mini cooper? does an elephant ever think about the Nigerian economy?

Life is good! I am just working, working out, studying for my grad school entrance  exam, and being a social butterfly for once in my life. Just need to get back on that martial arts grind is my only complaint. I am coming to the Netherlands ASAP because it has awesome people like you there. 10834. Only African elephants do ;)