We are not born cowardly or lazy; we choose to be these things. We are responsible for what we are. We are alone, without excuses. This is what I mean when I say that man is condemned to be free. If many people dislike this philosophy [existentialism] it is because they prefer to make excuses for themselves, to tell themselves that circumstances were against them. "I have not had a great love, or a great friendship, but it’s because I did not meet the right man or woman," they say. "If I have not written very good books, it’s because I haven’t the leisure time to do it," they say. The way I see it, all these people are simply lying to themselves about their freedom.
Jean-Paul Sartre from a talk he gave titled "Is Existentialism a Humanism?" (via stainedpoems)
DAN: When you do interviews, you’re faced with the choice to either be the most boring person on earth or just get ridiculous things written about you from time to time
JOSH HOROWITZ: Sometimes it might be good to be boring
DAN: It might be but I just get bored of myself
[Happy 25th Birthday Daniel Radcliffe! (23 July 1989)]
Ger van Elk - Swiss Landscape, from the series Conclusions (2008) - Acrylic on photograph on canvas
Introducing, Halcyon Backpacking Company: A New Travel Company For 18 to 35 Year Olds Living With Various Mental Health Issues
I am extremely proud and excited to reveal Halcyon Backpacking Company, an outdoor-adventure travel company for young adults who live with various mental health related issues.
The development of this company has been a long time…