“I can absolutely agree that there is a lot to complain about. If there wasn’t, people wouldn’t have such an easy job doing so. It isn’t an easy task to jump in the river of agony, pain and smile while you are diving through it. Like any other great river, for surely suffering and the way how most people treat each other is a strong current, we must remember that a river of such size eventually splits up into a delta, where it joins the ocean. If you can stay strong and cultivate a persistent will of fire deep within yourself and say; “hey, I know shit is tough, but why am I letting this kill me? I am not my surroundings unless I allow it to overtake me.”, you can grow seeds of courage, which will be your ultimate tool in the realms of physical and metaphysical survival. Don’t ever give up to the cruelties in this world. Let your strength radiate out energy that will transform your own surroundings and that will, given enough time, spread to the far reaches of this universe.” ~ Zdravko Stefanovic

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“It is our earth. I don’t know if any of you have noticed, early in the morning, the sunlight on the waters. How extraordinarily soft is the light, and how the dark waters dance, with the morning stars over the trees, the only star in the sky. Do you ever notice any of that? Or are you so busy, so occupied with the daily routine, that you forget or have never known the rich beauty of this earth—this earth on which all of us have to live? Whether we call ourselves communists or capitalists, Hindus or Buddhists, Muslims or Christians, whether we are blind, lame, or well and happy, this earth is ours. It is our earth, not somebody else’s; it is not only the rich man’s earth, it does not belong exclusively to the powerful rulers, to the nobles of the land, but it is our earth, yours and mine. We are nobodies, yet we also live on this earth and we all have to live together. It is the world of the poor as well as of the rich, of the unlettered as well as of the learned; it is our world, and I think it is very important to feel this and to love the earth, not just occasionally on a peaceful morning, but all the time.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is our earth. I don’t know if any of you have noticed, early in the morning, the sunlight on the waters. How extraordinarily soft is the light, and how the dark waters dance, with the morning stars over the trees, the only star in the sky. Do you ever notice any of that? Or are you so busy, so occupied with the daily routine, that you forget or have never known the rich beauty of this earth—this earth on which all of us have to live? Whether we call ourselves communists or capitalists, Hindus or Buddhists, Muslims or Christians, whether we are blind, lame, or well and happy, this earth is ours. It is our earth, not somebody else’s; it is not only the rich man’s earth, it does not belong exclusively to the powerful rulers, to the nobles of the land, but it is our earth, yours and mine. We are nobodies, yet we also live on this earth and we all have to live together. It is the world of the poor as well as of the rich, of the unlettered as well as of the learned; it is our world, and I think it is very important to feel this and to love the earth, not just occasionally on a peaceful morning, but all the time.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Art by Autumn Skye

Art by Autumn Skye

Check out this video from the awesome Abby Martin on President José Mujica of Uruguay. So many reasons to love this guy. For starters, Mujica has refused to live at the Presidential Palace or have a motorcade. He lives in a one-bedroom house on his wife’s farm and drives a 1987 Volkswagen. He has been described as “the world’s ‘poorest’ president”, due to his austere lifestyle and his donation of around 90 percent of his $12,000 (£7,500) monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. “I’m called ‘the poorest president’, but I don’t feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more.”