ZOMBIE JEBUS DAY: “About That So-Called ‘Sacrifice'” ☮


If I donated a kidney, but got it back three days later, that wouldn’t be a sacrifice either, would it?

h/t: Friendly Atheist

EDUCATION: “The Best Argument For Saving Public Media Was Made By Mr. Rogers In 1969” / May 1, 1969 ☮

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, host of the (then) recently nationally syndicated children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (named Misterogers’ Neighborhood at the time), testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Communications to defend $20 million in federal funding proposed for the newly formed non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which was at risk of being reduced to $10 million. Subcommittee chairman, Senator John Pastore (D-RI), unfamiliar with Fred Rogers, is initially abrasive toward him. Over the course of Rogers’ 6 minutes of testimony, Pastore’s demeanor gradually transitions to one of awe and admiration as Rogers speaks.

h/t: Huffington Post / Maxwell Strachan

PSYCHOLOGY – PSYCHOANALYSIS: “What It’s Like Inside Our Minds” / The School of Life / Alain de Botton ☮

It’s remarkably hard to imagine what it might be like inside our minds. But doing so helps us to see that the real task of thinking should involve throwing a spotlight on our elusive vague thoughts.