Why paintings are better than rims

Generally speaking, rims (for your car) cost about as much as most original artwork does. Here's a little list to sway you the next time you're trying to decide which one to go with...
Why paintings are better than rims:

- Paintings are a longer established status symbol, since it looks like you're into status symbols.
- You don't have to take your paintings to the car wash once a month and spray them with a de-greasing cleanser.
- Paintings get more interesting the longer you look at them. Rims are just shiny.
- An artist can live for about a year on what you paid for your rims... so you got rims, and an artist died.
- You sound more intelligent when talking about your art collection than you do when talking about your rims collection.
- Rims use gas, a non-renewable resource. Paintings use your mind. 


Another little dubstep mix for the soul


Value these feats of the psyche very highly

I've recently and slowly begun digesting "The Portable Jung" edited by Joseph Campbell. (Campbell is must-read for you young and budding western philosophers, by the way, if you're unfamiliar with his work. "Sukhavati" is well worth a watch if reading doesn't fit into our technology-saturated day.)

There's a passage in the foreword where Campbell points out that "nature cares nothing whatsoever about a higher level of consciousness" and that society "does not value these feats of the psyche very highly; its prizes are always given for achievement and not for personality, the latter being rewarded for the most part posthumously."

...which is poses the question: why would you work on yourself? I can't think of a single worthwhile instance of societal or monetary reward for the practice of being nice ..maybe the Nobel peace prize... but come on. Selfishness, greed, ignorance, and intolerance are still so laughably front and center in the business and political world and so clearly holding us back as a global community. The little guys, however well-meaning, must commit daily environmental horrors to barely keep up (think of how many plastic packages you opened today, in order to simply eat). Exceptional kindness, open-mindedness, and compassion should be an absolute requirement for leadership, wealth, and power, and those things aren't even suggested. The individual has seemingly no reason for pursuing any internal accomplishments, and the whole world is (still) burning because of it. That I'm perhaps one of the nicest and most intelligent people you know is completely terrifying, isn't it? :P

Well, fuck that. Let's change it then. It is over due. Change it from within. You'll have to be the beacon, but all you have to do (really) is take deep breaths and have an open mind. It's a practice, just do your best every day. You have my humble blessing, in any case, dear Lightweaver. I can't pay you jack shit, but you have my blessing. ♥