A research group of scientists put 5 monkeys in a cage. In the middle of the cage, the researchers place bananas on top of a ladder. The monkeys see the bananas and obviously one of them goes to get them. As this happens the researchers spray that monkey with cold water, as well as the remaining 4. The monkey stumbles off and all 5 sit cold, wet, and bewildered. Soon the temptation and hunger takes over and another monkey reaches up the ladder, and again all were sprayed. When a third monkey tries, the other monkeys, wanting to avoid the cold spray, grab the third monkey and beat him.
Now one monkey is removed and replaced with a new one in the cage. That monkey, unknowing of the previous treatment, reaches for the bananas and is taken by the other monkeys and beaten.
The experimenters remove a second monkey (of the original 5) from the cage and replace him with a new monkey. Again, the new monkey begins to climb the ladder and, again, the other others - including the monkey who had never been sprayed.- pull him off and beat him
By the end of the experiment, all monkeys are replaced, and none of these monkeys had experienced the initial spray of the cold water, but continued to beat on each new monkey who tried to grab the bananas on the ladder. Eventually they learned all together, not to reach for the bananas.

This is what subjugation is. This is how normalization occurs.
Nothing changes until you want it to.

original experiment source

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“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”

Hook, 1991

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Hermann Kaufmann - House for a sawmill owner, Au 2000. The timber for the house, a combination of spruce, larch, and fir, was provided by the client’s mill. The house is structure by prefabricated timber stud panels that are fastened with diagonally offset hardwood pegs, avoiding all glue, screws, or nails.  Photos (C) Bruno Klomfar.

not just someone. you've also affected me for the better. please write and blog more, i miss growing with you.

@Anonymous

That’s about the sweetest sentiment I’ve read. And they say don’t take candy from strangers..
Thank you.

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Hey Niko! I'm sure you probably don't remember me but I've been following you since about ~2011? We used to speak via Tumblr (my name used to be mobydickhead) and I remember being envious of how balanced you were with your mind, body, and soul but after 3 years of meditating on life I came back finally to let you know I've reached my peak with stability. I guess I just wanted to let you know that your words of encouragement didn't die in vain. I'm currently traveling the world in happiness.

@maneradeservivo

Of course I remember you. I tend to remember all my earlier followers. For some reason you all stuck with me and I thank you for that. :)
Very, very glad to hear my hankerings took root in someone though. Keep on! Spread that shit like wild fire! There’s a burning kindle in our hearts and all it needs is a little wind from another person to set it a flame. 

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Cutie and the Boxer (Zachary Heinzerling, 2013)

“By choosing your thoughts,
and by selecting which emotional currents you will release
and which you will reinforce,
you determine the quality of your Light.
You determine the effects that you will have upon others,
and the nature of the experiences of your life.”

Gary Zukav

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Flako | Moonchild

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Flying Lotus | Fall In Love (Cover)

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“So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide.”

Meredith Grey 

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Expect a book of satori, prose, short stories, and possibly illustrations out by the end of the year.

I’m ready. Let go. Let’s go.

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