Do you think that anybody can damage your soul? Then why are you so embarrassed? I laugh at those who think they can damage me. They do not know who I am, they do not know what I think, they cannot even touch the things which are really mine and with which I live.
— Epictetus, a Greek Stoic philosopher
Young people get the foolish idea that what is new for them must be new for everybody else too. No matter how unconventional they get, they’re just repeating what others before them have done.
—After The Banquet, Yukio Mishima (via drunk-on-books)
Roaring out of Auyan-Tepui’s wall, a waterfall plummets over 3,000 feet in Venezuela, March 1963.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic
Newspaper boys cool off in a New York City park fountain, April 1916.Photograph by Edwin Levick, National Geographic Creative
Pedestrians walk on bustling Dotombori Street in Osaka, Japan, March 1970.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative
A women’s water ski team lifts skis while being towed at 23 mph on Darts Lake in New York, 1956.Photograph by Robert Sisson, National Geographic Creative
Victoria Falls in Zambia.Photograph by Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic Creative