Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement. There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for planning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and the people started having more and more future, and so they spent more time thinking about it. About the future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future- you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college. — John Green (via omgtiffanywtf.tumblr.com)
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present. — John Green, Looking for Alaska (via chasethewindd)
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What does seventy million years mean to beings who live only one-millionth as long? We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever. — Cosmos, by Carl Sagan (via kevintsien)
Rest in peace, Neil.