Interesting. I never knew the earth elements were from Greek ideology.
Those building emotions hit me all at once today. A perfect storm of struggles and jealousy broke me down. I’m so thankful for my incredible fiancé. He reassured me deep in my heart that all that matters is our unending love and devotion for each other. After three years together, we fell in love all over again and reached a whole next level of unyielding and undeniable trust, support and commitment. We’re lucky to have found each other, happiness, and love. These are the moments that heal me and define me. Those lovely joyful moments that make everything else worth it.
— Mark R. Rank, co-author of Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes, looks at income inequality, wealth distribution, and who really makes up the 1%. (via oupacademic)
Wow. That really makes you think. Of course, income and spending figures of the top 1% would be even more shocking and disturbing to the average person. It is, however, humbling to look at it this way. To remind the working class we are still extremely fortunate. That doesn’t make us any better than the 1% if we too ignore those less fortunate.
I dipped my paint brush in my mug today. That is not how I like my morning coffee. -_-