In honour of the Fairfax crowd going compact on Monday.
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
Anonymous asked: Are you still studying?
Yes I am
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about the death penalty?
I am opposed to the death penalty in all cases and without exception.
SAW CWOOCHIE KWUTE!~
Anonymous asked: I heard that Kevin Rudd smells. Pass it on.
Yes, the stench of VICTORY.
Anonymous asked: Why are you so hard on Adam Bandt? What did he ever do to you?
He is a sanctimonious windbag that does more harm to the progressive moment with his grandstanding than good.
Anonymous asked: Gillard brigade, man the sentries! Those that leave their posts shall not receive the glories of the golden Gillard era that is sure to follow. *does the Gillard shimmy*
I guess this sort of thing passes as wit in some dark corners of the Internet. Huh.
tritanium asked: Rudd aside, do you think that anyone else in the ALP caucus (House or Senate) would perform better than the PM if they were leader during this election campaign? (Bring back Crean :p)
I doubt it, and I don’t really support changing leaders unless it is Kevin Rudd. I see a switch to Rudd as righting a wrong that took place, whereas a switch to anybody else would just bring the NSW disease that crippled the NSW Labor Government - among other things - to the federal parliament, and that is not a desirable outcome.
Anonymous asked: have you joined the 'bring back kevin' brigade? how disappointing. he should not be rewarded with his behaviour and destabilising over the past couple of years.
The challenge never should have happened in the first instance, and particularly not in the way that it eventuated. It was wrong to topple a first-term PM using an orchestrated campaign - if we want to talk about destabilisation, lets talk about what occurred prior to the challenge in terms of polling travelling around the caucus.
I believe that the key objective we should focus on is winning the next election. The government has achieved a lot of positive outcomes, but they are universally under threat at the prospect of an Abbott-led government. The idea that the achievements of the Labor Govt, 2007 - Present, could be totally wiped away is a terrifying prospect on many levels.
I think we have a better chance of winning under Rudd. That is an important consideration, and not one that we should ignore. It would be folly to pretend otherwise.
I will support the re-election of the Labor Govt. either way, proudly - but I think we have a chance of it truly being a re-election campaign, and not a march off the cliff, under Rudd.
These photographs were taken in the 90s from the end of an airport runway using a high-powered telephoto lens.
this is the greatest thing on the internet.
Elizabeth Warren Asks The Most Obvious Question Ever And Stumps A Bunch Of Bank Regulators
- At 1:20, she asks the question we’ve all been wanting someone to ask FOREVER. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
- At 2:20, she rattles off another one. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
- At 2:55, she asks another lawyer the same question. Said lawyer then tries to not stumble over her words.
- At 3:25, she asks the same question again. That lawyer asks for some time.
- At 3:45, she gets our back and goes for the knockout punch.
- And then right after that you reward her good behavior by sharing this with everyone on the Internet. You know you want to.
“Too Big To Fail”, should not be “Too Big To Jail”.