I’ve often lost myself,
in order to find the burn that keeps everything awake
This is Your Brain on Engineering (GoldieBlox Easter PSA)
At age 2, girls start to identify with their gender. Or, more accurately, all kids start to understand that they have a gender, and become more aware of the social influences for how they should act as a result. In our culture, there are narrow blueprints called “boy” and “girl” that dictate to us all what is and is not the “right” way to act. These blueprints are pretty limiting — “boys don’t cry” and “girls are princesses” aren’t exactly the greatest life mottos. Gendered influences come from everywhere around kids: their parents, their friends, their teachers, the games they play, the movies they watch, the books they read… the list is endless, and all of it sends a message, sometimes negative and often limiting, about what is and isn’t a “girl thing” or a “boy thing.”
—Timothy Allen Olson.
When someone describes so profoundly the overwhelming feelings of joy you yourself go through on a daily basis when on the trails it’s pure perfection..it’s not about health or times or numbers, it’s that moment of zen and oneness with everything reverberating in the universe. . Beautiful