History is written by the victors; surely there’s no propaganda involved.

History is written by the victors; surely there’s no propaganda involved.

What Can Five Wet Monkeys Teach Us About Creativity?

The Experiment

A group of scientists placed five monkeys in a cage. In the middle, they placed a ladder with bananas on top.

Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water.

After a while, every time a monkey went up the ladder, the others would beat up the one on the ladder.

After some time, no monkey dare to go up the ladder, no matter the temptation.

Scientists then substituted one of the monkeys, taking one from the cage and replaces him with a new monkey. The new monkey, upon seeing the bananas, went up the ladder. The other monkeys quickly jumped him, beating him.

After several beatings, the new member learned to not climb the ladder, even though he had no idea why.

A second monkey was substituted, and the same thing happened to him, with the first substituted monkey joining in the beating, again, even though he had no idea why. This continued, one by one, each original monkey being replaced with a new monkey. Each time, the new monkey would be beaten as he approached the ladder.

By the end, none of the original monkeys were left; none of the monkeys in the cage had been sprayed with water. But the beatings continued, even though, if they were able to, no monkey could tell you why, except, perhaps, to say, “That’s the way it’s always been done.”

How many things do you do in your everyday life simply because, “That’s the way it’s always been done” ? No, different isn’t always better, but doesn’t it at least seem better to have a little understanding of why you do one thing or another?

Pie Jesu — Sarah Brightman & Paul Miles

Quite possibly my all-time favorite example of audibility, so incredibly beautiful!

(Reblogged from youmatterlifeline)

Lisa and Paul - Some Surprise

varlys:

Looks like home

varlys:

Looks like home

(Reblogged from amysfreakshow)

amysfreakshow:

VNV Nation - From My Hands

"I lament
The moments we won’t share
If I am far too sentimental, I apologize
Please understand
This is who I am
And who’ll I’ll still be 
When I’ve walked away from here”

(Reblogged from amysfreakshow)

Robin Williams Roxy 1977 “Little spark of madness”

Never, never, never, NEVER lose that little spark of madness. It’s the only thing keeping you grounded in an insane world. The more old clips of Robin I watch, the more I realize how much my sense of humor is actually founded in so much of what I saw him do when I was 14-15. Love is not too strong a word for one who tossed a life preserver to me, saying, “Hold on tight, kick your feet, and follow my voice…”

Living Colour - Cult Of Personality

(Reblogged from marysdottir)

If the walls in the room could talk
I wonder to myself, would they lie?
It’s like some kind of jail beams of light
Fall through the curtains onto the bed
I’m all alone now, I can do as I please
I don’t feel like doing much of anything

True love, ain’t that hard to find?
Not that you will ever know
Would you lay here for a while?
Please, do not let me go
Please, do not let me go

You were sweet enough to sing
Oblivious to melody
Red suitcase full of clothes
Washed up on the shore of memory
I’m all alone now and I feel just fine
I don’t feel much like doing anything

True love, ain’t that hard to find?
Not that either one of us will ever know
Would you lay here for a while?
Please, do not let me go
Please, do not let me go

mentalmentalhealth:

What exactly is going on inside of a depressed person? We look at the scientific basis for depression, and shed light on the fact that it is a disease with biological, psychological, and social implications.

(Reblogged from sagansense)