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HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.

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satanic-capitalist:

Video Of Police Abuse Is Gut-Wrenching [VIDEO]

Published on Feb 26, 2014

A video of a police stop in the Bronx has gone viral on Facebook, eliciting hundreds of anti-NYPD comments and leading to a change.org petition to have the officers in the video investigated.

The video shows two officers restraining and arresting a man who exited a Bx12 bus Sunday afternoon on Pelham Parkway near White Plains Rd. Police accused him of not paying his bus fare. Once he showed the officers his receipt for fare and ID, they continued to manhandle him. When he stood up and asked to be released - the male cop then grabbed onto him to try to slam him. Other officers arrive on the scene within moments and tackle him to the ground. At 4:10 you can see an officer kneeing this guy in the face. 

The footage was posted on Facebook by Monroe College student Dariel Reyes.

*Read more here from Denis Slattery & Mark Morales / New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/b…

please be sure to sign that petition! 

TRIGGER WARNING: anti-black, white supremacist police brutality and violence.

policymic:

Infographic: The diversity gap at the Oscars

A lot has changed since the Academy Awards began in 1927. Racial segregation was outlawed, the courts came to the realization that barring all fertile women from certain workplaces was supremely illegal and a banning all discrimination on the basis of sex and race was enshrined into law. You’d think that these monumental changes would seep their way into the film industry. But alas, Hollywood is still stuck in the diversity stone age. 

Thanks to the good people at Lee & Low Books who crafted the disturbing infographic below, it’s mighty clear that the Oscars is the whitest old boys club there is.

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