"Educated Americans no longer think of their country as the center of the universe, but see their country as one among many; American novels, plays and stories seek a diversity of voices and opinions; same with the better American schools and workplaces. In my lifetime, despite some really terrible setbacks—in politics, especially—Americans have been slowly but steadily growing into the literal truth of the idea that all people are created equal, and that all voices should be heard. Adulthood, in short, is in the eye of the beholder, whether the beholder is watching The Sopranos or reading The Hunger Games."
- The Birth of Adulthood in American Culture - The Awl (via photographsonthebrain)
"We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen."
- James Redfield (via observando)