— Hunter S. Thompson (via thatkindofwoman)
— Frida Kahlo, from The Diary Of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait (via thatkindofwoman)
— Unknown (via thatkindofwoman)
— Conan O’Brien (via thatkindofwoman)
Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion to quell that unease can inspire snap judgments, rigid thinking, and bad decision-making.
Fortunately, new research suggests a simple antidote for this affliction: Read more literary fiction.
A trio of University of Toronto scholars, led by psychologist Maja Djikic, report that people who have just read a short story have less need for what psychologists call “cognitive closure.” Compared with peers who have just read an essay, they expressed more comfort with disorder and uncertainty—attitudes that allow for both sophisticated thinking and greater creativity."
— Study finds reading literary fiction makes people comfortable with ambiguity. Also see Anaïs Nin on how inviting the unknown helps us know life more richly and John Keats on the art of “negative capability.” (via explore-blog)
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— 6-Word Story #81 (via thatkindofwoman)
If someone ever tells you a certain song is important to them you should turn it up and lay on your bed and close your eyes and really listen to it even if its 10 minutes long because at the end you will know that person much better I think
My love for this post is unbelievable.
— C. Assaad (via thatkindofwoman)