”If she loves you, if she really loves you, you’ll know it. If you can wake up to her staring at you and it’s not even mildly creepy, if you catch her smelling the shoulder of the hooded sweatshirt you lent her for an autumn walk at the beach, and not for B.O., if she makes you a pancake in the shape of a shark, if she calls you drunkenly at four in the morning “to talk,” if she laughs at your jokes when they’re funny and makes fun of you when they’re not, if she keeps her fridge stocked with Guinness tallboys for when you come over, if she tells you how she wishes she were closer to her sister and that her dad makes her sad: She loves you, of course she loves you.” (via benjaminf)
"For the first time in human history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. This triumph of the urban, however, does not necessarily represent progress, as the number of people living in urban slums - often an abject conditions - will soon exceed 1 billion."
“For ten thousand years, people have enslaved other people. Today, we like to talk ourselves into believing that slavery has been abolished because we have become so humane. But the truth is: Through the industrial revolution, slavery has become superfluous. From a certain time onward, it was cheaper to fill the belly of a coal oven than the mouth of slave.”—Jeremy Rifkin (American economist)
“Als die Digitale Revolution und die Globalisierung in den 1990er Jahren ihren Siegeszug antraten, sagten Zukunftsforscher den Weg in eine 20:80 Gesellschaft voraus. Nur 20 Prozent der arbeitsfähigen Bevölkerung würden im 21. Jahrhundert ausreichen, um die Weltwirtschaft in Schwung zu halten. 80 Prozent der Bevölkerung wären demnach arbeitslos und müssten mit „Tittytainment“ bei Laune gehalten werden.”
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