Blessed John Paul II, Vicar of Christ, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church (a.k.a. the epitome of counter-culture), and a total hipster.
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Some cite the victory of the modern eight-hour a day, 40-hour workweek over the punishing 70 or 80 hours a 19th century worker spent toiling as proof that we’re moving in the right direction. But Americans have long since kissed the 40-hour workweek goodbye, and Shor’s examination of work patterns reveals that the 19th century was an aberration in the history of human labor. When workers fought for the eight-hour workday, they weren’t trying to get something radical and new, but rather to restore what their ancestors had enjoyed before industrial capitalists and the electric lightbulb came on the scene. Go back 200, 300 or 400 years and you find that most people did not work very long hours at all. In addition to relaxing during long holidays, the medieval peasant took his sweet time eating meals, and the day often included time for an afternoon snooze. “The tempo of life was slow, even leisurely; the pace of work relaxed,” notes Shor. “Our ancestors may not have been rich, but they had an abundance of leisure.”
This was a topic several of my professors were fond of bringing up - usually the French ones. What I’ve always found interesting is how many people would insist that it couldn’t be true, because they were absolutely convinced that everything today must be better than the “dark ages”.
Alright, I hate to be that guy, but 200, 300, and even 400 years ago were not the middle ages. This is all true about the period, but get your facts right. At the latest, you can go 1453 to be the shortest you can go back to reach the Middle Ages. Great post, other than that.
No, Jackie. No, no. Not you. Don’t touch anything, just… stand back.
Wanted to share this helpful tool with anyone who needs it. A lot of people have a hard time putting their feelings into words and identifying what emotions they are feeling. This is called a feeling wheel. It can help you get to the core emotion you are experiencing and help you name each feeling when you’re overwhelmed with many emotions
this is so cool
upcoming movies: next weekend → 2016
THE BOOK THIEF • THOR: THE DARK WORLD • THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE • FROZEN • THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG • AMERICAN HUSTLE • ROBOCOP • DIVERGENT • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER • THE OTHER WOMAN • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 • GODZILLA • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST • MALEFICENT • THE FAULT IN OUR STARS • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 • TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES • HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY • THE MAZE RUNNER • INTERSTELLAR • THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 • THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN • THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON • JURASSIC WORLD • BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN • THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 • STAR WARS EPISODE VII • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES • FINDING DORY • AVATAR 2
O God, you are my God;
I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you;
my whole body longs for you
in this parched and weary land
where there is no water.
I have seen you in your sanctuary
and gazed upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
how I praise you!
I will praise you as long as I live,
lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest feast.
I will praise you with songs of joy.
I lie awake thinking of you,
meditating on you through the night.
Because you are my helper,
I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
your strong right hand holds me securely.
But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin.
They will go down into the depths of the earth.
They will die by the sword
and become the food of jackals.
But the king will rejoice in God.
All who trust in Him will praise Him,
while liars will be silenced.
Was feeling inspired today, I changed the look of my blog and made this!