This Guy Is Trying To Get You To Like Him, And It’s Kinda Impossible Not To [VIDEO]

An excerpt from a brilliant speech given by Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Adaptation”) set to images. Trust me, it’s more more inspiring than I’m capable of describing.

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A Woman With A Great Mind Asks You To Take A Moment To Appreciate Her Body

Celebrate your body, just by watching this video. Then celebrate with friends, by sharing it.

Lucille Clifton was a writer, an educator, and the Poet Laureate of Maryland. She passed away in 2010.

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If You Want To Know About Me, Ask About Me

This picture is painful to look at, but what’s more painful is how words can hurt. 

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Try Not Wanting To Be A Better Person After Meeting This Man

Seeing
this hometown hero in action makes my wife and I want to be better
people. We are going to donate our time to the local soup kitchen as a
start. We hope you are moved to action also.

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One Of The Most Inspiring Things A Kid Can Do Is Learn How To Shoot One Of These

I love this project. Photography got me through college and grad school dramas, and also some really sad times. It’s rad like that. Everyone should know what it’s like to see the world through a camera.

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A Beautiful Ode To Earth Guaranteed To Leave You Speechless

Here’s a friendly reminder that we’re all part of something much larger than ourselves. This video gives me the chills every time.

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The 7 Warnings From Gandhi In The Final Hours Of His Life

This is Gandhi’s super-famous Seven Blunders of the World. Gandhi gave the list to his grandson on the day of his assassination. I believe the world would be a better place if everyone took these 7 blunders to heart, so please share them!

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This 9-Year-Old Kid Has More Wisdom In His 'Star Wars' Pajamas Than I Will Obtain In A Lifetime

Shane Koyczan, who just gave an amazing TED talk about bullying that you need to see, once spent some time in the hospital with an amazing nine-year-old kid dying of cancer. This is his amazing story. 

At 1:47, we learn about a really weird girl. At 2:13, he shares a heartbreaking confession. At 2:40, he talks about why he wants to teach the kid to swear. At 3:53, he gets deeper than I want to be. At 4:40, he lays why a nine-year-old kid is more profound than any philosopher. And at 5:45, he just goes ahead and rips my heart out.

If that blew your mind as much as it blew mine, then you might want to Like Shane on Facebook.

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Meet A Daughter Who's Making Sure What Happened To Her Mom Doesn't Happen To Others

True story: $671 million are spent on Mother’s Day cards every year, and billions are spent on flowers, dinner, etc. And hey! That’s thoughtful, important, and probably even delicious. But what if those cards could do more by making sure women have safe births and actually get to be mothers? These can.

What an impactful way to honor your mom! If you want, you can join in right here.

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Having A Near-Death Experience Is Hard, But The Beauty With Which This Woman Talks About It… Oof

Have you ever had one of those surreal near-death experiences? Even if you haven’t, you don’t want to miss this story from Sarah Kay, who has a way of making everything she talks about sound beautiful and haunting. You know, just like egg salad and death.

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