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Interesting links and texts from previous years on my Facebook: 13/3

"Sad Mouse" is a beautiful four minute 2012 short from Saturday Night Live​, with Bruno Mars​ playing an emotionally distraught mascot who works for tips in Times Square in search of affection:


"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


"Your Brain On Porn" is a really good site that focuses on porn’s effects on the brain.

They aim to help people understand exactly how today’s Internet porn alters the brain, and how to get over the effects and addictions it brings:

I think most guys - and some girls - can relate to the topics written about there.


"Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
- Og Mandino (author, 1923-1996)


Great post by entrepreneur Derek Sivers collecting advice about what everyone attending a music conference should do to increase their chances of success.

If you work with music, you MUST read these universal tips and hints:


I'm about to see the second season of "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret", the very funny English/American comedy show by comedian David Cross.

Check out both seasons and also "Mr. Show", Cross' other creation with Bob Odenkirk.


The New Macho
(by The ManKind Project)

He cleans up after himself.
He cleans up the planet.
He is a role model for young men.
He is rigorously honest and fiercely optimistic.
He holds himself accountable.
He knows what he feels.
He knows how to cry and he lets it go.
He knows how to rage without hurting others.
He knows how to fear and how to keep moving.
He seeks self-mastery.
He has let go of childish shame.
He feels guilty when he's done something wrong.
He is kind to men, kind to women, kind to children.
He teaches others how to be kind.
He says he's sorry.
He stopped blaming women or his parents or men for his pain years ago.
He stopped letting his defenses ruin his relationships.
He stopped letting his penis run his life.
He has enough self-respect to tell the truth.
He creates intimacy and trust with his actions.
He has men that he trusts and that he turns to for support.
He knows how to roll with it.
He knows how to make it happen.
He is disciplined when he needs to be.
He is flexible when he needs to be.
He knows how to listen from the core of his being.
He's not afraid to get dirty.
He's ready to confront his own limitations.
He has high expectations for himself and for those he connects with.
He looks for ways to serve others.
He knows he is an individual.
He knows that we are all one.
He knows he is an animal and a part of nature.
He knows his spirit and his connection to something greater.
He knows that the future generations are watching his actions.
He builds communities where people are respected and valued.
He takes responsibility for himself and is also willing to be his brother's keeper.
He knows his higher purpose.
He loves with fierceness.
He laughs with abandon, because he gets the joke.

This is the Mature Masculine - the New Warrior - a re-definition of masculinity for the 21st century.

By no means is this list complete. You are welcome to come and add your gifts to this community.
-- Boysen Hodgson (
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