Malarie Howard

Santa Clara, CA, United States

About Malarie

Bio

I intend on doing anything and everything. Follow me on twitter: @MalarieHoward

Languages

English, Spanish

An idea worth spreading

Travel! Travel! Travel!

I'm passionate about

I am passionate about anything that strengthens the global community. I am also very set on doing what I can to stop human trafficking.

Talk to me about

Anything you think is worth talking about.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Malarie Howard
Posted over 2 years ago
What is your favourite quote and why?
Buddha said, "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment" I constantly have to remember to keep my mind on the "here and now". When it comes down to it, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may not come. All I have is this very moment to make up for lost times and to live life to the fullest. Dwelling on the past will only lead to regrets or nostalgia, and planning too far ahead will only cause me to miss out on alternative opportunities and adventures. It's easier said than done because I am both a dweller and a planner. My fear of repeating my mistakes and my fear of not being prepared cause me to forget about the present. But this brings me to my next favorite quote that I learned from my favorite movie growing up, "hakunna matata" :)
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Malarie Howard
Posted about 3 years ago
Is our destiny to be one world with one language?
I do think that the world is slowly moving towards English becoming the common language because of business and the growth of the global community. I think the idea of a common language could possibly help international cooperation, but at the same time I think it could cause resentment amongst places whose languages are not being used. I think it's very possible for the English language to imperialize the less common languages, which I think is horrible. As long as the common language doesn't degrade the beauty of having thousands of languages in the world, then I think it would be a good thing.
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Malarie Howard
Posted about 3 years ago
Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure
I think his mentioning of the three-year-old girl can directly answer your question. Now, a three year old cannot have much history. But when people discovered Marla Olmstead, they thought she was an art prodigy...it was the essence of the work that attracted many buyers; this essence being that a 3 year old's work can be compared to that of John Pollock. However, when the media revealed that she had been coached by her father and that her work was not from her own mind or essence, her paintings lost their value. No one likes being tricked.
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Malarie Howard
Posted about 3 years ago
If you woke up today and money ceased to exist, what is the first thing you would do? Why?
Well of course money is necessary in the real world haha this topic however explores the idea of money not existing. People got around the world way before airplanes were ever invented. Anyhow that's irrelevant to the question, since the info stated: "let's not get into the technicalities of how removing money from the world would change things". I was just thinking that an idealistic question deserved an idealistic answer :) Thanks, Malarie
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Malarie Howard
Posted about 3 years ago
International Month of Laughter! Laughing brings people together and after all, it is the best medicine. People can laugh just for the hell of it, go to a comedy show, or tell jokes. Whatever brings out hearty boisterous laughter!
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Malarie Howard
Posted about 3 years ago
Why don't people believe in God?
I also like to see people stepping outside the box, it's exciting! Thank you for your positivity and not making me feel small for what I believe. It's great that two people can can have a civil conversation and learn from the other without being dogmatic and rude!
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Malarie Howard
Posted about 3 years ago
What is the one thing that you wish you could do but are too afraid?
While reading Michael's post I couldn't help but think of my favorite Emily Dickinson poem: "Finite to fail, but infinite to venture for the ship that struts the shore. Many's the overwhelmed gallant creature nodding in navies nevermore" I think what you were saying really puts understanding in that poem. To predict you will fail or convince yourself to not go for your dreams halts the dream from ever coming true. Not trying is in itself failure or an end. But "infinite to venture" success is infinite. It keeps going as you keep trying. When you've ultimately reached your goal or dream you reap the benefits of your success forever. There is no end.