"Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else."
Suzuki Roshi (via lazyyogi)
"Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun."
Alan Watts (via lazyyogi)
Why do light sticks glow? CHEMILUMINESCENCE
Light sticks glow because of chemiluminescence (the light produced by a chemical reaction), where light is made by the reaction of some chemicals: hydrogen peroxide, phenyl oxalate ester, and flourescent dye.
Hydrogen peroxide is placed inside a thin glass that is inside the light stick’s container. It is surrounded by the solution of phenyl oxalate ester and flourescent dye. To operate a light stick, you bend it. This breaks the glass with hydrogen peroxide, making it blend with the solution outside. The chemical reaction of the three chemicals makes the light stick glow. This is the reason why hydrogen peroxide is called the “activator” it’s the one that makes the chemical reaction happen.