The Usual Trouble of a Writer

Working on long-term projects, such as writing a novel, means that the writer will not receive any feedback for a long time. For months, and sometimes years, the writer sits in front of her computer filling in the blank pages and has no idea if what she is doing any good and if it is worth the effort at all. The writer enters the project with a blind hope like entering a maze and hopes

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Vacuum cleaner

Certainly in your life there are people put you down; as if they were sucking up all your energy. If you meet these people for lunch or coffee, usually after that meeting you start to reconsider all your life decisions, including something trivial like – did I really need to see the latest Spiderman; what if it really is a trash and if it’s not worth watching? You run into these banal dilemmas because whatever

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Different Paths

Although two different people may have the same goals, they are very likely to be on different paths or different parts of the same path. Let’s say two people want to lose 20 pounds, one will increase physical activity, the other will change diet, the third will apply both strategies, but the diet and exercise will be completely different from the exercise and diet of the first two people. The case is same when someone

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Time

Time is the cheapest thing you’ve got. I once heard and did not say anyting, although I totaly disagree. Time is the most precious thing you’ve got, if you ask me. You can’t buy time; you’ve only got what you’ve got and what you do with it matters.

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Engaging in Harmful Activities

We all know how harmful cigarettes are, but there are people who still smoke. Some claim that cigarettes calm them down, others claim that they find it difficult to leave cigarettes, and most leave cigarettes tomorrow. Although nicotine is physically addictive, we are more dependent on serotonin and dopamine, the so-called happiness hormone that is secreted after we receive a dose of nicotine. For some strange reason, every time we bring in nicotine, our body

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Engaging in Harmful Activities

We all know how harmful cigarettes are, but there are people who still smoke. Some claim that cigarettes calm them down, others claim that they find it difficult to leave cigarettes, and most leave cigarettes tomorrow. Although nicotine is physically addictive, we are more dependent on serotonin and dopamine, the so-called happiness hormone that is secreted after we receive a dose of nicotine. For some strange reason, every time we bring in nicotine, our body

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A Book is the Best Gift

Books are a gift from which you can grab something every time you open them and read a few lines. You can read them several times in your life and each time they will bring you new experiences and new wisdom. Books can go from one reader to another and supply each of them with the same set of values it has to offer. Sometimes we need to be the first to take something from

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Shuold I stay or should I go?

This time I’m not talking about whether or not I want to write a blog. I’ve been under a lot of stress these days; my site was hacked; I went to Beijing to make a new passport, and we all know how stressful it is to deal with government institutions and how enjoyable it is to spend the whole day on the train. Nobody likes to do what they don’t have to do, which is

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Priorities

Things often do not go as planned. Sometimes something completely unforeseen happens that requires an immediate change of priorities. For example, writing a blog was one of my priorities, but when my site gets hacked and unusable, it is logical to change priorities, fix the site and then write a blog. Changing priorities means that something else will need to be dropped from the priority list. In addition to writing a blog, reading and writing

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A Land of Forgotten Ideas

Before I fall asleep, while my brain is working on alpha waves, I often get ideas for a blog or novel. I do not record them because I believe I will remember them if they are worth writing down and I often succeed in doing so. Sometimes I happen to get two or three ideas and then write them down because I know I can’t hold more than one until the morning. It’s interesting that

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