Why do Stories Matter?

When I was a child, two friends of mine and I used to spend time at Rechej’s farm. You’ve probably never heard about Rechej’s farm, or, in case you have, you don’t know the same things about it which we knew. For most, Rechej’s farm, was just a common abandoned estate which held an old house built in German style and six decrepit barns. We, the children, called these barns pigsty, and we spent most

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The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

It’s that thing when you sit down and wonder: “Why bother?  Day to day I’m engaged in the same things, the same emotions, nothing new and important is happening in my life. I’m worthless dog!” Some are engaged in these activities more and some less. Some feel good about themselves, and there is nothing wrong with it. But, those who ask these kinds of questions a lot have a huge need to express their feelings

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The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

It’s that thing when you sit down and wonder: “Why bother?  Day to day I’m engaged in the same things, the same emotions, nothing new and important is happening in my life. I’m worthless dog!” Some are engaged in these activities more and some less. Some feel good about themselves, and there is nothing wrong with it. But, those who ask these kinds of questions a lot have a huge need to express their feelings

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How Creative Are We?

According to Jordan Peterson only a small portion of people are truly creative. To be creative means creating something unique and useful at the same time. Those who are truly creative must create or they will feel miserable. Creativity, on the one hand, can be seen as a curse because it is hard enough to create something new, but it’s only 5% of the job and most of the creatives need to find a source

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How Much Does A Lie Cost?

This morning, another teacher and I went to a nearby Wenzhou to have a medical checkup. A local teacher went with us to help us with the form filling and overall communication. It was all paid by the school, including the transportation.  We took an Uber to there because it’s faster. Uber from Rui’an  to Wenzhou coast about 120 RMB ($17.39). Highway is an additional 15 RMB ($2.17), but it’s a much faster way. We

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Do What You Love

Humans are creative species and we were all born with the urge for creation the only thing that separates us is our preferred medium. Some like to draw, some like to write, some like to create music, some like to dance, some like to build things, some like to make furniture… but we all have something we love doing. When we were children, we were waiting for the summer break to do what we love.

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But I Don’t Like Kale

Among other things, I don’t eat most of the fruit. I’m not saying that fruit is bad. Fruit is extremely good, especially if you’re a child. Fruit is a wonderful desert, especially if you have issues with candies, but fruit is something you could definitely live without. When people find out that I don’t eat fruit, their eyes pop out. You don’t eat fruit!? How about vitamins? I eat berries because it takes a lot

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Who is to Blame?

The cheapest electric motorbike, who as fast as a bicycle, can be bought for 200 dollars. It’s practical for commute and groceries. If you want a real electric scooter, which has a decent design and can go much faster, it is necessary to spend from 400 to 1000 dollars, which is reasonable if you count in the practicalities of the vehicle. Ebikes are silent, don’t emit smoke and they are ideal for preserving nature. Ebikes

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Don’t you ever change

When I was about to graduate from college, a friend of mine told me: “Don’t you ever change.” We knew that the probability of us seeing each other was low and for some odd reason she wanted me to stay narcissistic, immature, dumbass who thinks he’s the smartest man alive, and being a jackass as I was I said to her: “That’s the worst thing you could’ve said to me.” Naturally, she had no clue

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Fed Up – A Story About Sugar

Just a few decades ago smoking was cool. Cigarette ads were on every billboard, racing car, and in movies, even those aimed at children. Some time later, we realized that cigarette smoke inhalation doesn’t contribute to our health and they are no longer allowed to be advertised. For those who still struggle with this monster, I highly recommend the book by Allen Carr – The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. I’ve read it twice and

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