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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Time Machine

The best way to get familiar with a country is by visiting its institutions. Chinese institutions are settled in huge buildings made from marble and glass, and they are spotlessly clean; the employees are uniformed, helpful, and polite; they use  modern technology; applications are submitted online; everything resolves relatively quickly; you do everything on the spot and pay by phone or credit card Visiting the state institutions of Serbia provides a time traveling experience. the

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Mistakes

There are places where mistakes are not allowed; the surgeon should not operate on the wrong organ; a pilot should not make mistakes while landing… But a surgeon who learns to operate on a model or in an autopsy room can make a mistake, just as a pilot flying a simulator may make a mistake … When our mistakes leave no great consequences and especially when learning, it’s completely normal and expected to make mistakes.

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A Single Book

Professor of Literature at the Faculty of Education in Sombor, prof. Dr. Tihomir Petrovic, often said in his lectures that a man who read one book was much more dangerous than one who didn’t read anything at all. A man who has read one book dogmatically adheres to its contents. These are often recognized as religious fanatics and members of other ideologies who divide people into those whose opinions coincide with their book and those

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A Single Book

Professor of Literature at the Faculty of Education in Sombor, prof. Dr. Tihomir Petrovic, often said in his lectures that a man who read one book was much more dangerous than one who didn’t read anything at all. A man who has read one book dogmatically adheres to its contents. These are often recognized as religious fanatics and members of other ideologies who divide people into those whose opinions coincide with their book and those

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Pearls Before Swine

… means giving something of value to someone who won’t appreciate it. You may know the solution to someone’s problem, you may have good advice, you may have gone through something similar to what someone is currently going through, and you have an extremely simple trick for them that will make their problems disappear, but when you offer them your opinion, they dismiss it without thinking and that drives you crazy.  Often people do not

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Bullshit Detector

Hemingway once said: “The essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, bullshit detector.” I understood it as a writer’s ability to extract a good idea from a multitude of bad ones, but it can also be understood as a writer’s ability to cut all sufficiencies from his writing, or to recognize the truth from lies. Either way, a good bullshit detector is something every writer should have, but it seems to me

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The Last PUsh

Those who go to gym know that the last three reps, those in which you spend the last atom of your power, are the most important. It’s that time when you push, and your arms are trembling, each muscle fiber aches, but you push once, and once more and finally once more, and at the end you throw your dumbbells or somebody takes the barbell from your chest because you can’t move it anymore. It

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Qualification

One of the advantages of the internet is that enables as to make contact with experts in any field. The contact doesn’t necessarily need to be direct; we don’t have to send emails or direct messages. There are many experts who devote a large portion of their time for public education; often through books, blogs, podcasts, YouTube, Instagram and other media.  To pay respect to people I follow and learn from, I will name some

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