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Isn’t time something wonderful? Without having to do anything about it, it passes and the future will replace the present automatically.

You might feel it when you’re doing an uninteresting job you don’t particularly care about, you might feel it when you’re in a train on a long trip. Eventually you’ll be done with work, and you’ll arrive at your destination. All you have to do is be patient and keep doing what you’re doing. (And, while you’re waiting, why not make the best of it and enjoy it?)

I feel it mostly when I’m running. I usually run about 8 km, and I never really feel like it before I’m out there.

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I’m putting this set of articles here so I won’t forget them.

About failure:

Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5848390/everything-you-do-is-practice-until-it-isnt

Seth Godin: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/04/how-to-fai.html

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My Spanish isn’t all that great. It’s one of those languages I’ve been wanting to learn properly for years, but I haven’t yet. One of the first grammar lessons, and also one of the hardest to learn for a non-native speaker, is the difference between ‘ser’ and ‘estar’. That’s right. Spanish has two different verbs for ‘to be’.

If I understand correctly (and I’m sure that, if this were actually a Spanish grammar lesson, I’d have to nuance this way more) ‘ser’ is used for things that are set. Things that don’t change. Like: ‘I am Samantha’. ‘Estar’ is used when talking about things that are transient. So: ‘I am feeling sick’ and ‘I am sad’.

In a former blogpost, I’ve talked about how it is easier for me to say that I play the piano instead of saying I’m a pianist. Now, if you combine these two notions together (in my head), this becomes interesting.

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