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The cliche New Year article

There would be no New Year without people making resolutions to lose weight or change their life around one way or another. You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that around 8% of the people who make those resolutions actually stick to them and follow through. Why on Earth? Well, that’s simple. Again, like most of the articles I write, this one will most likely present little or no new information because we all know this. But as we’ve… I’ve talked about, there’s a vast canyon between knowing and doing. Continua a leggere

A little less conversation, a little more action

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Looking for success and achievement in the world we find it with people of a different background and different means. It is the same with failure. Now, I am the person who believes that the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful person is that the former tried just one more time, which means the true cause of failure is in almost all cases inaction or surrender. An article has been written on the victim mentality, but now we’ll go to the other character flaw (which in truth is probably caused by one form of victim mentality), the “not yet” particle. Continua a leggere

Support for Sport

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With the world cup taking place right now, the world is shaking with football fever. We’ve seen employers let employees take days off, pubs selling cheaper pints, and supporters going wild in the streets. Many people question why sport seems to let almost anything go, as long as it’s in the name of patriotism. Seeing it as nothing more than 90 minutes of rubbish, some believe that sports should be watched at home, and not disturb the world outside, where normal things are happening. However, with so many people getting behind their national flag there are many who would love to blare their national anthem from their houses all day. And with these events being so few and far between, what’s the issue with a day off to watch your team do you proud? Continua a leggere

Metageography or the power to reshape the world

 

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In order to understand the world in which we live in, as well as the relationships between each country, we use reading grids and various models of interpretation. By doing so we are unconsciously implementing some metageography. Indeed, the structure, shaping and the organisation of our geographical knowledge is arranged according to abstract concepts, founded mostly on current facts. Just by the action of classifying, or simply labelling, all our world depictions automatically go through multiple processes, entailing some important consequences. Continua a leggere