[Words, only words]

Disdain, vexations, cast aside, harried, epiphany, squandered, tailgated, mitigate, knuckleheads, larking, stalemate, coevals, tell-tale, deleterious, presbycusis…

Let’s make one sentence with all these words!

Forget it… Just kidding.

All these are words that are flying around and I am not able to figure out, right away, the meaning for them. I have to dig into “googlictionary” [nice made up word, doesn’t it?] to patch the holes. But I would like to put them in my lines. Oh, uhh… I just did it, for all of them!

I am an awful lazy person and I enjoy the fact that I am not alone being so. However, I impose myself on writing, at least, one little hundred words each day. Is it a little or not?

I have a bad habit to start following an idea but with the irrepressible desire to have everything very clear and, par consequence, I look to describe every single concept and so I find myself on a cluttered path to nowhere. It is as describing, by words, the way out of Labyrinth to someone who knows nothing either about English or about Labyrinth or even is deaf. It is so frustrating…

I hope you got the idea or you need more explanations?

Each time – right now it happens again – when, so seldom, I am in the mood to write, once I start suddenly appear, from nowhere, a lot of ideas which link some other ideas and all this bunch of ideas asks for a way out from my head at once. It happens much faster that my search for words in English – which is not my main language in the day-by-day life. And happens also when I am on my way to/from work or [!!!] at work.

Right now I am in the cafeteria, enjoying, more or less, my lunch, reading a Pocket saved article (The Useless Agony of Going Offline) and eavesdropping to what people around me are chatting. The above brief collection of words represents some of those, either from the text I am reading or from the people who are talking next to me or just they are flying around (the words, not the people).
The language, other than the mother tongue, is a mask. We hope to be in hiding behind it. Because we don’t completely absorb the sense of the words we find ourself in the position to put “en place” our own sense.

Here comes the meaning to belong to a culture and the paraphrase of “my country is my language” which describes it. Wherever the country is.

By the way, do you know what “Stockholm Syndrom” is?


The exercise of gratitude

A little while ago I put an article in my Pocket. It was about happiness and gratitude.

If I wasn’t already caught by this slippery subject, of “pursuing happiness”, maybe I never was looking at this post. Maybe is too much to be said but “I am not looking for happiness, I am looking at happiness”.

As I can figure out, the happiness is not the goal but a by-product of life. It is neither the travel nor the destination of the whole life, but we might “stumble upon“, someday, somewhere, along the path.

We still can improve our condition by the mean of gratitude: here comes the essence of the above-mentioned post.

The Happiness is a state of Mind.


People Judge Your Personality Based On These 7 Small Things

People are quick to evaluate what you are and what you are not. Impressions matter and this is how people judge your personality the first time you meet.

Source: People Judge Your Personality Based On These 7 Small Things

I have some comments to add to this material.

Please see the source; the comments are under each of original titles.

Our skills to judge, in a glimpse, the person who just bypassed, who is introduced to us or who comes to us as a candidate looking for our votes, belong to feeling side rather than to logical side of our self. During the steep and very long path from the dark deeps of the beginnings until today, the Evolution endowed us with the necessary tools to keep us far enough from the danger. So, the feeling side is much closer to the instincts, which keep us alive, than the logical side, which takes to much time to yield a life-saving result.

1. Your handwriting

Years ago I used to “entertain” my acquaintances with the graphological analysis of their handwriting. At the first sight, this seems to be something like divination, a kind of pseudo-science. It is based on observations and patterning: some traits of handwriting seem to be more often viewed for a certain type of personalities.

The link between the hands activity and the cortex stood at the core of the studies about the human evolution because the complexity of hand movements is directly reflected in the flexibility and versatility of human cortex. Among the complex movements of hands are the handwriting, the play of a musical instrument, the use of tools and so on.

In our technologized word the analysis of handwriting is no more a feature that gives a path to understanding the behavior and personality of someone because the handwriting is replaced with (hand)texting.

The fluidity and the harmony of the handwriting (that means each word is written with a continuous movement for the whole length, with all the words separated with clear white spaces) show up a very high level of intellectual activity where the flow of thoughts is faster than the flow of the words that come from the tip of the pen. In our days, a Ph.D. person might have a very handicapped form of handwriting and, from here, the interpretation of his/her personality would be awfully wrong.

A grinning note comes here: the handwriting is performed with an instrument as a pen or alike. This NOT apply for the writing made by hands on the tiny keyboards of the gadgets.

2. Your color [preference, not skin!]

Once, I had to take the Lüscher color test. Meanwhile, I learned it is no more used as before but still gives some (amazingly) good precision; there are some other tests which show better what is behind our forehead.

Back then, I was completely thrilled by the accuracy of this test. During my teen years, I was looking for some meanings of my existence. The hard work for school gave me enough good impression about myself but, anyway, I was looking for some crystal ball capable of telling me more about who I am and what can I expect from my type of personality.

Nothing was able to give me the long searched for the answer. Until then, when the Lüscher test gave me all the details in a concise and clear language.

Indeed, the preference of colors tells a lot about us and must not be a disputed territory (as the Latin adagio says: De gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum – google for it!).



3. Biting your nails


4. Your shoes


5. Your eyes


6. Your punctuality


7. Your handshake


Directing Magnetic Energy Into The Brain Can Reduce Belief In God, Prejudice Toward Immigrants

Scientists stimulated a part of the brain that’s associated with detecting and responding to problems, then tinkered with it to reduce people’s beliefs in God.

Source: Directing Magnetic Energy Into The Brain Can Reduce Belief In God, Prejudice Toward Immigrants

Is this a good or a bad news?

For some of us, myself included, God is a matter of very personal choice. So personal that we have to keep it only for us. Our beliefs have to stay ours. When I say “beliefs” I mean it. This doesn’t come in a kit with religion. Too often we get caught in this trap that “religion” equals “God” or “religion” equals “beliefs”.
[At this point, on my path through the comment I had the intention to make, I just remembered seeing somewhere a very colorful quote about religion. Therefore, I did a search with the terms I recalled and the story continues here.]
So, finally, I figured out the quotes I was looking for:
“Religion is like a penis. It’s fine to have one and it’s fine to be proud of it, but please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around…”
On the “waving” side, I would take any kind of identification of religion, any sign, garment or alike.
But …
I’m just talking to myself that, in the near future, we will see some magnetic treatments for some benign syndromes. Just in case. Volunteers?

Looking for answers

It is OK to be clever and thoughtful, once in a while, but it is hard to be soday by day, and mainly in write. I do my best in this direction, but very often I hit the fence.

So, sometimes, I have to look up and smile at our best friend Google.

I was on my way trying to put together a commentary for an experiment (found here) when I remember that I saw somewhere a very colorful and surprisingly quotes concerning, somehow, the subject, but where? So I asked for help our mighty friend, from above (in text, not much above). The third result, of the search, sent me to this amazing blog.

I am hesitating because of my English. It is neither the first nor the second language of mine. I am pretty sure that this is already obvious. I don’t have the easiness to put in the right place the right word or the right expression. Because are more meanings behind each word.

The aforementioned blog proves me wrong. Out there, in the wild, are quite a few mistakers against English.

What is the most appropriate language for a post? Those you think with for that specific post. For me are three languages and I use of each one by diving into the context. It is not a surprise that “my style” depends on my primary (maternal) language. There are expressions which match better in one language than another, but it is very difficult to translate (and adapt) between them.

I use a lot Google translate and Grammarly.

Let me introduce you this my new wordmistaker“: someone who makes mistakes (sinner – if you want). Neither Google-translate nor Grammarly wants it 😉

I would be very grateful for all of you who can take the time to comment on my English.