Espresso machines and such caffeinated pleasures

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I’ve noticed that for the last year or two I’ve been living and consuming way more conspicuously, probably due to the visibility provided by social media and a whole virtual personality that you can build around it. Facebook, in particular, has provided a platform that has certainly triggered me to engage in social activities I would never have done otherwise; going around the city sampling coffee, for example.

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A house with no furniture

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The other day a colleague of mine, a delightful middle aged woman, was shocked to hear that I didn’t own a living room sofa set, a TV or a guest bed. “Instead of spending all your money traveling to all those places, why don’t you buy the basic necessities for comfortable living.” That was her first comment. Then she went on a rant about how “today’s generation” did not know anything about financial management.

And that made me upset. I was upset because I felt sorry that she will never get it!

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The annual ritual of setting new goals

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“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.”

One of my teaches used to say that, and I never took her quote seriously because teachers tell you a lot of things that don’t make sense at the time (and also because I hate cheesy quotes). At the mature age of 24, just before I turned 25, a strange realization crept into me. I realized that the infinite time I thought I had in my life was not really infinite, and if I wanted to do things in life, I had to do them right now.

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Learning styles

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Learning Styles are various methods or approaches to learning. There has been a lot of research on the topic of how people learn from experience. Learning styles, unlike personality traits, are acquired preferences that are adaptable, either at will or through changed circumstances.

When it comes to experiential learning, different people will approach the problem in different ways. Lets consider a simple example: assembling a desk from a ready-to-assemble kit sold by furniture stores like IKEA.

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