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The Words In a Picture

Maybe people say, “A picture is worth a thousand words” because a picture captures an action, and actions speak louder than words.

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Education

mother im sick

im so sick of school

help me im drowning

a homework filled pool

somebody save me

im dying inside

i said i can do it

it seems that i lied

the pressure is too much

its crushing my skull

theres no time for living

my schedule is too full

if school is for learning

theres one thing ive learned

a very long break

feels like something ive earned

The Best Things in Life aren’t Things

Collect memories, not things. As time goes on material things break, get lost, and lose their value. Memories however, will always be there, to remind you of the great things you’ve done. The experiences you’ve had. The people you care about, and the precious moments spent together. So spend more time collecting memories, and leave the things to collect dust.

Why I taught myself 20 languages — and what I learned about myself in the process

Fascinating article about languages and understanding other cultures through them

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During the past few years, I’ve been referred to in the media as “The World’s Youngest Hyperpolyglot” — a word that sounds like a rare illness. In a way it is: it describes someone who speaks a particularly large number of foreign languages, someone whose all-consuming passion for words and systems can lead them to spend many long hours alone with a grammar book.

But while it’s true that I can speak in 20 different languages, including English, it took me a while to understand that there’s more to language than bartering over kebabs in Arabic or ordering from a menu in Hindi. Fluency is another craft altogether.

I began my language education at age thirteen. I became interested in the Middle East and started studying Hebrew on my own. For reasons I still don’t quite understand, I was soon hooked on the Israeli funk group Hadag Nachash, and would…

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