comes from Latin and combined education and castigation in a way still typical for such times. This was literally adopted, in particular in the military or in sports.
However, it is completely inappropriate and rather depressing that of all things … Weiterlesen
Sometimes it’s good to forego certain pleasures in order to be all the more surprised.
“The boy”, “the girl”: Even if we remain in this traditional separation of the sexes, it is still irritating to note that the female form of the child exists only in the neuter form in German (“Maedchen”), i.e. as a … Weiterlesen
Thinking is exciting and constantly confronts the thinker with questions and news. No chance to rest. Especially as calming down instills sleep, ignores questions and refuses to engage in questions.
But, one does not even need to get upset in … Weiterlesen
a cut-and-dried decision is totally hackneyed, and a standard phrase often used in management communities expressing that something is settled and does not need much thought or discussion; altogether something managers like: being (or pretend to be) a man of … Weiterlesen
Newton would likely have punished this woman with his contempt. Still, her fine sense for the possibilities and the power of thinking – which is not subject to gravity anyway – instills both courage and hope.
Younger people like to express this short sentence – inevitably – when a question is asked that refers to a past that is historically longer ago than these younger people are old or can remember. For in this way they … Weiterlesen