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Fearing the Unknown but I’m Curious

We spend most of our time figuring out – what’s coming next. In most cases we predict the wrong or often we forget what we’ve predicted. The people whom we recognise as successful are mostly doers, who hardly get any time to think about the future.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about Elon Musk or Bill Gates. They are successful and they talk about future a lot. But they are too heavy to take them as role models. I’m talking about people around me who invented some hacks to have a relatively better life. Most of them are just brave people.

It’s really not so important to be a master on how accurately someone can predict the future. We live in present and we hardly have any control over it. Fearing the future is good as it indicates about taking some risks or getting out of the comfort zone. Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.

To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.

St. Catherine of Siena

Sometimes we make mistakes in distinguishing the differences between bravery and stupidity. It’s okay, some stupidities actually made this world a better place.

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GRE Preparation

I don’t understand why these type of words learning is necessary. They gave me few sheets of paper with thousands of unknown and peculiar words – amity, apogee, aplomb, affinity, ameliorate, abstinence, abase, copious, coiffure, carafe, caulk…

I never used these words and I don’t know if I’ll need to use them later. They asked me to memorize them! It’s really tough to learn something when you don’t get any reason to use them as everyday’s tools.

The maths part of GRE is interesting. It needs practice – thats all. But when they asked me about the words, I start see everything blurry. In last test of vocabulary I scored 15 out of 40. So poor! Because the highest scorer got 39.

Anyway, I am not worried. I believe in slow and steady process. I hope I’ll learn some techniques of memorizing the words. May be you also can help me with that. Do you have any suggestion?