For those who hate to, love to or adore to study.
Don't hate yourself for not being fast enough or smart enough or good enough -
all progress is born from education and application and you educate and apply yourself all the time - whether you want to or not.
You're always learning.
You're always growing.
So study in style - stress-free, but filled with curiosity.

The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.

- Ursula K. Le Guin

(by x)

— 6 days ago with 77 notes
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There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don’t try to lie to yourself. You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you! How much have you lied! A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the happy, the enlightened man. In the same way, men attacking in war have played heroes, while their bowels twitched. My God, what a poor ape, what a fencer in the mirror man is- particularly the artist- particularly myself!
- Herman Hesse
(by x)

There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don’t try to lie to yourself. You are not a solid citizen. You are not a Greek. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you! How much have you lied! A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the happy, the enlightened man. In the same way, men attacking in war have played heroes, while their bowels twitched. My God, what a poor ape, what a fencer in the mirror man is- particularly the artist- particularly myself!

- Herman Hesse

(by x)

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
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dumblebidoo asked: Hey ! I just wanted to thank you for your post about studying in a relaxed way to enjoy learning, I really needed somebody to remind me this at the start of the year. Thanks ! :)


Answer:

Thank you! I’m super glad I could help. Have the funnest of funs on your journey of discovery :)

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What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.
- Vincent van Gogh
(by x)

What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.

- Vincent van Gogh

(by x)

— 1 week ago with 7 notes
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I am a product of endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the cloakroom, books (two deep) in the great bookcase on the landing, books in a bedroom, books piled as high as my shoulder in the cistern attic, books of all kinds reflecting every transient stage of my parents’ interest, books readable and unreadable, books suitable for a child and books most emphatically not. Nothing was forbidden me. In the seemingly endless rainy afternoons I took volume after volume from the shelves. I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass.
- C. S. Lewis
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I am a product of endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the cloakroom, books (two deep) in the great bookcase on the landing, books in a bedroom, books piled as high as my shoulder in the cistern attic, books of all kinds reflecting every transient stage of my parents’ interest, books readable and unreadable, books suitable for a child and books most emphatically not. Nothing was forbidden me. In the seemingly endless rainy afternoons I took volume after volume from the shelves. I had always the same certainty of finding a book that was new to me as a man who walks into a field has of finding a new blade of grass.

- C. S. Lewis

(by x)

— 1 week ago with 291 notes
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Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-gumble song,Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before.
 - Shel Silverstein
(by x)

Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.

 - Shel Silverstein

(by x)

— 1 week ago with 16 notes
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Don’t be ashamed to weep; ‘tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.
- Brian Jacques
(by x)

Don’t be ashamed to weep; ‘tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.

- Brian Jacques

(by x)

— 1 week ago with 24 notes
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This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
- Susan Polis Schutz
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This life is yours.
Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you.
Take the power to make your life happy.

- Susan Polis Schutz

(by x)

— 1 week ago with 131 notes
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Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people.
So it must be all around us. In this garden - in all the places.
- Frances Hodgson Burnett
(by x)

Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people.

So it must be all around us. In this garden - in all the places.

- Frances Hodgson Burnett

(by x)

— 2 weeks ago with 86 notes
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11 Questions Tag

Thank you for tagging me, stupidestablishment !

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What was the longest amount of time you’ve spent studying (with no breaks)?

About two hours?

Supporting my natural instincts, there’s research that indicates that it’s WAY better to take loads of breaks. Here’s a really interesting lecture about this and a heap of other study tips (especially for college/university): x

What is your favourite chocolate?

Zotter  No question.

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When you go to school do you dress like a hobo, athlete, fashionista, or just casual(Jeans and a tshirt)?

On rare occasions, I dress up, but most of the time I feel right at home in sweaters and sneakers.

Are you in a relationship right now?

A very committed one.

(What do you mean my laptop doesn’t count?)

What is your favourite quote?/Who is your role model?

Answered here: x

What food do you like to eat when you study?

Everything within a 1m radius. I’m not very picky when it comes to that. But most of the time I just stick to drinking water, because eating puts my brain in the “now roll over and relax”-mode.
It’s great as a positive reinforcement after studying, though.

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Ramen - my drug of choice.

How many hours of sleep do you normally get?

Between 6-11h, but I try to get my 7.5h nightly. (Did you know that it’s best to do the sleepy dream thing in 90min intervals? That’s why 7.5h and 9h are better than 8h for feeling fresh in the morning)

If you were to go back in time to relive one moment of your life, what moment would you go back to?

Full consciousness but unable to change anything? Probably my birth. It would mess me up bad, but I’d take the punch for science. Knowing how a baby feels and what it experiences when it’s being born would be …. mind-blowing.

What is the one word you seem to overuse?

Depends.

When you go out with your friends to “play” what do you normally do with them?

Depends. With my best friend, it’s usually going on walks, talking, jumping into random improv performances on the street (e.g. pretending to be two Scottish brothers who have a mother complex, one of whom is in the mafia and left the family when they needed him most. It… kind of just happens), making up stories, watching movies, not making any sense anymore (e.g. communicating in wheezing sounds, talking to trees, …), photo-shoots, painting, …
With my other friends (who are so amazing) I usually just nerd out most of the time, we talk about fandoms, books, movies, do movie/series marathons (we’re in the middle of Breaking Bad right now), go for tea or food, talk, wander through museums, … stuff like that.

I’m not really aimage

kind of person. More of a

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really.

Like before, I’m tagging everyone who comes across this and feels like introspecting:

1) What is your first study memory? (e.g. learning to read, riding a bike, …)
2) What is your favourite fictional book?
3) What is your favourite non-fiction book?
4) What is the most important thing you ever learned?
5) What is the most important thing you ever learned about studying?
6) Did/does your family support your education?
7) What is the funnest way you ever learned something?
8) Who was the best teacher you ever had?
9) Who do you want to be in the future?
10) If you could tell your past self one thing - what would it be?
11) If you could change one thing about the educational system in your country - what would it be?

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I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
- Henry David Thoreau
(by x)

I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

- Henry David Thoreau

(by x)

— 2 weeks ago with 13 notes
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