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Wishing people the best

My father once told to me; “whenever you’re about to meet or call someone you really don’t like, take a moment before the meeting and wish peace to that person.” I was 13, maybe 14 at that time. But it those words somehow stayed with me. Soon I discovered that

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THREAD OF LIFE

Unwanted discoveries and unexpected lessons 😆

This morning I killed around 20 cockroaches. Or perhaps a little more. Little did I know about the life that took place just next to our door when I lifted up the heavy stone. For weeks, I thought something was smelling strange around there. And when I finally lifted the

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THREAD OF LIFE

The train is rolling again.

It’s Sunday, Orsi is out of house – unexpected work. And I’m sitting on the front porch, starting a new project. Since I’ve sent out the manuscript of my new novel, I have to admit, I felt a bit empty. Imagine, over a period of almost 7 months, you spend

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Are we at the tipping point of our golden age?

Nature always finds ways to balance itself out, and in history not one single race, kingdom, empire had ever been superior without collapsing at one point. Not the Romans, not the Aztecs, not the Greeks, not the Nazis, not the Osmans. Not even the Egyptians. Nowadays the empire is called

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Winning and “trying” hard to be successful.

It happens sometimes… And it lights me up!! When I receive an email or a message that says: “Thanks Sam, this post really inspired/helped me,” I’m glad because, in many ways it feels great to know that what you expressed somehow touched another person. And I feel even more glad

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THREAD OF LIFE

Being happy with having a little bit less

15.08.2018 – Yesterday we ran out of water here. I realised that, since we live in our new place I didn’t organise any water supply. Well, water was something we took for granted anyways. Who would ever waste a thought about it, right? ​​Yet after a few weeks the tank

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Starting, learning and sometimes surprising myself

Tuesday. 14.08.2018: I realised this morning that, just this year, I wrote about 300 articles and small posts. And a novel. And it feels good. Not necessarily the number, but to see that I put in the work. Today I thought I try to bring up the mess in my

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

The “it has always been like this”-things

Yesterday I visited a restaurant with Orsi. There were two toilets. One for men, the other reserved for women. And I asked myself why even the smallest places tend to gender-divide their toilets. And why is it that – as a man – choosing the “female toilet” instead of waiting

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Looking for jobs and getting fired – a little manifesto

I learned to apply and get jobs through impressing the audience, the employer. I learned to polish my CV. I practiced interviews with my friend who asked me the standard questions. And after each rejection I edited my application letter. But shortly after living in Thailand as a semi-pro fighter,

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Educating kids beyond IQ and Talent

A toddler has no definition of itself. She doesn’t care about career, or future. She lives in the now. Like a dog… or a chicken – she just exists. She doesn’t tend to take things personally neither does she accuse or bear grudges. She tries, she fails, she learns. “You’re

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Short-Notes, Stories & Quotes

Learning to love the gays

For years the image of two men making love together made me shiver, and desperately trying to think about something else. Even talking with or about a gay made me feel insecure and distant. Why? Perhaps because I learned that it’s “not normal”, disgusting, “in-human”. Until I realised that sexual

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