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What can I learn in a short period of time that will be useful for the rest of my life?

I'm not going to give you the usual lifehack stuff. Sure, using Evernote, sleeping a lot, learning to listen, being grateful, all works for many people.

I don't like the word "lifehack". It takes a lot of work to be really good at something in life. To get good at something you need: a teacher, a passion, to read a lot of books, to practice 3-4 hours a day for many days.

Studying to be better than others day by day must takes you hours per day, days, months or years and then you realize that you won't ever come back in the past.

Dec 14, 2014 3:53 AM
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The simple & most common definition of lifehack is "a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way."

 

Where is a source for this negative definition?  I've never seen it.

 

December 14, 2014

Isn't lifehack a term for a small peace of advice that is supposed to make your everyday life easier?? I have encountered this word before and it always seemed to me to be a clever solution to some petty problem of life like how to open a bottle when you don't have an opener or how to eat an orange in the least messy way and such. Like for example, this a nice life hack http://shechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/life-hack-9.jpg

December 14, 2014

Mariella, if I may interpret your words I think you're simply saying you don't like using the word lifehack with regards to learning a language because you don't believe that there are any easy tricks that can allow a person to learn a new language.  I agree.  It takes a concerted & prolonged effort to accomplish this task and I've yet to find a shortcut to hard work.

December 14, 2014

dictionaries, they do not dictate meaning, they simply determine what people have already tacitly accepted as a means of expressing. So, you have right by any means not to accept certain neologism in your language, but that doesn't change the fact that this word has its socially determined, fixed, content.

December 14, 2014

         "Logic, here we go again...Maybe it is useful as you claim, but it's not something that can be learned in short period of time, no. I had logic in school for two semesters and I can tell that it's not that easy. ...etc."---mjehur

 Yes, but  you specified that you were in an "academic"   circumstance, right?

You probably had a large textbook and it was, I can almost guarantee, in a complcated way.

What did you thing  "Posmodernism" was about; or, the worldview of "Ontological Naturalism"?

Have you heard of FREETHINKING?   These are all about  the abandonment of Logic as a standard.

   Are you presuming that there is not a war of ideas going on in the world?

 

  I know how academia works my friend. I can teach the science of logic  in  a few hours.

  Whether or not  a person  has the   wherewithal  to engage reality in the context of logic is

yet to be demonstrated individually.   The problem is that many people have no comprehension of a disciplined approach to knowledge. They confuse, for example, their "feelings" or their "opinion" for knowledge.

 

    Just the same mjehur, in your   "Meaning of Life" topic, in the original posting, you demonstrated

 the necessary discipline to abandon  all subjectivisms  as unsatisfactory. So, to your credit,

you do have some comprehension  of  the powers of the faculty of discrimination.

  I had the same dilemma  myself.  Once I undertook the study however,  working  through a maze of conflicting information, I found, much to surprise,  that  there   is a simple key, which used,  opens the doors of understanding.

 

 

 

December 14, 2014
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Mariella
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English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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French, German