Dean le Pere

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Quotations and one-liners

In experiences, tips on March 30, 2010 at 09:16

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With the proliferation of status updates, it seems everyone these days is taking the words of famous and not so famous people and using them in their status updates. 

This made me think of when was the last time I had, or came across an original quotation or one-liner. Come on people, surely we can take from our own experiences and come up with a one-liner that succulently encapsulates the experience or what was learnt. 

A few weeks ago Carmen, my sister, reminded me of something I said when we were youngsters playing some cricket in the park. You see there was this girl and she was a bit nervous while batting, and to encourage her I said “just hit the ball to the balls destination.” Now at first glance that might sound like a whole lot of hog wash, and I have to admit I probably did not fully realize how spot on I was with that comment. You see if you analyze it, I was simply telling her to hit the ball and the rest would take care of itself, because once the bat has connected with the ball it would be out of her hands. 

And that’s how we as humans often are. We over analyze things, when sometimes we just need to hit the ball and see what the outcome is. Because once you are there at the crease, it’s too late to start wondering how to hit the ball. All of that skill should have been developed off the playing field during practice and coaching sessions. 

So in life we need to practice and prepare for things. But once you are in the game, then you just need to get on with it, and all of those practice sessions will bear their fruit. 

If you have any original or personal one-liners, or childhood experiences that could be used in life now, please leave them here and let’s share them with the world.

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23Point5

In earth, life on March 24, 2010 at 12:36

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Did you know that the earth is tilted at approximately 23.5 degrees in relation to the ecliptic plane. Yep, that means the equator is not level with the ecliptic plane. How amazing is it that. And that’s why we have seasons.

And get this, the earth is not tilted at exactly 23.5 degrees all the time. But rather that is the average range. So the earth basically wobbles as it rotates.

That must be the reason why I feel so unstable some of the time. It’s not me, it’s the earth. But I am grateful for the variety that the change of seasons bring, so I am not complaining.