Another Way Of Learning!

 

"You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, 'Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.' Don't be resigned to that. Break out!"—Robin Williams

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There is another way of learning or doing things! Consider what you think, not what others tell you to think! 
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What’s Culture?

Have you ever asked yourself what is culture?

Culture is communication. These are the main communication tools; language, art, music, clothes, nonverbal cues, architecture and food.

Some cultures use one tool more than the others. In our time, most cultures are obsessed with food (US), clothes (US and W. Europe), architectures (Dubai), art (Estonia). 

 

Me, The Milkman & His Wife

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they do not have any. — Alice Walker. 

On a Tuesday morning, I waited for my milkman along with elderly ladies and gentlemen. After 11 minutes he arrived with his wife, a blonde woman in her early fifties. 

The milkman and his wife were quiet people like the majority of Estonians. They uttered a few words throughout the 10 minutes they served us. It was clear to me that Estonians were born to be quiet even in business situations!

The moral of this story is we must support honest farmers! If we are going to save the ecosystem which we the humans along with animals depend on our survivals, we must be cautious where our money (raha in Estonian) goes to. 

I will continue supporting the farmers who take care of their animals, do no harm to the environment and want to earn decent raha in order to raise families. 

 

 

Estonian Language Lesson #1

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Estonian language may seem to be hard. Nevertheless, the good thing about it is that you pronounce words as they are written.

Having said that, you must know these letters:

Š as in shop

Ž as in pleasure

Õ as in oh

Ä as in apple

Ö as in burn

Ü as in uber

There is another way of learning languages.

What Is Culture?

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My Cambridge dictionary defines it as thus follows:

“It is the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time:

She’s studying modern Japanese language and culture.”

My own definition of Culture is simpler. Whichever side I look at a culture, it rests on one word: communication!

We use different tools to communicate with one another e.g. language (oral and written words), art, music, clothes and body language.

Estonians walk faster than English people because of the cold weather. Northern Europe is much colder than Western Europe.

I believe this is one of the reasons why Estonians do not know how to have a smalltalk. They do not want to stop and have a chat with strangers in public places because they want to get home quicker.

Estonia is Small and Beautiful

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Miski pole võimatu, niipea kui inimene hakkab sellest kord tõsiselt mõtlema.—Tammsaare

“Nothing is impossible as soon as a person starts thinking seriously about it.” 

 

Estonia is a small country. It is beautiful in terms of nature! It’s small and yet a person can find his or her own space. 

It’s for nature-lovers and creative people who are unafraid to be themselves!